HKS / Downtown Investment Authority

A proposal from Jaguars football team owner Shad Khan to develop the Shipyards property in Downtown Jacksonville passed its first hurdle Friday after receiving approval from a key city committee.

A digital rendering of the development planned for 500 E. Bay Street
KBJ Architects

The Downtown Jacksonville eyesore on the Northbank known as the Berkman II is coming down, and details have been released about what’s going up in its place. 

Courtesy City of Jacksonville

A scheduled Friendship Fountain renovation was supposed to be finished this spring, but it hasn’t even started. 

Downtown Jacksonville
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Changes to shopping habits, fewer people commuting to Downtown Jacksonville offices, and more people enjoying the outdoors will all factor into the Downtown Investment Authority’s upcoming five-year plan, according to DIA CEO Lori Boyer. 

3 National Firms Selected In Landing Site Riverfront Park Design Competition

Mar 18, 2021
The site of the former Jacksonville Landing.
Jacksonville Daily Record

City procurement officials selected three national firms March 18 to compete for the contract to design a public riverfront park at the former Jacksonville Landing site.

Restart Of LaVilla Town House Project Takes Step Forward

Mar 16, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown Investment Authority board members signaled March 15 they still want for-sale town houses in the historic LaVilla neighborhood west of Downtown.


The Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority is taking design proposals to develop Riverfront Plaza, the grassy area where the Jacksonville Landing shopping mall complex stood for more than 30 years.

DIA Committee Advances Proposed Downtown Jacksonville On-Street Parking Rate Increases

Jan 13, 2021
The Jacksonville Daily Record

A Downtown Investment Authority committee advanced a proposed parking rate increase Jan. 12 for on-street metered parking in areas of the Northbank deemed high-demand. 

Lot J rendering
The Cordish Companies / Via Jacksonville Jaguars

The DIA board voted Wednesday night to recommend that the City Council approve Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J development with some recommended changes to the deal. The developer also agreed to some concessions." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">

This rendering illustrates a portion of the proposed Lot J Live! entertainment complex.
Jacksonville Jaguars / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority has released its final staff report on Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $450 Lot J development project, which recommends approval with certain conditions.

Documents Indicate DIA Wants Final Jacksonville Landing Park Design By August

Nov 25, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

Draft documents from the Downtown Investment Authority show the city plans to spend up to $300,000 to solicit designs for a minimum 4.5-acre riverfront “park/plaza” at the former Jacksonville Landing site.

Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri
City Council President Tommy Hazouri's Facebook Page

Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri is blaming the administration of Mayor Lenny Curry for the setbacks and confusion that have surrounded Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $450 million Lot J project.

James P. Citrano, Jr.

Truist (formerly BB&T bank) Senior Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Manager James P. Citrano, Jr. has been appointed to Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) Board.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The last original tenant at The Jacksonville Landing has closed.

Councilwoman Lori Boyer Selected To Lead Jacksonville's Downtown Investment Authority

May 16, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville City Council member Lori Boyer was selected Wednesday as the Downtown Investment Authority’s next CEO.

Business Brief: Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority CEO Interviews Set

May 10, 2019
City Hall exterior
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Public interviews for the next Downtown Investment Authority CEO are on Wednesday, May 15, at City Hall.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry
Shannon LeDuke / WJCT

Mayor Lenny Curry wants to put his longtime business partner on the board that oversees downtown development, a nomination that comes at a critical time for the agency as it will soon need to replace its recently departed chief executive officer and negotiate potentially pricey deals on a handful of high-profile downtown projects.

60-Foot Tall Digital Marquee Proposed For Daily's Place

Apr 16, 2018
Via the Daily Record

The city of Jacksonville and SMG, the company that manages the city’s sports and entertainment venues, wants to place a 60-foot-6-inch tall digital marquee next to Daily’s Place amphitheater along Gator Bowl Boulevard.

Joslyn Simmons / WJCT News

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.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Updated 11/2/2017 at 10:15 a.m.

The Downtown Investment Authority is recommending the city spend more than $3 million on downtown apartments in the LaVilla area.

Patrick Fisher / Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

The Downtown Investment Authority is starting off Public Art Week with a tour Tuesday of the 34 public art pieces recently added downtown.


Downtown Jacksonville projects could move along much more quickly if Jacksonville voters approve a half-cent sales tax extension. That’s what the city’s Downtown Investment Authority CEO Aundra Wallace told a real-estate group Tuesday.

The professional group CREW Jacksonville hosted other community members at the Riverplace Club downtown to hear from Wallace.

He presented DIA’s 10-year plan investment plan, which includes:

Andrew Jackson High School, Interline Brands, and the First Coast Expressway are in the headlines affecting Northeast Florida today.

Clay Hackett

After a Jacksonville artist was arrested for painting city-owned utility boxes, the city could soon consider legislation that would pay artists to do the same thing.

         Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority says it does not think the city should waive a fee on new construction.
         The legislation is to be discussed and possibly voted on next  week in three city council committees.
         The mobility fee is paid by developers and is used to pay for transportation projects. It’s designed to encourage redevelopment close to the city’s core and limit sprawl.