2018 News and Announcements

Despite Existing Pace, Developers See County's Great Potential

St. Augustine Record, December 1, 2018. It's nearly impossible to drive anywhere in the county — with the possible exception of farm-heavy spots — without running into a new neighborhood or an old one starting a new phase of building. County's Great Potential

Major Solar Farm Development Planned off SR 207

St. Augustine Record, November 27, 2018. There's a massive development likely headed for southern St. Johns County that doesn't involve a single new home or retail outlet. Florida Power & Light is one approval away from getting started on an 846-acre solar energy operation on what is now a cabbage farm off of County Road 305 near State Road 207. Solar Farm Planned

Flagler Hospital Announces Nocatee Expansion

Jacksonville Business Journal, November 27, 2018. Flagler Hospital will build a health campus in the St. Johns County master-planned community Nocatee, the health system announced Monday. Flagler Hospital Nocatee

St. Johns County Is Northeast Florida's Hottest Retail Market

Jacksonville.com, November 26, 2018. Unless there's some kind of catastrophic economic downturn, St. Johns County is going to have more new venues for holiday shopping in 2019 than any other market in Northeast Florida. NE Florida's Hottest Retail Market

Publix-Anchored Bartram Market to Begin Construction

Financial News & Daily Record, November 26, 2018. Eastland Development and Investments announced Monday that it will start construction of Bartram Market this week and that the shopping center will be anchored by Publix Super Markets Inc. Bartram Market to Begin Construction

Light Industrial Park Planned in Twin Creeks

Financial News & Daily Record, November 20, 2018. Twin Creeks developer John Kinsey plans to build an light industrial park on the southwest corner of County Road 210 and U.S. 1 in St. Johns County, with a portion of the 89-acre property allocated for a St. Johns County School District bus depot. Light Industrial Park in Twin Creeks

The Mathis Report: Fountains at St. Johns Planned Along County Road 210

Financial News & Daily Record, November 19, 2018. Commercial development is a hot commodity in northern St. Johns County, where thousands of houses are proposed and stores, offices, restaurants and entertainment venues are projected to follow. Fountains at St. Johns

Made in St. Augustine: From Datil Peppers to Popsicles, the Ancient City Known for Many Unique Products

St. Augustine Record, November 18, 2018. Say you want to send out-of-town relatives a gift basket that provides them with a sampling of all things St. Augustine. Thanks to a variety of specialty products produced in the Ancient City, there is no shortage of items that lend their unique stamp to the rich heritage that is St. Augustine. We've rounded up just a few of the products St. Augustine is known for. Made in St. Augustine

In October, St. Johns County Had One of Its Highest Residential Permitting Months Since Recession

St. Augustine Record, November 13, 2018. Since the middle of the year in St. Johns County, residential impact fees have increased, labor and material costs are up, land prices are up, and interest rates are rising. Yet building is still robust. Highest Residential Permitting

Baptist Health to Build Nocatee Comprehensive Facility

Jacksonville.com, November 5, 2018. Baptist Health plans to build a comprehensive health campus on 12 acres of land it's acquired in Nocatee – a master-planned community in Ponte Vedra Beach recently named the second fastest growing suburb in the United States. Baptist Health Nocatee Facility

St. Augustine Businesses Are Making the Switch to Environmentally Friendly Practices

St. Augustine Record, November 3, 2018. Paper or hay straws are the latest in a stream of environmentally friendly products businesses are rolling into their operations these days. Considering 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded every day in the U.S, making the switch to biodegradable alternatives will help restaurants cut down on their carbon footprint. Environmentally Friendly Practices

Booming Hospitality Industry Creates More Than Minimum-Wage Opportunities

St. Augustine Record, November 3, 2018. When leaders here and around the state talk economic development, they're usually boasting about manufacturing or technology jobs, which seem to be the most prized. Booming Hospitality Industry

Shopping Without the Drive: New St. Johns Stores Could Impact Duval

Financial News & Daily Record, November 2, 2018. Residents of northern St. Johns County are accustomed to the drive. With no large retail centers with big-box stores, restaurants and retailers, residents often must travel north into Duval County for shopping, dining and entertainment. That's about to change. Shopping Without the Drive

Major Development Announces New Tenants

Jacksonville Business Journal, October 30, 2018. The 1,600-acre commercial development shaping up in north St. Johns County has added more than a dozen tenants to its line-up, the developers announced Tuesday. Major Development Announces New Tenants

