East San Marco project featuring a Publix cleared another hurdle

Jacksonville, FL — A major San Marco development is getting closer to becoming a reality.

On Thursday, the developers for a brand-new Publix got approval for several changes they wanted to make to the project.

It goes to show how much excitement surrounds the potential of having the grocery store in the area.

The empty lot between Atlantic Boulevard and Alford Place will eventually be sprawling with activity: first construction, then visitors.

Publix would be the anchor store, but the development will also come with 35 condo units as well as retail shops and restaurants.

The city’s planning and zoning staff recommended approval, but with some conditions involving the size of the signage as well as traffic concerns.

Ultimately, the changes the developers asked for seemed reasonable to the planning commission.

One thing that was tabled was a possible crosswalk.

Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber’s office is studying that portion and will report later to figure out if it’s needed.

Next, the developers will go before the land use and zoning board.

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