Pattillo Industrial Real Estate (PIRE) has announced the development of a 1.5 million-square-foot industrial complex within the Wildlight mixed-use, master planned community in Nassau County.
The Wildlight Commerce Park will be constructed over the next 10 years as one part of the economic growth component of Wildlight’s master plan. The industrial park is an approximate 165-acre expansion within the initial phase consisting of 2,900 acres, a mix of residential homesites, multi-family apartments, an expansive town center, schools, and UF Health and YMCA health and wellness facilities already in place.
“As Wildlight continues to advance their vision for a new kind of community with focus on progressive sustainable practices, PIRE is thrilled to have been chosen to work with them on the development of an environmentally friendly Class A industrial park to serve and supplement the community and county,” said Josh Harrison, CEO of Pattillo Industrial Real Estate.
The Class A park is conceptualized to include 12 buildings surrounded by preserved wetlands to accommodate light manufacturing, logistics, offices, laboratories and warehousing from 5,000 to 500,000 square feet, with the first building anticipated to be ready for occupancy in spring 2024.
“PIRE has proven themselves the type of high quality, strategic partner needed to bring this project to life and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to Wildlight,” said Wes Hinton, vice president, Wildlight. “We are looking forward to this park advancing one of the core goals of Wildlight, which is a positive economic impact and job growth for the residents of Nassau County.”
Since 1950, the Pattillo family has been dedicated to developing top quality industrial buildings in progressive communities. Pattillo Industrial Real Estate is now a third-generation developer and the largest privately held industrial development operation based in the Southeastern United States.
Wildlight is a mixed-use master-planned community inspired by a character, culture and way of living called “Florida Lowcountry.” Approximately half of this 2,900-acre community is devoted to green space, including parks and nature trails. The other half features a mix of unique homes, townhomes and rental properties, as well as businesses, shops, restaurants, schools and medical facilities, connected by trails and walkable pathways. It is 20 minutes from downtown Jacksonville and Amelia Island, just east of I-95 on A1A with easy access to Jacksonville International Airport. Wildlight is being developed by Raydient Places + Properties, a taxable subsidiary of Rayonier Inc., a real estate investment trust.
While publishing press releases from corporations such as this one is not really “news,” it does give the community a heads up on possible developments. This is our chance to begin to scrutinize this new development and ascertain whether it really lives up to its hype, what long-term impacts it will have on our community, and how to make the developers pay for those impacts.
Funny how they want to call it “Florida Lowcountry” and yet they are destroying the very thing in the process.
The love of money is the root of all evil.
East of 95. Note.