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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 […]

Brooklyn area booms with residential, retail growth

Brooklyn area booms with residential, retail growth

Scott Riley fondly remembers his time living in the Brooklyn area, located between Five Points to its south and LaVilla and Downtown to the neighborhood’s northeast. About four years ago, he lived in a tiny 600-foot studio apartment in the multi-family complex called 200 Riverside, next to Unity Plaza. It was a place with amazing […]

Brooklyn construction progressing as planned

Brooklyn construction progressing as planned

The excavation at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Leila Street will soon emerge as Brooklyn Place. The city issued permits in late September for construction to begin. The commercial and retail development will be comprised of two buildings, totaling 11,451-square-feet. Tenants will include Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread. […]

Brooklyn turnaround continues with another Hallmark development

Brooklyn turnaround continues with another Hallmark development

Ground is being moved around for Vista Brooklyn, a 308-unit mixed-use development at 200 Riverside Ave., immediately north of 220 Riverside/Unity Plaza and across the street from the Winston Family YMCA, as site work begins.  The $55 million joint venture between Jacksonville-based Hallmark Partners and Nashville-based Bristol Development Group includes private equity firm MountainStar Capital, […]