Building Up Jax
Building Up Jax

Building Up Jax: Project Volt would bring 800 jobs to Jax


An unnamed solar panel manufacturer is proposing the addition of 800 new jobs to the Jax community, according to the Florida Times-Union.

The report states that the company, being referred to as Project Volt in council legislation, seeks $24.6 million in incentives from the city to build an operation center in Cecil Commerce Center. It would become the company’s first facility in America, and thus their de-facto U.S. headquarters location.

It would invest $410 million of its own money into the venture. A vote on city incentives will occur next week.


Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, a sports bar concept co-owned by NFL quarterback Drew Brees, is planning to expand to Florida.

Jacksonville is already listed as a future franchise location on their website. As of right now, there’s no word on where that location will go.


First Coast Energy, the parent company of Daily’s, received a permit to demolish a former Shell station at 5344 Ortega Blvd. They’re presumably planning on replacing it with a new Daily’s location.

Meanwhile, GATE’s new gas station and convenience store at the corner of Park and Forest St. in Brooklyn is now open.


  • Hope’s Closet Thrift is set to take over the former hhgregg spot at 651 Commerce Center Dr. in Arlington.
  • St. Vincent’s / Ascension Healthcare plans to build a new urgent care center at 858 Monument Rd.
  • Plans were submitted this week for a new 19,787 square foot Aldi grocery store location at 8251 Old Middleburg Rd. S.
  • Mitchell’s Fish Market abruptly closed their doors at St. Johns Town Center this week, choosing not to renew their lease.

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