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GuideWell Says It will Add 750 Jobs At Florida Blue Complex On Riverside

Oct 16, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

GuideWell Inc., the parent company of Florida Blue, announced Wednesday it will add 750 new jobs at its Riverside Avenue office Downtown.

Planned Florida Blue Garage Includes Urban Park, 869 Parking Spaces

Oct 2, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Plans for Florida Blue’s proposed $22.5 million Brooklyn parking garage at Magnolia, Forest and Park streets features a parklike setting with spaces for artwork.

Council Approves $29.9 Million Incentives Package For Project Sharp

Sep 11, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record / Downtown Investment Authority

The Jacksonville City Council approved a $29.9 million city and state-backed incentives package Tuesday for code-named Project Sharp.

Deal For Florida Blue Parking Garage In Brooklyn Goes To City Council

Aug 23, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The City Council will consider a redevelopment agreement with Florida Blue for a new parking garage in Brooklyn. 

Vacant Unity Plaza Retail Space At 220 Riverside Is Sold

Aug 19, 2019
2018 file photo of Unity Plaza at 220 Riverside.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The vacant Unity Plaza retail space at 220 Riverside is under new ownership.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

As part of this year’s state budget, Gov. Ron DeSantis is considering more than half-a-million dollars to build a park in Arlington that would honor the descendants of formerly enslaved people, the Gullah Geechee. The Gullah Geechee people lobbied for what will be called Freedom Park.

Vestcor Plans 113-unit Apartments In Jacksonville's Brooklyn Neighborhood

Apr 8, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

With three projects developed or nearing completion in LaVilla, The Vestcor Companies is shifting its focus to neighboring Brooklyn, where it plans to build workforce and affordable housing.

exterior of building
The Jaxson

Trevato Development Group plans to break ground on an adaptive reuse project in the Brooklyn neighborhood that will convert 339 Park St. and 301 Park St. into Jacksonville’s first food hall.

artist renderings of shopping center
The Jaxson

The longstanding conventional wisdom among developers is that Jacksonville’s urban core can’t support retail, but Brooklyn’s success is proving that wrong.  

aerial photo of the site of the future complex
Jacksonville Daily Record

An affordable housing complex is on track to break ground in Brooklyn this year.

As Mike Field tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, the project could help those who were pushed out of the once-thriving working-class neighborhood, move back.

The Jaxson: Brooklyn ‘Road Diet’ Plan Includes 2-Way Protected Bike Lane

Dec 19, 2018
protected bike lane between sidewalk and street
The Jaxson

Jacksonville’s first urban, two-way cycle track is coming to the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Dan Herbin tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo what that means in this edition of The Jaxson on WJCT.

Construction On Vista Brooklyn Apartments To Begin Soon

Nov 27, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Construction of the Vista Brooklyn high-rise apartment project will begin in the next two months after developers secured a mortgage for the property.

Vestcor Seeks $17 Million In Tax Credits For Apartments In Jacksonville's Brooklyn Area

Oct 19, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

With local approvals secured, The Vestcor Companies now will apply to the Florida Housing Finance Corp. for $17 million in tax credits to build a housing development in the Brooklyn area.

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.

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