• Project Type: Mixed use
  • Client: Clay County Port Inc.
  • Services:  Planning, Design, Permitting Strategies, Economic Studies

Burke Design strategically looks beyond problems to see opportunities, providing in-depth understanding of development issues in a range of perspectives: land, environment, community impacts, entitlements, politics, economic goals and technical issues.  Burke Design searches to find the best-fitting answers.

Reynolds Industrial Park is located in beautiful Northeast Florida, and is within the historic Town of Green Cove Springs. The park was originally a naval facility “Lee’s Field” and was purchased by industrialist J. Louis Reynolds of the Reynolds Metal Company, who established Reynolds Industrial Park in 1965. The Park remains in the Reynolds Family ownership and  is maintained and operated by Clay County Port Inc.

Burke Design is the lead land planner for redevelopment of this 1750 acre multi-modal (Marine, Air, Rail & Highway) facility.

The overall redevelopment objective is to modify the current industrial/ manufacturing uses into a vibrant and profitable community employment center with all the necessary support uses of housing, retail, entertainment, recreation, resort and institutional.  The redeveloped park will be based on sustainable community principles and will introduce a variety of new economic generators in the fields of Aviation Industries, Maritime Industries, Research / Technology Park, Logistics and Commercial Industries, Town Center & Resort Village and Tourism Sports & Entertainment.

Project Vision

Aviation Industries: Taking advantage of the unique privately owned aviation facility, the aviation park will focus on both private sector aircraft manufactures and owners.

Maritime Industries: Utilizing the expansive St Johns River frontage & piers, this component would take advantage of the existing and growing market for yacht manufacturing, storage, service and sales.

Research/ Technology Park: Capitalizing on the property’s close proximity to the region’s universities opportunities exist to develop an incubator- research facility focused on the aviation & maritime industries.

Logistics and Commercial Industries: By continuing to capitalize on the evolving transportation network, specifically outer belt way and interchanges, the park will be able to accommodate some highway oriented manufacturing and shipping.

Village: To support and provide for the opportunity to live, work and play associated with job generators a European styled waterfront community is proposed.  As envisioned the village will feature small streets, plazas, a multitude of housing types addressing the tiered income levels, support commercial/retail, office space, institutional uses, marina, entertainment, hotel and leisure accommodations, integrated park system, recreational amenities and a river walk connecting it to the town of Green Cove Springs.

Tourism, Sports and Entertainment:  A portion of the property is designated to include sports tournaments, farmers markets, music festivals and other large outdoor space needs. In conjunction an entertainment campus will be created that will feature a film/ TV studio, production sets, and a destination outdoor amphitheater.