Just after a bankruptcy filing by its guardian firm in 2019, the Journey Landing topic park on Jacksonville’s Westside will near June 27 and its Jacksonville Seashore park could close by Oct.
Experience Landing operator Hank Woodburn claimed June 22 the Westside home at 4825 Blanding Blvd. was bought for use by Amazon.com.
“It will be closing this Sunday,” he said.
Programs submitted with the metropolis exhibit Amazon intends to use the site for parking for a new shipping and delivery station.
Separately, a new lease settlement was authorised previous week in U.S. Individual bankruptcy Court docket for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, that phone calls for Journey Landing to vacate the residence at 1944 Beach front Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach front by Oct. 31.
Woodburn reported that park will “probably (near), but we’re not certain but.”
He is seeking at selections to move the park to yet another site.
Experience Landing leases the houses for its parks but does not personal them.
The operator of the Experience Landing parks, NRP Lease Holdings LLC, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in December 2019.
Woodburn and his spouse, Susan, very own NRP, according to individual bankruptcy courtroom filings.
The firm also operates an Experience Landing park on Florida 16 around the St. Augustine High quality Stores shopping mall.
Woodburn mentioned there are no ideas to close the St. Augustine facility.
“It’s carrying out good,” he claimed.
The Jacksonville Seashore park was the first Experience Landing to open, in 1995. The Blanding park has been open since at the very least 1997.
NRP operates 13 parks in Florida, North Carolina, New York, Kansas, Ohio, Texas and Missouri. All of them are open up and other than the Westside park, Woodburn mentioned he expects to keep on working all of them.
Orlando-centered National Retail Houses Inc. owned the houses for the parks, but it bought the Jacksonville Seashore residence in February for $7.87 million to JB Good Park MF LLC, a actual estate enterprise operate by trader Len Allen.
JB Reasonable achieved a new lease arrangement for the park with Adventure Landing but the lease gave the residence operator the right to terminate the lease with 60 days recognize.
Court docket paperwork say JB Fair desires to produce the assets but give no information.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jerry Funk authorised an arrangement past week that allows Journey Landing to go on operating the Jacksonville Beach website right until Oct. 31 and get rid of private property from the web page by Feb. 28, 2022.
“Adventure Landing, for its portion, desires to run the Seashore Boulevard Residence for as extended as feasible to generate revenues and accumulate the resources necessary to remove the waterslides, roller coasters, batting cages and other movable facilities from the premises for subsequent relocation or sale,” the court submitting stated.
Even though Woodburn claimed he is searching at alternatives for other web pages, he claimed it is not a certainty the Jacksonville Seaside park will shut.
The Duval County Home Appraiser assesses the almost 22.2-acre web-site at virtually $10.1 million.
In the meantime, Amazon has filed ideas to build off-web site parking at a 6.8-acre site combining the Westside park property with property at 4818 and 4824 Wesconnett Blvd.
The developer will shell out $3 million to build the web-site to provide the Amazon DJX2 delivery station that operates at a close by previous Kmart at 4656 Blanding Blvd.
The parking strategies reveal 340 delivery van areas.
A creating allow application shows Wilkinson Development of Lake City as the contractor for the task to demolish the present structures and parking whole lot at 4825 Blanding Blvd. and a duplex at 4818 and 4824 Wesconnett Blvd.
BYT LLC, a subsidiary of LOTE Team LLC of Gainesville, is shown as the developer.
BYT paid out $645,000 on June 1 for the practically 2.3-acre duplex and vacant industrial house alongside Wesconnett Boulevard.
The sale of the Journey Landing internet site to BYT has not been recorded however.