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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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4/6/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

kasper architects selected as architect for the new Southeast Toyota Facility

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 6th, 2023 – kasper architects + associates, a Southeast United States regional architecture and interior design firm, unveils the design in-progress for the new Southeast Toyota Distributors vehicle processing facility at Blount Island. Here’s a sneak peak of the newly released renderings…




Southeast Toyota Distributors announced in April 2022 that they would stay in the Jacksonville area for another 40 years, at their new location in Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)'s Blount Island Marine Terminal. They have signed a 25-year lease with the option to extend the lease an additional 15 years. The new site is accessible to the international shipping port and nationally connected railroad system, acknowledging Jacksonville’s reputation as a logistics hub. Southeast Toyota Distributors intends for this move to provide nearly 1,000 jobs.

This 88-acre parcel will include seven proposed buildings totaling over 380,000 square feet serving as an office space and vehicle processing facility. The construction is estimated to be completed sometime in early 2025. The facility will include:

  • 25,000 square feet of associate amenity space including a fitness center, cafeteria, and outdoor space.
  • 272,000 square feet of floor space for vehicle processing.
  • 30,000 square feet of raised office/amenity space providing a 180-degree view of the state-of-the-art vehicle processing area.
  • Facility designed with working space for approximately 300 associates.
  • The capacity to process approximately 4,000 vehicles per week.

JE Dunn Construction will serve as construction manager for the duration of the project alongside the kasper architects team.


ABOUT kasper architects + associates

kasper architects + associates currently has two design studios (one in Jacksonville, FL and the other in Raleigh, NC) functioning as one firm to effectively service the Southeast region. The studios share an established quality, professionalism, and efficiency across studios, allowing the firm to create a design solution that is second to none. kasper architects’ commitment to quality and their enhanced collaboration allow them to create successful projects and exceed client expectations.

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ABOUT Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC

It has been operating at Jacksonville's port since 1968 when Toyota approached Jim Moran about selling its imported cars. Toyota was not a well-known brand at the time for American consumers, but its rapid rise in sales fed the growth of JM Family Enterprises and vice versa. Southeast Toyota dealers sell 20% of all Toyotas in the U.S. and is one of the top suppliers of vehicles, parts, and accessories servicing over 175 independent Toyota dealerships across Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina with over $670 million in parts and accessories sold annually.