Half of JWB Real Estate’s downtown shipping container homes are for short-term leases Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

Alex Sifakis, president of JWB Real Estate Capital, said nine of 18 apartments in the company’s Ashley Street Container Lofts project are for short-term rentals.

During a tour of construction site 412 E. Ashley St. Oct. 20, Sifakis said JWB will reserve half of the retrofitted shipping containers as Airbnbs, depending on market demand. A search on the Airbnb.com website reveals that no units are available in downtown downtown.

JWB and the project contractor ShayCore Enterprises Inc. expect a further delivery of partially developed container apartments on October 21.

The first container shipment arrived on September 18th and a third is planned for the end of autumn.

The units of the three-story $ 1.7 million project in the Downtown Cathedral District will be completed by the end of 2020, Sifakis said. JWB has postponed the completion period from the first quarter of 2021.

The cost of building each container apartment is around $ 90,000, Sifakis told the Daily Record in August. Rent is $ 700 to $ 800 a month, and JWB plans to start leasing in November.

A fully furnished 320 square meter model unit on the premises has a washer and dryer, a pantry with granite surfaces, a full bathroom with shower, as well as a separate bedroom and living area.

The completed unit is on the first floor and complies with the Disabled Americans Act. The units on the second and third floors will have an outside balcony and an additional closet, Sifakis said.

They can be reached via external stairs.

Fisher Koppenhafer Architecture Interior Design is the architect.

It is planned that a mural will be attached to the west outer wall of the apartments. There is an inner courtyard terrace between the containers and the bike racks.

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