Phase 1 Durbin Park Opens Soon

St. Augustine Record, October 30, 2018. While the Ponce de Leon Mall struggles to hold on in the southern part of the county, the Pavilion at Durbin Park in North St. Johns is preparing to welcome shoppers when anchor tenant and first-to-operate Walmart opens next week. Phase 1 Durbin Park Opens Soon

Eleven New Tenants Announced Durbin Park

Financial News & Daily Record, October 30, 2018. Burlington, Petco, Jana Japanese Steakhouse and several other stores and restaurants will join Walmart, Home Depot and Cinemark in The Pavilion at Durbin Park. Eleven New Tenants Announced Durbin Park

Ferber to Develop Durbin Park Crossing

Financial News & Daily Record, October 26, 2018. A Ponte Vedra Beach company plans to develop 70 acres in northern St. Johns County into a mixed-use project with commercial and residential outparcels. Ferber to Develop Durbin Park Crossing

Jax Growth Benefits SJC Commercial

Jacksonville Business Journal, October 26, 2018. As Jacksonville experiences a surge in population growth and development sprawls north and south of the city center, an influx commercial projects have lined up in St. Johns County. Jax Growth Benefits SJC Commercial

UF Study Shows SJC Population Growth

St. Augustine Record, October 23, 2018. A recent population study says the population of St. Johns County has increased by almost 50,000 residents since 2010. SJC Population Growth

St. Johns Tech

St. Augustine Record, October 23, 2018. Cynthia Williams has been fighting stereotypes since she became principal at St. Johns Technical High School about five years ago. "We hate the term 'vo-tech'" Williams said. "I think sometimes when people classify us as a Vo-tech, they are aligning us with only providing those services in the technical field. We provide all services that any other school would provide with our students." St. Johns Tech

Residential Drives Commercial Investment

St. Augustine Record, October 23, 2018. Where there is residential growth, commercial growth is never far behind. So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that St. Johns County leads the state in retail and business investment, according to the findings of a new report by the financial technology company SmartAsset. Residential Drives Commercial Investment

Second Specialty Grocer Planned for SJC

Financial News & Daily Record, October 23, 2018. Another specialty St. Johns County grocery store is in review, this one at the World Commerce Center. A roughly 30,000-square-foot store is shown on plans as the anchor for a 39,098-square-foot first-phase retail center on 16.62 acres at International Golf Parkway and Florida 16. Second Specialty Grocer Planned for SJC

Potato Capital Grows More Than Potatoes

St. Augustine Record, October 19, 2018. For more than 50 years, Bryan Jones and his family have been growing potatoes that eventually end up as Frito-Lay potato chips. Potato Capital Grows More Than Potatoes

Hastings Opportunity for Growth

St. Augustine Record, October 17, 2018. Walk down Main Street in Hastings and you'll see vacant storefront after vacant storefront — a virtual retail desert — as if time had stood still and left the town behind. That could be changing. Hastings Opportunity for Growth

Cinemark to Open Movie Theatre

Financial News & Daily Record, October 16, 2018. Cinemark plans to open a 12-screen movie theater at The Pavilion at Durbin Park by fall 2019, the company announced Monday. Cinemark to Open Movie Theatre

Durbin Park Announces Cinemark

Jacksonville Business Journal, October 16, 2018. A 12-screen Cinemark movie theater is coming to The Pavilion at Durbin Park commercial development in St. Johns County, the company announced Monday. Durbin Park Announces Cinemark

St. Augustine Air Charter Flies to Bahamas

Jacksonville Business Journal, October 3, 2018. St. Augustine-based Boomerang Air Charter will soon begin offering individual tickets on direct flights to the Bahamas, a route they have served with chartered flights since 2012. SA Air Charter Flies to Bahamas

Adamec Harley-Davidson Expanding with New St. Augustine Dealership

Jacksonville Business Journal, September 26, 2018. A new Harley-Davidson dealership is coming to St. Augustine. Adamec Cycle Sales Co. Inc. has announced it will build a 35,000-square-foot facility there by the third quarter of 2019. Adamac Harley-Davidson Expanding

County Still Leads State with Lowest Unemployment Rate

St. Augustine Record, September 21, 2018. St. Johns County maintained its place as Florida county with the lowest unemployment rate in August. Lowest Unemployment Rate

