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Developers Of District Close On $18.6 Million Land Purchase From JEA

Jul 13, 2018
The District

Almost four years after Elements of Jacksonville Inc. submitted the winning proposal to purchase the old Southside Generating Station land, the company finally closed the deal by paying $18.6 million to JEA for the riverfront site that city leaders hope will change the downtown skyline by adding residential, office and hotel high-rises.

Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Catalyst Development Partners announced that it will name its Home Street multifamily project the SoBa Apartments.

Catalyst Development Partners of Atlanta said Tuesday it will break ground in June to build the 147-unit luxury Home Street Apartments, also referred to as the San Marco Apartments, although the name will change.

Provided by The Dalton Agency

The Southbank will be the site for Jacksonville’s first AC Hotel by Marriott.


River Club dining room decorated for a wedding
Gate Hospitality

The University Club on Jacksonville’s Southbank is closing this month after nearly 50 years of offering its members full-service dining with a spectacular skyline view.


Google Earth

Big changes could be coming to the main thoroughfare on Jacksonville’s Southbank. City planners discussed the future of Riverplace Boulevard with the public at a meeting this week.

Street parking on Riverplace Boulevard is sparse, and a lack of pedestrian walkways makes crossing the five lanes of traffic on foot a lot like a game of Frogger.


architect rendering
Peter Rummel

A thousand homes, new restaurants and shops are planned for the Southbank riverfront.

Developer Peter Rummell unveiled his master plan Wednesday for the mixed-use development he’s calling Healthy Town.

He’s building it on the vacant property next to the Duval County School Board building.

Teach For America

Teach For America is holding its national Educators Conference in Jacksonville this Thursday and Friday.

The organization works with communities to put recent college graduates into teaching positions at struggling schools in Duval County and across the country.

The focus of this year’s gathering is on helping students succeed in college and, later, in their chosen careers.

More than 800 Teach For America Educators are attending the conference at the Lexington Hotel on the Southbank.