It’s been two years since a deal fell through on East San Marco that would have created an apartment and retail center with the long-awaited Publix Super Market.
Last year, property owner Regency Centers Corp. Chairman and CEO Martin E. “Hap” Stein Jr. said the project would continue at Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard, but just with the shopping center.
This year, prior to the Jacksonville-based company’s annual shareholders meeting May 7, he said so again.
“Knock on wood, hopefully we’ll have some positive news to report within the year,” Stein said.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to start construction in the not-too-distant future,” he said.
Asked for a time frame, Stein provided more detail.