Four industrial projects in works total 1.1 million square feet

Jul 16, 2020

The largest project is a 477,362-square-foot speculative building in Westlake Industrial Park.

Four industrial projects are moving through development in North and West Jacksonville.

Becknell Industrial applied for a permit at Westlake Industral Park; Pattillo Industrial Real Estate plans a distribution warehouse in NorthPoint Industrial Park; Pan American Companies is working on warehouses in West Jacksonville; and RM Domus Developers Corp. wants to build in Jacksonville International Tradeport.
Becknell Industrial applied to the city for a permit to build a 477,362-square-foot speculative building on almost 45 acres at 13522 Pritchard Road in Westlake Industrial Park.

Becknell at Westlake

No contractor is listed for the estimated $17 million project on Lot 21.

The project would include 2,366 square feet of speculative office space.

The developer is Pritchard Road Florida Becknell Investors II LLC, part of Becknell Industrial. Becknell, based in Lyons, Illinois, is an active landlord in the market.

Becknell’s 171-acre site in Westlake is allocated for up to 1,536,800 square feet of space.

Site plans filed with the city show three proposed buildings. The 477,362-square-foot structure can be expanded by 561,371 square feet to total almost 1.04 million square feet. The other two buildings comprise No. 2 at 140,130 and No. 3 at 194,400 square feet.

The St. Johns River Water Management District issued a permit March 19 to authorize the construction and operation of a stormwater management system.

Guy Preston, executive director of Colliers International Florida, said March 26 the permit will advance the development of a 477,000-square-foot speculative building, although there is no development date.