2021 News and Announcements

First Coast YMCA announces expansion into Durbin Park

The First Coast YMCA will continue its foray into St. Johns County by constructing a 40,000-square-foot branch in the Durbin Park development. The facility will be within the Flagler Health+ campus and is expected to open in late 2023. JBJ - 6.30.21 - First Coast YMCA announces expansion into Durbin Park.

St. Johns County makes America’s 2021 Healthiest Communities list

Strong economic factors and positive behavioral choices helped make St. Johns County the healthiest county in Florida in a recent report. St. Johns County was listed among America's 2021 Healthiest Communities, according to a ranking released June 29 by U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation, an independent, charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health. JBJ - 6.30.21 - St. Johns County makes America's 2021 Healthiest Communities List.

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group Relocates Corporate Headquarters to St. Johns County, Florida

“When we proposed St. Johns County, Florida, for the company’s new headquarters, we received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our team,” said Chris Heibel, senior vice president commercial at ARC. “We worked closely with St. Johns County government, JAXUSA Partnership and the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce to finalize our decision. As we finalize the move to Ponte Vedra Beach, we couldn’t be happier with our decision and with the area, quality of life, and local and regional economic development partnerships. There is also a fantastic cluster of shipping and logistics companies in the area, many that we work with already.” www.arcshipping.com.

Medical finance company announces move to Ponte Vedra Beach

The combination of lower business taxes and ability to be in closer proximity to one of America’s hotbeds for elective surgeries was enough for executives at health care finance company Care Cap Plus to trade its New Jersey headquarters for Northeast Florida. Care Cap provides interest-free and fee-free payment plans for people who have undergone medical procedures by providing health care providers an upfront payment. Medical finance company announces move to Ponte Vedra Beach

Flagler Health+ breaks ground on Durbin Park facility

Flagler Health+ broke ground Thursday on its new health and wellness campus located in St. Johns County’s Durbin Park development. Slated to open in early 2023, the 42.5-acre campus will feature a hospital and outpatient surgery center as well as the signature Flagler Health+ Village concept, according to a release. Flagler Health+ breaks ground on Durbin Park facility

Innovation hub in Nocatee signs partnership with Flagler Health+

An innovation hub being built by a local entrepreneur in Nocatee has partnered with Flagler Health+ to provide health and wellness services. Known as "the link," the hub is a $6.5 million project led by Raghu Misra, who cofounded and sold to GE the company ShipXpress and more recently founded behavioral science company Wired2Peform. The link is a 22,500-square-foot office building in Nocatee Town Center along Nocatee Village Drive, adjacent to Flager Health+ Village. Innovation hub in Nocatee signs partnership with Flagler Health+

Amazon facility hiring, opening by end of 2021

The Amazon distribution facility planned off State Road 16 in St. Augustine is one step closer to opening.
St. Johns County approved a permit Monday for Ryan Companies US, Inc. to build an Amazon.com delivery station on 60 acres of land at 5100 Inman Road, near the St. Augustine shopping outlets. Amazon facility hiring, opening by end of 2021

Flagler Health+ Village Nocatee construction complete

The facility offers medical services that include primary care, imaging, orthopedics and more.
Construction is complete on the Flagler Health+ Village in Nocatee, which offers an array of medical services under one roof. Flagler Health+ Village Nocatee construction complete

Nocatee innovator envisions 'building of the future' for community tech hub

St. Johns County innovator and tech leader Raghu Misra is working to fill a void he sees in Northeast Florida: a central hub and cowork space where people of all ages can connect, interact and collaborate with like-minded individuals, businesses and creators. The project, called "the link," is under construction at the Nocatee Town Center, close to the Ponte Vedra Beach community where Misra and his family call home. Nocatee innovator envisions 'building of the future' for community tech hub

Light, coffee, workspace: PGA Tour's 'Global Home' opening in February on time, on budget

New building cost $65 million eventually will house nearly 800 PGA Tour employees
The first thing most visitors to the PGA Tour's Global Home notice is there isn't much difference between being inside or outside the 187,000-square-foot building off County Road 210 in Ponte Vedra Beach. PGA Tour's 'Global Home' opening in February on time, on budget

Grocery planned along Florida 207 in St. Johns County

The size of the store matches that of Publix Super Markets
St. Johns County is reviewing plans for a grocery-anchored shopping center by The Sembler Co. at northeast Florida 207 and Brickhoff Road, east of Interstate 95, not far from St. Augustine. Grocery planned along Florida 207 in St. Johns County

Refreshed Earth Fare reopening organic and natural food grocery in St. Johns County

Under new ownership, Earth Fare a national organic and natural foods grocer intends to reopen its St. Johns County store — roughly a year after declaring bankruptcy resulting in a nationwide liquidation including its three Jacksonville-area stores. Refreshed Earth Fare reopening organic and natural food grocery in St. Johns County

Nocatee ranks among top-selling master-planned communities in U.S.

St. Johns County's Rivertown also made the list in the annual real estate report.
Nocatee was the 8th best-selling master-planned communities in the country in 2020, according to RCLCO Real Estate Advisors' Top 50 Master Planned Communities of 2020 report. The report said 925 homes were sold in the community last year, up from 909 in 2019. Nocatee ranks among top-selling master-planned communities in U.S.