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The Jacksonville Landing is set to be at least partly demolished under a settlement the City Council approved last week.

As the city considers what’s next for the waterfront property, The Jaxson’s Mike Field wants us to think about this: Except for one parking garage, there hasn’t been any new, private construction on downtown Jacksonville’s Northbank in close to two decades. 

UNF's New Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center Is Open In The Barnett

Jan 31, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

The University of North Florida has established a concept for higher education that’s intended to create new opportunities in Jacksonville.

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Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton talked with WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo about the top 3 business stories he’ll be watching in 2019. 

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The University of North Florida received a $380,000 forgivable loan from the Downtown Investment Authority on Wednesday to help with the expansion of its business program to downtown Jacksonville.

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Downtown Investment Authority CEO Aundra Wallace said building a new convention center, hotel and parking garage on the site of the old county courthouse and city hall annex should spark more entertainment development projects all the way to the sports complex.

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Jaguars owner Shad Khan recently took control of the historic Barnett Tower in downtown Jacksonville, ending a seven-year effort by developer Steve Adkins to renovate the building.

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Steve Atkins

Jaguars owner and investor Shad Khan is suing the developer of downtown’s Barnett Tower over money he lent to help develop the still-empty building, as first reported in the Florida Times-Union.

In this week’s Business Brief, analyst John Burr shares why the suit against Steve Atkins also calls into doubt his planned development of other historic buildings called the Laura Street Trio. 

The Downtown Investment Authority is asking for community input at a public meeting this week on what should be done to redevelop the Jacksonville Landing in downtown. We discuss what could be in store for the Landing, and issues facing downtown in general, with Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor, and Doris Goldstein, Downtown Investment Authority board member.

Karen Feagins

A Jacksonville developer has plans to turn the historic Barnett building in downtown Jacksonville into an innovation center which he believes will be a hub for the startup scene in the Southeastern United States.

The 18-story building will house the international headquarters for One Spark, an expanded Cowork Jacksonville and the business accelerator KYN, according to Steve Atkins, Managing Director of Southeast Development Group.