Downtown Jacksonville: Energy Authority is on the move from TIAA Bank Center to Riverplace Tower – The Florida Times-Union

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Downtown Jacksonville: Energy Authority is on the move from TIAA Bank Center to Riverplace Tower  The Florida Times-Union

The Riverplace Tower, second building from right on Jacksonville's Southbank, will be the new home for The Energy Authority.

A Jacksonville-based energy portfolio, analytics and trading company is moving from the TIAA Bank Center on downtown’s Northbank to the Riverplace Tower on the Southbank.

The Energy Authority has reached the end of its 14-year lease in the TIAA Bank building at 301 W. Bay St. The Jacksonville Building Inspection Division approved three different permits this month that will augment the relocation that will cost about $3.1 million.

The permits pave the way for the tenant buildout at 1301 Riverplace Blvd.

Officials with The Energy Authority say the new offices will cover two of the upper floors and part of another for 28,000 square feet. The TIAA location provided 31,000 square feet on one floor.

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The relocation will move all 170 employees to the new location. While it is a relocation, officials with the company said they are committed to maintaining a presence in downtown Jacksonville.

Adams Interior Contractors is the company that will handle much of the work at Riverplace Tower, which will largely involve reinforcing concrete in the building.

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Ladson Construction is the contractor for the $1.3 million project. Officials with Ladson said the retail space will cover 3,020 square feet with 2,562 of that being indoors. The exterior areas will provide for additional seating under a canopy.

The new Starbucks is projected to open in September. It will have a two-lane drive-thru area and be designed to handle a large amount of dine-in customers with 44 parking spaces and eight bicycle spaces.

Additional building permits

1250 Imeson Park Blvd., new construction of industrial building shell for Merritt-Jaim 1 LLC, 58,800 square feet, $3.5 million. Arco Design-Build.

4500 S. San Pablo Road, interior alterations and repairs for stabile and administrative relocation and a three-patient room buildout for Mayo Clinic of Jacksonville, $2.7 million combined.

5665 Normandy Blvd., remodeling of TD Bank branch building, $1.4 million. Vericon Construction Co.

3855 Hendricks Ave., exterior façade renovation for Miramar Plaza, 5,000 square feet, $550,000. Ticon Commercial Inc.

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7022 A.C. Skinner Parkway, interior renovation for Skyline Volleyball, 18,054 square feet, $415,000. Ladson Construction Co.

1980 San Marco Blvd., structural alterations, reroofing, addition of lift chair, electrical and safety upgrades for 190 San Marco building shell for Marco Square Land Trust, 4,053 square feet, $300,000. Target Contractors Inc.

619 Chaffee Road, new construction of Ellianos Coffee Shop, 700 square feet, $270,000. Simque Construction.

11902 Central Parkway, demolition of office areas to return them to a portion of a warehouse for 11902 Central Parkway Warehouse, 2,500 square feet, $220,000. Lay Duckworth Construction.

13830 Gran Bay Parkway, tenant buildout for Inspired Closets Warehouse, $145,000. Ash Construction LLC.

Source: jacksonville.com

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