Lori Boyer

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 […]

Riverfront Plaza design unveiled, winner chosen for former Landing site

Riverfront Plaza design unveiled, winner chosen for former Landing site

The Jacksonville Professional Services Evaluation Committee (PSEC) has selected Perkins&Will as the winner of the design competition for Riverfront Plaza, the former home of The Jacksonville Landing. In June, Perkins&Will was one of three groups who presented their plans to the PSEC. Their plan narrowly outscored the proposals by Agency Landscape+Planning and Olin Limited.  The […]

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 […]

Downtown’s Laura Street Trio closer to being revived

Downtown’s Laura Street Trio closer to being revived

A cluster of Downtown’s most historic and visible buildings is a couple steps closer to a new life, one burgeoning with activity. Preservationists have described the Laura Street Trio as, collectively, the most endangered historical buildings in Jacksonville. The trio includes the Florida National Bank Building, the Bisbee Building and the Florida Life Building, built […]

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, […]

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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