Although the city of Jacksonville has begun foreclosure procedures on the Bostwick Building downtown, officials don’t expect that to happen with other empty buildings downtown. They’re looking at other ways to spur downtown redevelopment.
Downtown advocates said the Bostwick situation is unique because the Bostwick family was looking to demolish the historic building and a potential buyer had come forward.
Foreclosure proceedings are difficult and time consuming.
Mayor Alvin Brown said he wants to work with building owners and developers on other projects.