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Shannon LeDuke / WJCT

Mayor Lenny Curry wants to put his longtime business partner on the board that oversees downtown development, a nomination that comes at a critical time for the agency as it will soon need to replace its recently departed chief executive officer and negotiate potentially pricey deals on a handful of high-profile downtown projects.

60-Foot Tall Digital Marquee Proposed For Daily's Place

Apr 16, 2018
Via the Daily Record

The city of Jacksonville and SMG, the company that manages the city’s sports and entertainment venues, wants to place a 60-foot-6-inch tall digital marquee next to Daily’s Place amphitheater along Gator Bowl Boulevard.

Joslyn Simmons / WJCT News

The University of North Florida received a $380,000 forgivable loan from the Downtown Investment Authority on Wednesday to help with the expansion of its business program to downtown Jacksonville.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Updated 11/2/2017 at 10:15 a.m.

The Downtown Investment Authority is recommending the city spend more than $3 million on downtown apartments in the LaVilla area.

Patrick Fisher / Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

The Downtown Investment Authority is starting off Public Art Week with a tour Tuesday of the 34 public art pieces recently added downtown.

 

Downtown Jacksonville projects could move along much more quickly if Jacksonville voters approve a half-cent sales tax extension. That’s what the city’s Downtown Investment Authority CEO Aundra Wallace told a real-estate group Tuesday.

The professional group CREW Jacksonville hosted other community members at the Riverplace Club downtown to hear from Wallace.

He presented DIA’s 10-year plan investment plan, which includes:

Andrew Jackson High School, Interline Brands, and the First Coast Expressway are in the headlines affecting Northeast Florida today.

Clay Hackett

After a Jacksonville artist was arrested for painting city-owned utility boxes, the city could soon consider legislation that would pay artists to do the same thing.



         Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority says it does not think the city should waive a fee on new construction.
         The legislation is to be discussed and possibly voted on next  week in three city council committees.
         The mobility fee is paid by developers and is used to pay for transportation projects. It’s designed to encourage redevelopment close to the city’s core and limit sprawl.