St. Johns Tops State for Wealth, Affordability

Financial News & Daily Record, September 21, 2018. St. Johns County is the wealthiest county in Florida, ranked by median income, and that gives county residents more purchasing power than anywhere else in the state. SJC Tops State

St. Johns Continues Homebuilding Dominance

Financial News & Daily Record, September 13, 2018. St. Johns County continues to be the most popular place in Northeast Florida for homebuilding. According to monthly Northeast Florida Builders Association permit data, St. Johns is outpacing Clay, Duval and Nassau counties in home construction. SJC Homebuilding Dominance

Study: St. Johns County Residents Have Most Buying Power in State

St. Augustine Record, September 8, 2018. While some longtime county residents express shock at the rise in real estate costs over the last several decades, compared to the rest of the state, St. Johns County is something of a bargain. That's one way to look at a recent study published by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. Most Buying Power in State

If You Live in This Florida County, Your Earnings Go Further

Tampa Bay Times, September 8, 2018. We should all be lucky enough to live in St. Johns County. Not for its cool beach towns or world-class golf. Not even for easy access to venerable St. Augustine. No, we should go for the money. Earnings Go Further in SJC

St. Johns County, Florida - Growth and Opportunity

Business View Magazine, September, 2018. Taking its name from the St. Johns River that flows along its western border, St. Johns County was established in 1821 - one of the two original counties of Florida, created after the area was ceded to the United States from Spain. Growth and Opportunity in SJC

Gov. Scott Visits Local Business to Announce Florida's Lowest Unemployment Rate in More Than a Decade

Ponte Vedra Recorder, August 23, 2018. Gov. Rick Scott visited St. Augustine-based business Solar Stik last week to announce Florida's lowest unemployment rate in more than a decade. Gov. Scott Visits Solar Stik

Unemployment Rate Tops in State

St. Augustine Record, August 17, 2018. The employment situation in St. Johns County remained steady in July as it recorded the state's lowest unemployment rate. Unemployment Rate Tops in State

Rulon International Scales Growth with Expansion of St. Augustine Plant

St. Augustine Record, August 12, 2018. Rulon International is riding a tide of success by expanding its corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant in St. Augustine. The company's growth will also add approximately 20 more manufacturing jobs, according to Jesse Reyes, marketing and advertising manager with Rulon. Rulon International Expansion

Led by Walmart, Hundreds of Retail Jobs Coming to County

St. Augustine Record, August 7, 2018. The county with the lowest unemployment rate in the state is about to add hundreds of new jobs in the coming months due to retail growth. Retail Jobs Coming

Earth Fare Set to Open Third Area Store in New St. Johns County Shopping Center

Jacksonville Business Journal, July 25, 2018. Less than a year after the last one opened, another Earth Fare is in the works on the First Coast. Sleiman Enterprises is developing a 172,000-square-foot commercial retail center on 38 acres, featuring a single anchor tenant space of 55,000 square feet. Earth Fare Set to Open

From Humble Beginnings to Bright Future: How the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Raised Its Profile

St. Augustine Record, July 22, 2018. When the St. Augustine Amphitheatre first opened in 1965, it played one show—just one—over and over and over, for the next 32 years. St. Augustine Amphitheatre Raised Its Profile

High Ticket Sales Ranks St. Augustine Amphitheatre 4th Best in the World

St. Augustine Record, July 19, 2018. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is on a short list of the best outdoor venues, ranking No. 4 of the Top 50 Worldwide Amphitheatres by Pollster Magazine. St. Augustine Amphitheatre Ranks 4th Best

PGA Tour Puts Stake in Ground for New Global Home Site

Ponte Vedra Recorder, July 19, 2018. Six months after announcing plans for a new global home and pledging a long-term commitment to Northeast Florida, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan was joined last week at a private event by former Commissioner Deane Beman, members of the PGA Tour's executive leadership team and St. Johns County commissioners, administrators and staff to officially mark the site. PGA Tour Stakes Ground

June Another Near-Record Month for Building in St. Johns County

St. Augustine Record, July 11, 2018. After a year in which new home building nearly hit a record set in the pre-recession boom days, building in St. Johns County in 2018 is easily outpacing last year's rate. Near-Record Month for Building in SJC

