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Board Clears Pearl Street District Final Design

Board Clears Pearl Street District Final Design

Pearl Street District, the mixed-use development proposed by Gateway Jax, received final approval from the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) last month for three of the five blocks included in its overall project. DDRB granted final approval of the project as a whole in October. With this phase of city review now completed, the project […]

Designs Approved for RD River City Brewery

Designs Approved for RD River City Brewery

Final designs for the RD River City Brewery mixed-use project were approved by the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) on Oct. 12. The $92 million project spans 3.4 acres along the Southbank and includes 410 residential units, a riverfront restaurant and boat ramp. The residential space will be comprised of an eight-story residential block and […]

First Projects of Pearl Street District Advance Through Conceptual Approval

First Projects of Pearl Street District Advance Through Conceptual Approval

Jacksonville’s Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) met on Thursday, Oct. 12. The board reviewed and granted conceptual and final approvals for several projects including the five-block Pearl Street District multi-phase plan included in the proposed Gateway Jax development which was first announced in September. Ultimately, plans for this expansive development could include up to 22 […]

Budget Bumps to $65.6M for Autonomous Vehicles

Budget Bumps to $65.6M for Autonomous Vehicles

An update on the Ultimate Urban Circulator Program At its September meeting, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) board approved an additional $15.5 million in the budget for the Bay Street Innovation Corridor (BSIC) – the first of three phases in its Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) program. This brings the BSIC budget to $65.6 million. JTA […]

Downtown Development Review Board Taps the Brakes for New JTA Facility for Autonomous Vehicles

Downtown Development Review Board Taps the Brakes for New JTA Facility for Autonomous Vehicles

Plans for the proposed Jacksonville Transit Authority (JTA) Autonomous Vehicle Operations and Maintenance Facility on Bay Street will have to wait a bit longer to advance through the planning process after the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) deferred conceptual approval at its Aug. 10 meeting. These autonomous vehicles are part of JTA’s Ultimate Urban Circulator […]

New designs for RD River City Brewery Mixed-Use Gain Conceptual Approval from DDRB

New designs for RD River City Brewery Mixed-Use Gain Conceptual Approval from DDRB

The Related Group has submitted new design plans for the site of the former River City Brewing Company. In March, The Resident reported that Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) terminated its development agreement with the Miami-based developer. In the March article, DIA CEO Lori Boyer explained the agreement ended because of the developer’s failure to […]

Local Folks: Linzee Ott

Local Folks: Linzee Ott

Community Engagement Coordinator at Office of the State Attorney, 4th Judicial Circuit. That’s the somewhat mysterious title held by San Marco’s very own Linzee Ott. She is often asked, “What the heck does that mean?” It’s a position that was custom made for her. She calls it “a God thing” the way the story unfolded. […]

Former Reddi-Arts location in San Marco prepares for new chapter

Former Reddi-Arts location in San Marco prepares for new chapter

The whimsical murals along the exterior of the former Reddi-Arts building at 1037 Hendricks Avenue in San Marco have been painted over and the walls are now a pristine white as the buildings await a new future under new ownership. According to county records, Chase Properties, Inc. first purchased the property at 1037 Hendricks Avenue […]

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