Southbank

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 […]

The bridge that forever changed the River City

The bridge that forever changed the River City

Antique cars, relics and memories shared during a celebration of the Acosta Bridge When the Acosta Bridge opened on July 1, 1921, it changed the “geography of [Jacksonville’s] mind to greater possibilities and opportunities,” as Alan Bliss, Jacksonville Historical Society executive director, noted in his remarks at the 100th anniversary celebration of the opening of […]

Council approves package for former site of River City Brewing

Council approves package for former site of River City Brewing

The $99.16 million proposed Southbank apartment development to be called RD River City Brewery made significant progress on June 8 when the Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved Related Group of Miami’s redesign of the project. The redevelopment agreement includes $18.27 million in taxpayer incentives. The eight-story building with 327 multifamily units, an attached 535-space parking […]

Public access to river challenges best and highest use in future development

Public access to river challenges best and highest use in future development

Plans to transform the former Landing site on the St. Johns River and install public artwork are underway and soon to be revealed. And a new coalition of nonprofits and public interest agencies hope those plans are but the first step toward a string of parks along the North and Southbank of the river. In […]

Southbank to bloom with construction projects

Southbank to bloom with construction projects

From the east end of the Southbank to the Fuller Warren Bridge, 2021 will be a year of change. Construction on the long-awaited District development will get underway. Plans for new apartments on the site of River City Brewing are being finalized, as new apartments emerge west of the Acosta Bridge take shape. Friendship Fountain […]

Developers aim to make a place of ‘ambience, fiber and essence’

Developers aim to make a place of ‘ambience, fiber and essence’

The District – Life Well Lived developer Peter Rummell has said it many times: “You can’t be a suburb of nowhere, and Jacksonville’s downtown is now nowhere. We’ve got to make it a place with ambience, fiber and essence so it can have a personality.” Perhaps no one agrees more with Rummell than the Downtown […]