Construction fencing is in place, interiors are prepped, other work has been done and now Danis Builders LLC earned the city’s approval to build-out the historic Barnett National Bank Building Downtown in preparation for tenants.
“This is the final building permit that takes us all the way to completion,” developer Steve Atkins said Monday.
The permit covers the core and shell of the 18-story building. There will be additional permitting for the interior build-out space for office and retail tenants and for the 108 apartments planned on floors eight to 18.
Atkins said the project is on track. He said the shell of the building should be completed into a white-box state by late summer, followed by interior space build-out by the end of the year for the University of North Florida on the fourth and fifth floors.
UNF said in October it plans to lease up to about 13,300 square feet of space to create the Entrepreneurial Development and Business Incubation Center and to house undergraduate and graduate-level classes.