St. Augustine, Fla. – June 24, 2019
–Flagler Health+ announced today that it has entered into an agreement with GATE Lands, the real estate subsidiary of GATE Petroleum Company, to purchase 40 acres within the company’s Durbin Park development. The property, located between Interstate 95 and State Road 9B, is anticipated to be developed in three phases. Phase one of this project will introduce a Flagler Health+ Village that incorporates family practice, women’s care, pediatrics, urgent care, imaging and laboratory services. The health village will also include dedicated green space for healthy lifestyle programming, arts activities and community engagement.
“As St. Johns County’s leading healthcare provider for more than 130 years, Flagler Health+ is committed to furthering a sense of connectedness and community throughout all areas of this very special region, including the northernmost sector of our county,”
said President & CEO Jason Barrett. “We are focused on building meaningful, seamless relationships along the journey of life and look forward to serving the growing needs of area residents.”
Longer term plans for the 40-acre health and wellness campus include a hospital, outpatient surgical services and cancer care - to name a few. Additional offerings will be further refined in partnership with area residents through a dedicated Durbin Park Health Advisory Council.
“We are excited that Flagler Health+ has chosen to create its Flagler Health+ Village in Durbin Park,”
said Drew Frick, president of GATE Lands. “Our goal with Durbin Park is to create a distinct destination where individuals and families can live, work, shop and be entertained. The community health approach that Flagler Health+ brings to this project will further this goal by creating jobs and expanding the amenities and services available to one of the fastest growing areas in the state.”
St. Johns County’s Director of Economic Development Melissa Glasgow and St. Johns County Commissioner, James Johns have expressed favor for the project. “We are thrilled to see a full-service, state-of-the art health and wellness campus included in the plans for Durbin Park,”
stated Glasgow. “As one of St. Johns County’s largest employers, we are pleased that Flagler Health+ continues to invest significant resources to support our growing community and bolster our status as Florida’s Healthiest County.”
“I am supportive of this endeavor, which will employ our residents, reduce commute times for critical services and blend well with surrounding developments,”
added Johns, who represents Durbin Park’s district.
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2020.
ABOUT FLAGLER HEALTH+
Flagler Health+ is a total-care enterprise aimed at advancing the physical, social and economic health of Northeast Florida communities. From working with area schools to address youth behavioral health to bringing a new concept in health villages throughout the region, Flagler Health+ is building healthier communities. Flagler Health+ is an extension of Flagler Hospital, which has a 130-year legacy of caring for the community. Learn more at flaglerhealth.org
ABOUT GATE PETROLEUM COMPANY/GATE LANDS
Founded in 1960 by Herbert Hill Peyton, GATE Petroleum Company is a heavily-diversified company headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. GATE operates in a variety of industries including retail convenience stores, fleet and fuel services, car washes, hospitality, real estate and construction materials. GATE Lands, a subsidiary of GATE Petroleum company, has developed significant commercial and residential land in Northeast Florida including Deerwood Park, Southpoint Office Park, Kendall Town Center, Deerwood Center and Bartram Walk. Today, GATE Lands is focused on the development of Durbin Park, a 1,600 acre, super-regional, mixed-used development in northern St. Johns County.