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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 […]

Mayor and local leaders focus on revitalizing downtown and urban core

Talks about Downtown Jacksonville revitalization may seem like a case of déjà vu, but community and business leaders are tackling the issue with energy and vision. Mayor Lenny Curry and six Jacksonville business owners and local leaders held meetings in February and March to discuss ways to improve the urban core. The working group is […]

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 […]

Ventures Development Group closes on Southbank property

Ventures Development Group closes on Southbank property

The developer of a long-expected and hard-won project for a multi-family complex on the Southbank has closed on a 2.9-acre property near Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital and will likely get the go ahead this month from City permitting to begin the project. Ventures Southbank Apartments is to be located at Prudential Drive, near […]

FIS headquarters, Florida Blue Parking garage moving toward construction

FIS headquarters, Florida Blue Parking garage moving toward construction

The new $145 million world headquarters of Fidelity Information Services – FIS – is well on its way to starting construction, with developers working with the City of Jacksonville to iron out some final details, such as sidewalks and the kind of trees City officials would like to see around it. At the same time, […]

Lot J project inches forward

Lot J project inches forward

A half-billion-dollar project that will transform a parking lot in the downtown sports complex area into a soaring mixed-use development is getting some traction this first quarter. The demolition of the Hart Bridge offramps is set to begin sometime soon, and the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) has given the go-ahead for soil and water testing. […]

Developer plans to move forward with Laura Street Trio

Developer plans to move forward with Laura Street Trio

After the successful rehabilitation and build-out of the historic National Barnett Bank Building, Steve Atkins of the Southeast Group says he is focusing next on what area preservationists have described as the most endangered historical buildings in Jacksonville. The three buildings known as the Laura Street Trio are the Florida National Bank Building, the Bisbee […]

Historic fire station on path to demolition

Historic fire station  on path to demolition

Brooklyn’s old Fire Station 5, with its dun-colored bricks, red bay doors and more than a century of history, is in danger of being demolished if someone doesn’t step up to move and preserve the building. The station was constructed less than a decade after the great fire razed the city in 1901, right on […]

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