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Jacksonville Housing Authority to move forward on $30M project

Jacksonville Beach renovation includes demolition, new construction

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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – The Jacksonville Housing Authority Board of Directors voted unanimously to move forward with the redevelopment of its affordable housing complex in Jacksonville Beach.

The $30 million project, called The Waves at Jacksonville Beach, includes the demolition of the existing public housing units and the new construction of 127 units. JHA is co-developing the project with TVC Development Inc., the affordable housing subsidiary of Jacksonville-based The Vestcor Companies. 

At the same time, JHA is renovating 89 other units in Jacksonville Beach and Atlantic Beach for a total cost of approximately $1,479,000.

The board’s vote gives Interim CEO Dwayne Alexander the authority to sign all closing documents on the financing of the project, which is anticipated to take place in mid-September. Demolition will commence shortly after the closing. 

“We’re excited to move this project along,” said JHA Chair Roslyn Mixon-Phillips. “These new affordable housing units will be a wonderful improvement for our tenants and the community.”

Tenants who had been living in the Jacksonville Beach property have been relocated to other housing authority properties and will be given first right of refusal to return when the project is completed, which is anticipated to be in early 2021.

The rental units are base on the Area Median Income, 108 units at 60% AMI, 13 units at 33% AMI, and 6 units at 22% AMI.