Downtown Investment Authority

DIA, City Council asking for liquor license changes for Northbank, Kings Ave.

DIA, City Council asking for liquor license changes for Northbank, Kings Ave.

The Jacksonville City Council is asking the Duval Delegation for legislation to reduce the number of seats and space required for a liquor license around King Street and more parts of Downtown Jacksonville. The request, known as a J bill, would lower the requirements to apply for a liquor license to at least 50 seats […]

Newly formed committee to evaluate inventory, buildings for future use

Newly formed committee to evaluate inventory, buildings for future use

For many years, some buildings downtown have laid dormant and often dilapidated, yet some are considered to have historic value.  A new City Council Special Committee says it wants to find out if they should be saved, or if they’re worthy of a wrecking ball. The Special Committee on Downtown Development was charged with improving […]

Brooklyn: Bridging the old and the new

Brooklyn: Bridging the old and the new

Brooklyn, one of the oldest neighborhoods in downtown Jacksonville, is opening a new chapter in its ongoing story of growth and revitalization via several new commercial and residential ventures. The neighborhood is situated along the St. Johns River, south of downtown. It is bounded by McCoys Creek and the CSX Railroad lines to the North […]

Preserving ‘Authentic’ Downtown Jacksonville

Preserving ‘Authentic’ Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville is looking to the past to help shape and revitalize its future via the Downtown Preservation and Revitalization Program (DPRP). Due to some ambitious plans for growth and revitalization, those programs are being put to the test and should spell progress for Downtown in the months ahead. Launched by the Downtown Investment Authority […]

Khan, Jaguars plan for riverfront gets green light from DIA

Khan, Jaguars plan for riverfront gets green light from DIA

Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority gave unanimous approval July 7 to a $114 million incentive package with Jaguar owner Shad Khan for his plan to revitalize the former Kids Kampus parcel on the St. Johns River. Khan’s development company, Iguana Investments is looking to build a $321 million development across from TIAA Bank Field. The proposal […]

Groundbreaking on RiversEdge

Groundbreaking on RiversEdge

It was a big day for citizens of Jacksonville May 25, as one of the largest development projects in generations was unveiled along the banks of the St. Johns River. Leadership from the Downtown Investment Authority, District 5, and several key players for both the development team with Preston Hollow Capital and representatives from Toll […]

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 […]

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