Bungalower readers have always been interested in the Kobe/Chevron site at the corner of Fern Creek Avenue and Colonial Drive and we’ve written two separate Ask Bungalower posts about it, HERE and HERE, just to keep you updated.

The owner of the combined Chevron and long-vacant Kobe property (formerly Barney’s) has filed for a demo permit and work has already begun. The name of the project on the paperwork is simply labeled “Chevron” as seen in the forms attached below.

The owners will most likely have to do some sort of environmental cleanup of the former gas station lot before moving on to any construction.

The future use of the Colonial-facing block is yet to be released but from what we can see, the architect is Craig Kosuta and Associates (Website). Facebook group, Central Florida Demolished Building Database, posted on June 27 that the property owner had revealed that they would be building a mixed use four-story apartment complex with commercial uses on the ground floor, but we were unable to confirm that at the time of this post.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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  1. LOL … I read an article about 6 or 8 months ago about Kobe finally deciding to do it, and that they were trying to get a grant from the city to help with the expense of removing the tanks on the Chevron site. I’d love to have a Kobé in this part of town again!

  2. Someone I know spoke with the property owner who said 4 story condos with retail underneath.

  3. With FernCreek5 and the future FernCreek20 development coming online this little avenue is becoming something interesting to watch…