Officials Say RD River City Apartment Design Moving In 'Right Direction'

Mar 24, 2021

Downtown Development Review Board members said March 23 the latest design for Miami-based Related Group’s RD River City Brewery apartments is “moving in the right direction” and granted conceptual approval.

WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reported the board voted 7-0 to advance architectural plans for the proposed $92 million apartment project to replace the River City Brewing Co. restaurant on the Downtown Southbank.

Board members Christian Harden and Frederick Jones were absent for the vote.

The Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow law firm represents Related Group in Jacksonville. 

Firm partner Cyndy Trimmer said the developer and Miami-based MSA Architects redesigned the apartment in reaction to feedback from the board and DIA staff that it did not fit “contextually” along the St. Johns River.

The review board deferred conceptual approval in January to give Related Group a chance to make changes.

Additional renderings and details are in an expanded version of this story at