The objective of the Southside Substation was to remove the existing Generating Station and replace the existing outside electrical switchgear to free up 40+ acres for development on the St. Johns River projects. This $5.5 million dollar facility was fast-tracked for completion.
Today’s switchgear technology has become more compact, thus eliminating the unsightly metal forests of the past. This consolidation, housed under one roof, includes concrete tilt-up panels, with a thin brick cast into the panels and standard size bricks for pilasters. These elements, together with a gray metal hip roof aid the building’s ability to “blend-in” to the architectural vernacular of the surrounding area.
A prime spot for Jacksonville’s Downtown Redevelopment. The JEA site has been certified under the Brownsfield development program, established under federal guidelines as a “clean-up” of the contaminated soil preparing the acreage for potential developers.
JEA Southside Substation