Downtown development review board

Community Opposition Remains for Southbank Self-Storage Mixed-Use

Community Opposition Remains for Southbank Self-Storage Mixed-Use

Residents of San Marco spoke in continued opposition to the PUD rezoning request for a mixed-use project featuring self-storage at Hendricks Avenue and Prudential Drive during a city council meeting Tuesday, March 26. Community Opposition Residents aren’t alone in their opposition. On March 5, the Urban Core Citizens Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC) submitted a letter […]

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 […]

New life breathed into landmark tower

New life breathed into landmark tower

Adaptive reuse ahead for downtown’s historic Independent Life Building After years of standing abandoned, the historic Independent Life Building in downtown Jacksonville can expect a transformation into a 21st-century mixed-use development. Last month, a permit was filed with the city for the adaptive reuse of the 19-story building at 233 West Duval Street, converting it […]

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