Downtown development review board

JAMM Session: Historical Society moves forward on plans for music museum and venue

JAMM Session: Historical Society moves forward on plans for music museum and venue

The Jacksonville Historical Society is moving forward with plans to transform the Florida Casket Company building into a music museum and venue. The working title for this future space is the Jacksonville Area Music Museum (JAMM). The Jacksonville Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) granted conceptual approval for JHS’s plans for the museum in June. “This […]

Conceptual approval granted for mixed-use Brooklyn development

Conceptual approval granted for mixed-use Brooklyn development

Jacksonville’s Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) has given conceptual approval for a new mixed-use development at 390 Park Street in Brooklyn featuring a five-story apartment complex with 341 units and a two-story parking deck with retail and restaurant space. Atlanta-based Columbia Ventures LLC is the developer for this project, returning to Jacksonville a second time […]

Property deal closes, demolition ahead for former Times-Union HQ

Property deal closes, demolition ahead for former Times-Union HQ

The demolition, expected to start this month, at 1Riverside Ave., will start a new chapter at the riverfront property that was home to The Florida Times-Union for 50 years. The newspaper, which was sold in 2017, now has offices in the Wells Fargo Center. The Morris family of Augusta, Ga., retained ownership of the property, […]

DDRB Approves Site Plan For One Riverside

The Jacksonville Downtown Development Review Board has approved the site plan for the One Riverside Development. The 18.84-acre mixed-use development will be on the old site of the Times-Union Building. The plans by Fuqua Development include a grocer, retail shops, a restaurant accessible from the Riverwalk, an initial 271 residential housing units, and a parking […]

DDRB Approves Corner Lot – JTA Plan

DDRB Approves Corner Lot – JTA Plan

The Downtown Development Review Board has given its approval to a new  340-unit multi-family apartment complex on the Southbank. The project called Artea is being developed by Corner Lot Development on land owned by JTA, which hopes it will be the first of several transportation hub developments. The complex will be on 3.87 acres of […]

JEA closer to revitalizing central business district

JEA closer to revitalizing central business district

This spring saw Downtown’s central business district come a step closer toward a chance for revitalization, with full-steam-ahead progress on JEA’s sleek new, pedestrian-friendly headquarters. Ryan Companies U.S. Inc., a Minneapolis-headquartered developer, is constructing the seven-story building at 225 Pearl Street, with an adjacent parking garage that will be used by both employees and the […]

Riverfront development gains conceptual approval from DDRB

Riverfront development gains conceptual approval from DDRB

Over the past two months, the highly anticipated project set to replace River City Brewing Company on the Southbank had gone back to the drawing board. After some tough scrutiny over the project’s highest and best use, as well as its size and scope, developers illustrated a willingness to get creative and come to the […]

Plans for pedestrian-friendly JEA headquarters move forward

Plans for pedestrian-friendly JEA headquarters move forward

The Jacksonville Electric Authority is closer to starting construction on a sleek new multi-story headquarters and parking garage downtown, after the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) gave its final approval to the project June 12, although the final version will not be as tall as developers had originally envisioned. Last year, plans for the headquarters […]