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The Jaxson: Development Near City Hall Will Reuse Old Buildings To Activate Downtown

JWB Real Estate Company via The Jaxson
A rendering shows the new north facade of the former Federal Reserve Building.

On Thursday, Jacksonville’s Downtown Development Review Board will consider plans to convert two historic buildings into mixed-use developments, part of a plan to bring density and vibrancy to the Hogan Street corridor.

As Ennis Davis tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo in The Jaxson on WJCT, the plans are just a small part of a huge transformation of the area next to City Hall, which is expected to further be powered by the next phase of the Emerald Necklace trail project next year. 

See renderings of and read more about the two proposed projects that are up for review on Thursday: the Baptist Convention Building and the former Federal Reserve Bank.

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP