The empty exit at State Road 9B -- called "E-town Parkway" -- is currently closed, but Action News Jax has learned that construction on a new high-end housing developments will begin at the end of the year.
The new development at E-Town Parkway that is raising concerns about future traffic problems on 9B ahead at 6 pic.twitter.com/xXfFZI0m6S— Ben Becker (@BenBeckerANjax) February 26, 2018
According to the builder, David Weekley Homes, E-town will be developed into 143 houses. It may also include parks, walking trails and restaurants.
Real estate attorney Ken Jacobs says E-town Parkway is strategically located in south Jacksonville.
Jacobs said the development, which is about halfway between the St. Johns Town Center and the brand-new Durbin Park development, is part of a familiar master-planned concept.
"It's also owned by the Davis family, who also brought Nocatee to St. Johns and Duval, and looks like similar developers because they have similar builders going in," Jacobs said.
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