Brooklyn

Residence Inn Concept Under Review For Jacksonville's Brooklyn Neighborhood

Jul 2, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Development Review Board has workshopped design possibilities for a Residence Inn by Marriott hotel proposed in Brooklyn.

The Jacksonville Daily Record

A group of companies is quietly purchasing property in Brooklyn.

Carlos Bouvier / WJCT News

Plans to open a liquor distillery in Jacksonville’s Brooklyn neighborhood are running up against opposition from a nearby church.

The proposal is part of a recent development boom, which includes plans for more shops, restaurants, and a brewery in the neighborhood that’s sandwiched between downtown and Riverside.

Some long-time residents worry the changes could paper over the area’s historic character.


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Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Several downtown Jacksonville development projects got a preliminary green light last week.

Bill Delaney of The Jaxson tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo the list of proposed new additions includes a commodity that’s in short supply downtown:  parking spaces.

The Ferber Company / Via ModernCities.com

Jacksonville’s Brooklyn neighborhood is on track to get more restaurants and retail. Brooklyn Place is a 12,500 square foot development that’s currently undergoing planning and the approval process.


Modern Cities

A new year promises to bring lots of new development to Jacksonville’s Urban Core.

Bill Delaney of The Jaxson tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo about some of the major projects on the horizon.


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Bob via Flickr

When city planners talk about “place making,” they mean transforming a space to promote public health, happiness and well-being.

The Jaxson co-founder Ennis Davis said three place making projects in Mayor Curry’s proposed budget have the potential to drastically transform three of the city’s neighborhoods.

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Mike via Flickr

It’s a new year, and I'm predicting big things for Northeast Florida.

Among them: the first sighting of a boom economy in a decade, high consumer confidence, more home construction and gas prices’ staying relatively low.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

 

New dining options continue popping up in Jacksonville’s Brooklyn neighborhood, with the latest restaurant HOBNOB, opening next week.

 


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

New free events for the Jacksonville community are planned, as the Unity Plaza urban park officially opened its grounds on Tuesday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked phase one of the community spot in the riverfront Brooklyn neighborhood.

 


Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown joined other local dignitaries Wednesday afternoon to break ground on the new Shoppes on Riverside in the city's Brooklyn neighborhood.

Kevin Meerschaert

Plans are coming together for a new entertainment plaza in Jacksonville's Brooklyn neighborhood.

Unity Plaza will be a public park next to the apartment and retail development 220 Riverside, which is currently under construction.

The developers, Hallmark Partners, donated the land to the city and formed a non-profit organization to program more than 260 days of events each year.

They’ve hired local art consultant Jen Jones as Executive Director. Jones says she will organize events that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.