Downtown Jacksonville

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

This year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival poster pays tribute to the city’s legendary reputation as the “Harlem of the South” in LaVilla's heyday.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown’s historic Sweet Pete’s building at 400 N. Hogan St. is for sale.

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.

Outgoing Jacksonville Councilwoman Boyer 1 of 3 Finalists For DIA Chief

May 6, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority narrowed its search for a new CEO to three finalists, including City Council member Lori Boyer, and is scheduled to interview the candidates in a public meeting May 15.

With Just 30 Days To Vacate, Landing Tenants Try To Figure Out What's Next

May 3, 2019
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Hours after the city took control of The Jacksonville Landing on Wednesday, tenants of the struggling 1980s era landmark were given 30-day notices to vacate, fast-tracking Mayor Lenny Curry’s plan to demolish and redevelop the property.

Provided by Doris Goldstein

Demolition is likely imminent for The Jacksonville Landing now that the city has sent lease-termination notices after taking control of the festival marketplace on Wednesday.

Provided by the City of Jacksonville

Story update:  Wednesday the city completed its transaction to buy The Jacksonville Landing from owner Toney Sleiman's company, according to Nikki Kimbleton, the Director of Public Affairs for Mayor Lenny Curry.

Original Story: “To get public input is genuinely unnecessary because we’ve been there and done that.”

That’s how Mayor Lenny Curry’s chief of staff summarizes the call by incoming City Councilman Matt Carlucci and others to explore adaptive reuse and other options before demolishing The Jacksonville Landing.

Jacksonville Daily Record Building Sold For $915,000

Apr 25, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Former Financial News & Daily Record Publisher James F. Bailey Jr. sold the Downtown building the newspaper occupies, more than two years after selling the company to Observer Media Group of Sarasota.

The Jaxson

There are no shortage of ideas of what to do with The Jacksonville Landing, now that the city is buying the waterfront marketplace from longtime owner Toney Sleiman’s company.

Business Brief: Next Steps For Lot J's $500 Million Development Proposal

Apr 25, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan and team President Mark Lamping say they are moving aggressively on their $500 million development proposal for Lot J at TIAA Bank Field in Downtown Jacksonville.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

An apartment community of shipping containers has been designed for the Cathedral District area of Downtown.

DIA Backs Plan To Simplify Downtown Jacksonville Design Standards

Apr 18, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Two pieces of legislation introduced last week by District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer, aimed at simplifying Downtown Jacksonville design standards for developers and altering parking space requirements, have jumped another hurdle.

Old Duval Courthouse, City Hall Annex And Liberty Street Projects Face Delays

Apr 18, 2019
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News January 2019 file photo

A heavy-duty construction zone on the downtown riverfront will be crammed with barricades and temporary fences and bulldozers and cranes on barges for several months longer because of delays in the pace of the work.

Developers Ask City To Scrap Existing Berkman II Development Plan

Apr 12, 2019
Barrington Development

A Mississippi development firm asked the City of Jacksonville on Friday to withdraw a proposed agreement that would have paid them up to $36 million in public incentives to redevelop downtown’s vacant Berkman II property into a hotel and family-oriented resort.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping said team owner Shad Khan is committed to development at Lot J, the TIAA Bank Field parking site that city utility JEA bypassed for its headquarters.