Jacksonville grants permits for CSX HQ update

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Renovations to CSX Transportation's headquarters can move forward now that city of Jacksonville officials have approved building permits affecting more than 20,000 square feet of office space.

The Jacksonville Daily Record reports that the $1.85-million office upgrade at CSX will touch offices, conference rooms, a recording studio, café, warming kitchen, and executive office space on the building’s 15th floor. The executive suite renovations will likely be for CEO E. Hunter Harrison and two other top executives. The executive offices are located near the railroad’s corporate board room.

The railroad also wants to spend $85,000 to demolish a coffee shop and café on the building’s first and second floor. Plans also include $102,500 in renovations at a nearby data center.

The railroad’s downtown headquarters building encompasses 487,000 square feet of space.

When railroad officials first announced their intent to remodel corporate offices and neighboring Jacksonville properties in July, railroad spokesman Rob Doolittle said the renovations were to “maximize our use of CSX-owned facilities and to modernize them to provide a better-quality work environment and help strengthen our organizational alignment by co-locating work groups to improve efficiency.”

The work will take place throughout the next year.

See Trains News Wire’s original story on the renovations announcement.

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