13 June Clay EDC Works Vigorously to Maximize ROI on First Coast Expressway Project June 13, 2016 By Laura Pavlus General First Coast Expressway, clay county, economic development, stakeholders summit, clay florida economic development corporation 0 Clay County officials and stakeholders will gather on June 23, 2016 to plan for FCX see full story here Jacksonville Business Journal - June 10, 2016 By Jensen Werley Clay County Plans for Expressway - Stakeholders in Clay County will be discussing how to plan for development that could come with the First Coast Expressway project. The Clay County Economic Development Corporation is holding a stakeholder meeting on June 23 to discuss maximizing the return on the $1billion expressway, said Bill Garrison, president of the Clay County EDC. "We recognize that the new interstate changes the face of Clay County for economic development," he said. "We want to take full advantage of it." Much of the development in Clay County is in the northern part of the county, which already has interstate connectivity. However, St. Vincent's hospital and other developments have already opened near the expressway. The purpose of the stakeholders' meeting will be to start the conversation of what development around the expressway should look like. "We have to decide - do we want this new development to look more like Blanding (Boulevard) or like U.S. 17?" he said, referring to how Blanding is more dense and 17 has more landscaping. "There's always friction. Developers are resistant to a lot of oversight and structure of how to develop, but in reality if they don't have some level of guidance, they end up with a mess." The first phase of the First Coast Expressway project stretches from Blanding Boulevard to I-10 and is slated to open by the end of this year. The second phase will cut through Clay County, connecting I-10 to U.S. 90, and a third phase will span from there to I-95. For more information on the June 23 Stakeholders Summit, please call Clay EDC at 904.375.9394. The meeting is open to the public, but event registration is mandatory for attendance. Attached Files Summit Mtg Flyer Web 323.66 KB Related Clay Recieves $2M for Road to Future Industrial Park Directly Adjacent to First Coast Expressway This week Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced $16 million for projects meant to aid cities with job growth. Of that, Clay County is getting $2.06 million to build a road. Clay’s is one of six projects winning the final awards from an $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, which was divvied out all year.Clay County Commission Chair Gavin Rollins said the project will help build a roadway called Atlantis Drive, which will be near the under-construction First Coast Expressway, which will start at I-10 in Duval, travel through Clay and end at I-95 in St. Johns County. The new Atlantis Drive will extend east from Trail Ridge Road. First Coast Expressway-Connecting Our Community By the end of 2017, the Florida Department of Transportation will finish buying the right of way needed to begin construction on the second segment of the $2.4 billion roadway that will, when completed, connect Interstate 10 in Duval County to Interstate 95 in St. Johns County. The majority of the 46-mile roadway will run through Clay County, the largest county in Florida without an interstate. Final Phase of First Coast Expressway is Now Fully Funded GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced $763 million in funding for the Phase 3 of the First Coast Expressway project through the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Work Program. This investment includes funding for the replacement of the Shands Bridge and extension of the First Coast Expressway to I-95 in St. Johns County and is the final phase of the $1.9 billion project. FDOT Officials Stated Publicly That Construction of the Second Phase of the First Coast Expressway Will Begin in Early 2019 Florida Department of Transportation officials said publicly Monday that construction of the second phase of the First Coast Expressway will begin in early 2019 and take three years to build. Clay Holds First Stakeholder Summit to Maximize the ROI of FCX Clay public officials, large land owners, and business leaders are working together to maximize ROI of the FCX for the county through collaboration and consistent focus. An Airport for Northern Clay County - Talks Again in the Works GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Thirty years after first talking about the idea, county officials are getting more serious about the idea of a county airport in northern Clay County. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.