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A view of  Jacksonville University's Downtown campus.
Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University is offering a new information technology certificate program in partnership with SkillStorm, which trains and hires technology workers.

Developer Wants To Demolish Old Race Track Rd. Dog Track For Mixed-Used Project

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Jacksonville Daily Record

Gatlin Development Co. Inc. wants to demolish the former greyhound racetrack and poker room in St. Johns County for a mixed-use project with up to 975 multifamily units.

"Closed" sign
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Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschool has informed Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and the state that due to “natural disaster,” it is laying off 89 workers.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The city issued a permit Sept. 24 for Ruby Beach Brewing Co. to renovate space for its Downtown brewery in The Letter Shop Building at 228 E. Forsyth St.

Vestcor's LaVilla Town House Development Paused

Sep 24, 2020
Group 4 Design, Inc. / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Vestcor Companies delayed construction of its for-sale town house development in LaVilla twice this summer and the company said it is hesitant to begin the project in a Downtown market impacted by COVID-19. 

This file photo shows a portion of Naval Air Station Jacksonville with the Downtown skyline in the background.
Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Lynn Friant / U.S. Navy via Wikimedia Commons

Amentum, a federal contractor, has informed the state of Florida it may be forced to layoff 13 people who work at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in October as part of nationwide staff reductions.

Shipping Container Apartment Units Begin Arriving In Cathedral District

Sep 23, 2020
These shipping containers are part of the Ashley St. Container Lofts project.
Jacksonville Daily Record

The first of three livable shipping container deliveries arrived Downtown on Sept. 18 at JWB Real Estate Capital’s Ashley Street Container Lofts project.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Quiet 3PF, the renamed Quiet Logistics, said Sept. 21 it intends to open a Northwest Jacksonville fulfillment center in October and hire up to 300 full-time employees this year.

Electrify America fast-charge pump and VW ID.4
Electrify America

Being an early adopter has its perks.

City Council To Consider Armory Redevelopment Agreement With Planned $23M Investment

Sep 21, 2020
The Armory Building at 815 N. Market Street.
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville City Council will consider approving a lease and redevelopment agreement between the city and REVA Development Corp. for the Armory Building and an adjacent 3-acre site at its Sept. 22 meeting. 

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American Technical Ceramics has informed Mayor Lenny Curry and the state it expects to eliminate approximately 80 Jacksonville jobs in November.

Florida Blue CEO Sees Employees Working On 'Hybrid' Schedule

Sep 18, 2020
Florida Blue CEO Pat Geraghty
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Florida Blue President and CEO Pat Geraghty said it is hard to say what the health insurer’s 100-acre Deerwood office campus will look like in the future, but he and his team are looking at creative ways to use the space.

Walmart Announces Plans To Build 7 Health Centers In Jacksonville

Sep 18, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Walmart announced Sept. 17 it would build seven Walmart Health clinics in Jacksonville, with the first opening in early 2021.

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Rooms To Go wants to move into the former Toys R Us space at The Markets at Town Center.

JTB Apartments Sale Sets Jacksonville Record of $237,857

Sep 15, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Chicago-based Inland Real Estate Investment Corp. paid $83.25 million Sept. 11 for the 350-unit JTB Apartments at 8876 AC Skinner Parkway near the Deerwood Office Park and St. Johns Town Center.

Shawana Brooks shared this post on her Instagram page after being named a Visit Jacksonville Ambassador.
Shawana Brooks' Instagram page

Visit Jacksonville is tapping into the marketing power of social influencers to try to drum up interest in Duval County.

DIA To Ask National Park Service For Metropolitan Park, Shipyards Swap

Sep 14, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Investment Authority wants the National Park Service to consider trading Metropolitan Park for the city-owned Shipyards property.

State Sides With City, Developer In Park Place At San Marco

Sep 14, 2020
Group 4 Design, Inc. / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

State officials have upheld an administrative law judge’s recommendation that allows the proposed Park Place at San Marco apartment community to proceed as designed. 

The State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued a final o

This rendering illustrates the planned Martiime 618 on Adams St. in Downtown Jacksonville.
Maritime618.com

Capt. Sandy Yawn, a star of Bravo TV's Below Deck Mediterranean series, is moving forward with plans to open a new Downtown Jacksonville restaurant and rooftop bar by announcing a name, website and renovation timeline.

Potential Buyers Want To Demolish Unfinished Berkman II, Redevelop Property

Sep 10, 2020
KBJ Architects, Inc. / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Berkman Plaza II could soon be sold, according to one of the owners of the unfinished Downtown structure.

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Uber has set a goal for 100% of its U.S. rides to be in zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

Photo of UPS employees
Dylan Lovan / Associated Press file photo

UPS is gearing up for its annual holiday season hiring spree.

Shipping Container Food Court Could Be Coming To Arlington

Sep 9, 2020
The site plan for College Park shows the existing shopping center buildings in red.
VIA THE JACKSONVILLE DAILY RECORD

JWB Real Estate Capital filed plans with the city Sept. 8 for the renovation of College Park, the former Town & Country Shopping Center in Arlington.

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ELAINE THOMPSON / ASSOCIATED PRESS

In yet another sign that its a seller’s market on the First Coast, a new report ranks the Jacksonville metro area No. 4 in the nation for most competitive homebuyers.

Preston Hollow Capital Taking Control Of The District Project

Sep 8, 2020
Artist's rendering of The District.
The District / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Dallas-based Preston Hollow Capital LLC is assuming control of The District, the $600 million, mixed-use project on the Downtown Southbank. 

File photo of solar roof.
Matthew Brown / Associated Press file photo

A new report finds just over a half-percent of Jacksonville’s buildings have rooftop solar.

260-Unit Apartment Complex Proposed In Mandarin On San Jose Blvd.

Sep 4, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Planning Commission recommended approval Sept. 3 for The Julington, a 260-unit apartment community along the east side of San Jose Boulevard about a half-mile north of Julington Creek in Mandarin.

New Jobless Claims Drop In Florida

Sep 4, 2020

TALLAHASSEE --- First-time jobless claims dropped nearly 25 percent last week in Florida as Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to press forward with efforts to reopen the economy.

The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday estimated Florida received 39,335 first-time unemployment claims last week. That was down from a revised 51,647 the prior week, when Florida also saw a decrease.

Karen Brune Mathis / Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville-Based Venus Fashion has informed the state it plans to permanently lay off approximately 120 employees.

Southeastern Grocers' Jacksonville headquarters is pictured.
Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville-based Southeastern Grocers is continuing to reduce its footprint, with an announcement it is selling 22 Bi-LO stores and one Harveys Supermarket in South Carolina and Georgia.

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