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Final Site Plan For The District Development To Be Voted On Wednesday

rendering of The District
Elkus | Manfredi Architects
Provided by Peter Rummell
An artist's rendering of The District shows its marina and residential buildings.

It's taken almost two years and several name changes to get to this point, but The District developers Peter Rummell and Michael Munz are close to final site plan approval on their proposed mixed-use project on Jacksonville’s Southbank.

The Downtown Development Review Board signed off on the conceptual design at an August meeting. The final site plan is going before the board this Wednesday, and the developers are asking that the approval be good for 10 years.

If the final site plan is approved, The District's developers will still need to negotiate and execute a redevelopment agreement with the Downtown Investment Authority and then City Council.

The scope of the project is massive, with The District's development rights allowing 1,170 residential units, 200 hotel rooms, 288,500 square feet of retail/commercial space and 200,000 square feet of offices, plus a 125-slip marina.

Timothy is editor in chief of the Jacksonville Business Journal.