St. Augustine Named One of Nation's Best Beach Towns

Financial News & Daily Record, June 28, 2018. Florida is home to some of the best beach towns in the country, says a new WalletHub study. The Sunshine State had five cities, Naples (No. 2); Sarasota (No. 3); St. Augustine (No. 5); Boca Raton (No. 7); and Key West (No. 10), among the Top 10 seaside municipalities with a population of over 10,000 residents listed on TripAdvisor. Nation's Best Beach Towns

The Mathis Report: Home Depot, Gate Going up at the Pavilion

Financial News & Daily Record, June 20, 2018. Gate Petroleum Co. and The Home Depot are going up at The Pavilion at Durbin Park, the northern St. Johns County retail center under development by Jacksonville-based Gate and Gatlin Development Co. Gate, Home Depot at The Pavilion

St. Johns County Has State's Lowest Unemployment Rate at 2.6 Percent

St. Augustine Record, June 15, 2018. Near-record unemployment lows continued last month as St. Johns County saw its rate slip to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to a release Friday from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Unemployment Rate at 2.6%

Commission Looks to Exempt Commercial Projects from Concurrency Requirements

St. Augustine Record, June 4, 2018. St. Johns County commissioners are weighing an exemption for non-residential development from the county's transportation concurrency program, "in order to promote economic and business development." Commercial Projects Concurrency Exemption

Elite Airways Airlines Announces Service at Northeast Florida Regional Airport

Northeast Florida Regional Airport Press Release, May 31, 2018. Elite Airways announced today the launch of air service at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport. Beginning July 20, 2018, Elite Airways will operate flights between Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and St. Augustine, Florida (UST). Elite Airways Announces Service

Census: St. Johns County Is Nation's 14th Fastest-Growing County

St. Augustine Record, May 24, 2018. St. Johns County's estimated population growth rate of 28 percent since 2010 ranked it as the 14th fastest-growing county in America, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday. Nation's 14th Fastest-Growing County

St. Augustine Distillery Gets Nod for North America's Top Distillery Tour

St. Augustine Record, May 23, 2018. When Philip McDaniel and his partners started the St. Augustine Distillery about four years ago, they knew creating a memorable tour experience was as important as crafting tasty spirits. Hundreds of thousands of guests later, it's clear the Distillery accomplished that goal, based on sustained visitation and consistently strong online reviews. North America's Top Distillery

Progress Slowly Taking Hold Along West King Street

St. Augustine Record, May 18, 2018. Some on West King Street view U.S. 1 like a gulf that disconnects the area from the heart of St. Augustine and its regular crush of tourism. "We call U.S. 1 the Grand Canyon," said Cindy Kern, owner of Custom Marine Canvas on West King Street. Progress Along West King St

Commission OKs $129k Incentives Request for Business Expansion

St. Augustine Record, May 17, 2018. St. Johns County commissioners on Tuesday approved a request for economic incentives worth about $129,000 for a company that already moved here from Georgia in 2006 but is looking to expand and add jobs. $129k Incentives Request

Completed Bike Trail to Palatka Could Lead to Rewards from Agritourism

St. Augustine Record, May 15, 2018. With one key section of an area bike trail nearing completion, Herb Hiller can imagine days where hundreds of cyclists pedal through the county, stopping for meals and maybe light shopping at small restaurants or food trucks or even roadside produce stands. Bike Trail to Palatka

Golf, a Vital Industry in St. Johns County, Sees Solid Economic Growth at National Level

St. Augustine Record, May 1, 2018. One of the county's most important industries, golf, has seen its economic impact continue to grow both here and nationally, according to a recent report from a golf advocacy group. Golf Sees Solid Economic Growth at National Level

New Stores Arrive in St. Augustine

St. Augustine Record, April 29, 2018. Several national chains have recently opened new stores in the St. Augustine area or are about to open. Among those that have opened: Batteries Plus Bulbs on U.S. 1 South in front of the Ponce de Leon Mall. New Stores Arrive

After Receiving Incentives, Manufacturer Plans to Expand First Coast Presence, Add Jobs

Jacksonville Business Journal, April 26, 2018. The St. Augustine-based wall and ceiling system manufacturer Rulon International, is planning on expanding its headquarters and adding new jobs. Rulon International Expansion

Construction of New PGA Tour Headquarters to Commence Summer 2018

Ponte Vedra Recorder, April 19, 2018. Construction on the new global home of the PGA Tour is scheduled to begin this summer, according to officials in the company. PGA Tour HQ Construction

