Jacksonville - Historic Union Terminal Warehouse Work Can Begin
As Published on January 7, 2021 – Jacksonville Daily Record
Interior work can begin at the historic Union Terminal Warehouse at 700 E. Union St. in the Eastside area not far from TIAA Bank Field. The city of Jacksonville issued a permit Jan. 6 for WPC – Winter Park Construction – to perform the $2.7 million demolition and concrete restoration of the four-story, 365,434-square-foot building for mixed uses.
Atlanta-based Columbia Ventures LLC intends to convert the structure into apartments through adaptive reuse and a historic tax credit conversion. The demolition is for a project that involves the remodeling of the warehouse built in 1913.
Columbia Ventures partner Jakob von Trapp said in an email May 5 his group filed for a partial interior repair and demolition permit “simply to make initial repairs to the interior of the building in preparation for our planned adaptive re-use of the building.”
The renovation permit is not part of the demolition plans. Dasher Hurst Architects of Jacksonville is the architect. Through East Union Property Owner LLC, Columbia Ventures bought the more than 7-acre property Dec. 3, 2018, for $4.6 million. Property records show seven buildings built between 1912 and 1990 at 640-648 E. Union St.