Riverside Avenue's Former Fire Station No. 5 Is Up For Bid

Nov 14, 2019

Anyone interested in buying the vacant Fire Station No. 5 building in Brooklyn has 30 days to bid on it.

The Downtown Investment Authority approved a notice of disposition Wednesday to sell and relocate the 7,152-square-foot, 109-year-old structure at 347 Riverside Ave, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record. 

The move will clear the property for a planned realignment of Forest Street across Riverside Avenue to provide better access to the recently announced $145 million Fidelity National Information Services Inc. headquarters.

If a buyer is not found, the city will demolish the structure.

The notice allows potential buyers to request city funding to assist with a proposal. They would have to submit a business plan that includes the expected return on investment and projected tax revenue to the city.

A look at the proposal requirements is in an expanded version of this story at JaxDailyRecord.com.