Downtown Investment Authority

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 […]

Ventures apartment building close to construction

Ventures apartment building close to construction

Developers of a new apartment building on the Southbank are much closer to breaking ground on a project that was once controversial but now has the go-ahead from the City.  Ventures Development Group had originally proposed constructing an apartment tower of up to 300 units on nearly three acres, near Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s […]

Administration plans to demolish The Landing despite Carlucci pushback

The Curry Administration plans to stay the course with plans to demolish The Landing later this year, regardless of calls from At-Large Group 4 Councilman Matt Carlucci for a public charrette to discuss the matter again before the orange-roofed shopping and entertainment center is torn down. According to Downtown Investment Authority Interim CEO Brian Hughes, […]

Boyer’s next chapter – heading DIA?

Once her final term on Jacksonville’s City Council ends in July, District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer said she is interested in serving the City in another capacity – as CEO of the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA). “I have expressed an interest,” said Boyer, who represents the Southbank as well as San Marco, St. Nicholas and […]