Company officials with Connelly & Wicker report that the firm has completed several engineering projects in North Florida in recent weeks.

Clear Channel, who purchased Eller Media last year, is making improvements to their location in East Park Industrial Park to consolidate current staff from five other area locations. Architects Luckett & Farley of Louisville, Kentucky secured the services of Connelly & Wicker Inc. to provide site grading for the expansion of the original facilities and for a new 16,900 square foot structure to the rear of the existing building. The existing building will expand from one stories to two. Situated on more than six acres in the industrial park, Clear Channel is at the corner of Central Parkway and Parkside Drive. Josh McGraw of Clear Channel reports that all improvements should be completed by March 2001. Connelly & Wicker Inc. is also currently in an initial design phase for a secondary location on the Northside for the Eller Media Division of Clear Channel. It is anticipated that this site will serve as a storage location for construction materials.

The Lighthouse Grille will open in the former location of Jacksonville Beach’s Point of View Restaurant. The site also originally featured the popular Fanny Dugan’s Sports Bar, which has been demolished to make way for the new restaurant and associated parking. New improvements to the facilities include a lighthouse that is 60 feet high. The owner/developer is South Carolina-based CentraArchy Restaurant Management Company. Seiber Design Inc. of Atlanta is the architect and Connelly & Wicker Inc. provided civil engineering services. The 11,000 square foot restaurant is expected to seat 350 and is slated to open late Summer 2000 says Operating Partner, Mike Crookes.