School District Continues Ambitious PreK Expansion

St. Augustine Record, April 16, 2018. Building upon the success it's had in expanding PreK programs, the St. Johns County School District is gearing up to add even more offerings for this summer and next school year. PreK Expansion

Sales, Price Growth for NE Florida Homes Remain Steady

St. Augustine Record, April 14, 2018. Home sales in Northeast Florida perked up in March after a slow start to the year while prices also increased, according to the latest report from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors. NE FL Home Sales

High-End Winn-Dixie Store Reopens in St. Johns County

Jacksonville Business Journal, April 11, 2018. The St. Johns Winn-Dixie off of CR 210 has a new look. The store at 2220 County Road 210 W., hosted a grand re-opening ceremony on April 12 at 7:45 a.m. High-End Winn-Dixie

Residents Tell Shores Villa Plaza Owners They Want Trader Joe's

St. Augustine Record, April 7, 2018. The owner of the Shores Villa Plaza on U.S. 1 South is going right to the people in the area to find out what they want in the mostly vacant shopping center. Residents Want Trader Joe's

Funding Secured for FC Expressway's Final Phase

St. Augustine Record, April 7, 2018. The long-planned replacement for the Shands Bridge between St. Johns and Clay counties now has the funding needed for it to become a reality.
Gov. First Coast Expressway

Census Estimates Show County Growth Continues

St. Augustine Record, April 5, 2018. The latest population estimates are in from the U.S. Census Bureau and to probably no one's surprise St. Johns County continues to grow, and grow fast. County Growth Continues

County Commission Oks New Impact Fees with Nod to Commercial Development

St. Augustine Record, April 4, 2018. St. Johns County commissioners voted 4-1 on Tuesday to adopt a new impact fee schedule reflecting their oft-repeated commitment to attracting and bolstering commercial development — by including a substantial subsidy for all non-residential building categories. New Impact Fees

New Neighborhoods Slated for Development near SR 207, I-95 Interchange

St. Augustine Record, April 3, 2018. As development rages throughout the northern and central parts of St. Johns County, the same thing is about to take hold in the southern region but on a smaller scale. New Neighborhoods Near 207

More Than $80 Million Going into First Phase of Durbin Park Project

St. Augustine Record, March 31, 2018. In another sign of the growing interest and viability of commercial development in St. Johns County, a real estate investment and banking firm announced a major investment in the first phase of the Durbin Park development in the northern part of the county. Durbin Park Project

County Tops in State on New U.S. News & World Report Health Rating

St. Augustine Record, March 29, 2018. St. Johns County has been selected as the state's healthiest county by the second research panel this year. County Tops State

Flying Biscuit Seeks Northeast Florida Locations

Financial News & Daily Record, March 26, 2018. A Flying Biscuit Café franchisee seeks second-generation restaurant sites of about 3,000 square feet in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties. A drive-thru is a plus. Flying Biscuit

The Spot Cafe Owner to Open New Restaurant in Hastings

St. Augustine Record, March 24, 2018. Without many home cooking options available in Hastings — other than actually cooking in your own home — local restaurateur David Pelletier is about to serve a need in the community. The Spot Cafe in Hastings

St. Johns County Posts Lowest Unemployment in State

Jacksonville Business Journal, March 23, 2018. Florida's unemployment rate continues to hold at 3.9 percent, according to numbers posted Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Lowest Unemployment

Tourism Numbers Hit New High in 2017

St. Augustine Record, March 21, 2018. Rising tourism numbers throughout the state provided a boost to St. Johns County last year despite the effects of a hurricane for the second straight year. Tourism Hit New High

Bartram Market to Bring Grocer, Shops to St. Johns, Duval Counties

Financial News & Daily Record, March 16, 2018. Bartram Market, a 38-acre grocery-anchored shopping center in northern St. Johns and southern Duval counties, could start construction this summer. Bartram Market

Renaissance Marriott Coming to St. Augustine

Financial News & Daily Record, March 16, 2018. An 89-room hotel is coming to the San Marco area of downtown St. Augustine. Hotel operator Kanti Patel plans to open the Renaissance Marriott Hotel at 28 San Marco Ave. between West Castillo Drive and Grove Avenue in fall 2019. Renaissance Marriot Coming

