The Jacksonville Landing is cleared for demolition.
The city Building Inspection Division issued a permit Monday for D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. Inc. to take down the closed Downtown retail marketplace at a cost $1,074,002, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.
D.H. Griffin will raze the two-story, 178,838-square-foot structure built 32 years ago at 2 Independent Drive W. on the Northbank of the St. Johns River.
Demolition includes 34,107 square feet of exterior space.
The Landing was built as a signature structure to help revitalize Downtown Jacksonville. Efforts were unsustainable, especially as population and retail centers spread into the suburbs and neighboring counties.
D.H. Griffin has until May 28 to demolish the two-story, 56-foot-tall structure, according to the deadline set by the city.
An expanded version of this story is at JaxDailyRecord.com.