County Leads State in Annual Health Rankings

St. Augustine Record, March 14, 2018. The continued influx of new residents to St. Johns County has done nothing to dent its mark as one of the healthiest places to live in the country. County Leads State in Health

Hastings Residents Hope Change Leads to More Business Investment

St. Augustine Record, March 13, 2018. While the act of dissolution isn't expected to solve every issue facing the Hastings area, residents are hopeful that it can be the impetus for quality-of-life improvements in the commercial sector. Hastings Residents

Rise in Mortgage Rates Hasn't Slowed Real Estate Activity in St. Johns County

St. Augustine Record, March 11, 2018. The St. Johns County housing market has survived a couple of natural disasters in the last 18 months, rebounding swiftly after a couple of hurricanes. Rise in Mortgage Rates

Bojangles' Franchisee Announces Plans for First Restaurant in St. Augustine

St. Augustine Record, February 25, 2018. The first Bojangles' restaurant in St. Augustine is currently under construction at State Road 16 at the corner of Old Town Parkway. Bojangles' franchisee Bo Scallions LLC. is bringing the store here. It is expected to be open as early as June. First Bojangles'

Increase in County's Non-Residential Impact Fees Unlikely

St. Augustine Record, February 25, 2018. Listen to any of the five St. Johns County commissioners for any length of time, and you'll probably hear him say how he's business-friendly or for commercial growth in the county. Non-Residential Impact Fees

JaxUSA Partnership Starts Process on New Strategy for Economic Development

Jacksonville Business Journal, February 23, 2018. The last time Northeast Florida's economic development organization came up with an regional economic development strategy, Jacksonville's unemployment rate had climbed past 9 percent. JaxUSA Partnership

Beachwalk Taking Shape as Lagoon Fills

Financial News & Daily Record, February 16, 2018. Second Crystal Lagoon completed in the U.S. is the centerpiece of neighborhood striving for a unique experience. Beachwalk Taking Shape

Commercial Activity Accelerating in St. Johns County

St. Augustine Record, February 15, 2018. Although the activity at the sprawling Durbin Park has taken the lion's share of attention, there are a host of commercial projects in St. Johns County of all scales. Commercial Activity Accelerating in SJC

More Accolades for Oldest City

St. Augustine Record, February 13, 2018. St. Augustine is used to finding itself on “best of” tourism and lifestyle lists in recent years, and now it's found new admirers among the national media. The Oldest City was selected by Architectural Digest as one of “The 25 Best Small Towns in America.” More Accolades

‘This Is Another City’ Durbin Park Development Projected to Reshape County's Commercial Landscape

St. Augustine Record, February 10, 2018. When the first wall goes up at the new Walmart at Durbin Park this week — as is currently scheduled — it's going to mark a turning point in the growth of this county as a place that's more than a secondary market for Jacksonville retailers. Reshape County's Commercial Landscape

Education Notebook: School District Gets High Marks from National Publication

St. Augustine Record, February 6, 2018. Business Insider magazine has issued its annual list of the "Best School Districts in every U.S. State." St. Johns County School District was named the best in Florida. The ranking includes key factors such as the strength of academics, health and safety, diversity and the quality of teachers. St. Johns received an A in academics, a B in health and safety, a B in diversity and a B in teachers.

Walmart, Home Depot Will Anchor First Phase of Durbin Park

St. Augustine Record, February 6, 2018. St. Johns County's biggest new commercial development project has several major retail outlets signed as anchor tenants. Gatlin Development Company announced on its website last week that Walmart and Home Depot will join several other businesses at Durbin Park off of Race Track Road in northern St. Johns County. Walmart, Home Depot at Durbin Park

Stores, Restaurants Lined up for Durbin Park in St. Johns

Financial News & Daily Record, February 1, 2018. The first stores should be open by the end of the year at The Pavilion at Durbin Park shopping center. Almost 20 retailers and restaurants, including Walmart and The Home Depot, are signed for The Pavilion at Durbin Park in northern St. Johns County. The Pavilion at Durbin Park

Money Names St. Augustine Best Place to Live in Florida; Ponte Vedra Named to Top 20 by Coastal Living

St. Augustine Record, January 30, 2018. Reflecting the area's 30-year surge in population growth, two St. Johns County communities were recently selected as being among the best places to call home. Both St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach were featured in recent media lists of the best places to live. Best Place to Live in Florida

St. Johns County Real Estate Market Saw Few Lulls in 2017

St. Augustine Record, January 27, 2018. Single-family resales were up by 9.6 percent in dollar volume to $1,750,751,500 last year. New home sales increased by 18 percent to $1,226,716,664. That simply shows the continued rise of strength in the new home market as many new and recently opened communities are making their products available. Real Estate Market Saw Few Lulls in 2017

PGA TOUR Unveils Plans for New Headquarters with Gov. Scott, Commissioner Monahan

Ponte Vedra Recorder, January 25, 2018. The PGA TOUR unveiled plans for its new 187,000 square-foot global headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach on Jan. 19 at a special presentation attended by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President of Communications Laura Neal, St. Johns County Director of Economic Development Melissa Glasgow and others. PGA TOUR Unveils Plans

Land Cleared near Flea Market on SR 207 to Make Room for Possible Hotels, Restaurants

St. Augustine Record, January 23, 2018. A busy area in southern St. Johns County is seeing more construction activity now to prepare for future commercial development. The St. Johns Market Place, better known as the county flea market, on State Road 207 is clearing land near Interstate 95 as part of its growth plan. St. Johns Market Place

PGA TOUR Unveils Plans for Its New Headquarters

Financial News & Daily Record, January 22, 2018. Facility will consolidate golf tour's 800 employees inside one building. PGA Tour Unveils Plans

St. Johns County Ended 2017 with Lowest Unemployment in Florida

St. Augustine Record, January 21, 2018. St. Johns County ended 2017 with the lowest unemployment rate in the state. According to information released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, St. Johns County had an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent in December. Lowest Unemployment in Florida

PGA TOUR Shows off Plans for New Headquarters Building as Gov. Scott Visits

St. Augustine Record, January 20, 2018. The PGA Tour allowed the first public peeks at renderings of its new headquarters, but the big focus Friday was on the economic picture. PGA TOUR Shows off Plans

Gov. Scott: PGA TOUR to Create 300 Jobs at New Global Headquarters in St. Johns County

Governor Rick Scott's Press Office, January 19, 2018. Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the PGA TOUR has selected Ponte Vedra Beach as the location for its new global headquarters, which will create 300 new jobs for families in St. Johns County. PGA TOUR to Create 300 Jobs

PGA TOUR Reveals Plans for New First Coast Headquarters

Jacksonville Business Journal, January 19, 2018. The PGA Tour unveiled plans for its expansive new global home, which will consolidate area staff under one roof in Ponte Vedra Beach. PGA TOUR Reveals Plans

The PGA TOUR’s New Headquarters Look Amazing

Golfweek, January 19, 2018. The PGA Tour will have a new headquarters starting in 2020, and we're guessing many employees can't wait for the move. Per Architectural Digest, the Tour will be moving into a brand new headquarters designed by Foster + Partners starting in 2020. And yeah, the upcoming HQ looks pretty cool. PGA TOUR's New HQ

Check out the New (187,000 Square Foot!) PGA TOUR Headquarters

Golf, January 19, 2018. PGA Tour HQ isn't moving far from its current location — but it's getting a major upgrade. New PGA TOUR HQ

Foster + Partners Unveils Its Stunning Design of the New PGA Tour Headquarters

Architectural Digest, January 19, 2018. It was announced today that the PGA Tour will be moving into a brand new headquarters designed by Foster + Partners, among the most recognizable firms in the world. Foster + Partners Design New PGA Tour Headquarters

PGA TOUR Announces Details of New Global Home with Florida Governor Rick Scott

PGA TOUR Press Release, January 19, 2018. During a special presentation today at TPC Sawgrass, the PGA TOUR unveiled plans for its expansive new global home, which will consolidate area employees under one roof in Ponte Vedra Beach. PGA TOUR Global Home

Beachwalk: St. Johns County’s Newest Upscale Neighborhood

Ponte Vedra Recorder, January 11, 2018. A new upscale community is coming to St. Johns County. Beachwalk will feature luxury homes, commercial retail and a 14-acre Crystal Lagoon located at the heart of the neighborhood. Beachwalk Upscale Neighborhood

Sustainable, Smart Development Characterizes St. Johns County's Growth

Florida Trend, December 28, 2017. St. Johns County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S., and its economy has had no problem accommodating the rapid growth. Sustainable, Smart Development


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