Downtown Jacksonville

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Construction is well underway for new a 60-foot-6-inch tall digital marquee next to Daily’s Place amphitheater along Gator Bowl Boulevard.

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The Double-A Jumbo Shrimp baseball team has approved a long-term lease extension with the city that is expected to keep the team at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville through at least the 2033 season.

Foreground: Jessie Ball duPont Fund / Background: Jessica Palumbo, WJCT News

One of Jacksonville’s best known nonprofits will soon have a new leader.

Mayor's Chief Of Staff Named Interim CEO of Jacksonville's Downtown Investment Authority

Sep 20, 2018

The Downtown Investment Authority board turned Wednesday to Mayor Lenny Curry’s chief of staff Brian Hughes to serve as interim CEO for the Downtown Investment Authority.

DIA Approves Many Millions For Jacksonville Redevelopment Projects

Sep 20, 2018

The Downtown Investment Authority reviewed $56 million in city-backed financial incentives, loans and grants at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

Barrington Development

Renderings for a downtown Jacksonville resort at the site of the never-completed Berkman II have been released.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville is the site of the city’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration this weekend.

New Downtown Jacksonville Convention Center Could Cost City Up To $1.2 Billion

Sep 12, 2018
Via The Florida Times-Union

Development teams vying to build a new convention center complex in downtown Jacksonville rolled out their plans Tuesday and attached some big price tags for what the city’s financial obligation would be to make those concepts a reality.

Business Brief: Details Revealed For Competing Jacksonville Convention Center Plans

Sep 7, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

As crews continue to prep the old City Hall Annex and Duval County Courthouse buildings for demolition, plans are coming to light.


The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails at Sweet Pete’s Candy in downtown Jacksonville at Hemming Park has permanently closed.

Hundreds Come Together To Pray At Jacksonville Landing Vigil

Aug 30, 2018

Hundreds gathered Wednesday evening in the center of the Jacksonville Landing to sing hymns and hear powerful prayers at for vigil reflecting on those slain and wounded in a mass shooting at the downtown mall three days ago.

Sweet Pete’s and the Candy Apple Café temporarily closed

Aug 29, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

Sweet Pete’s and the Candy Apple Café temporarily closed Downtown as the 115-year-old building the business occupies is being repaired.

Business Brief: Arts And Cultural District Proposed For Downtown Jacksonville

Aug 23, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

A vacant Downtown lot near the Duval County Courthouse could soon bloom into an arts and cultural district.

Hyatt Place Hotel Proposed Across From Jacksonville Landing

Aug 20, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Development Review Board will review a pair of hotel projects at its monthly meeting Thursday.

Atkins Wants More Urban Core Development, Including Proposal For JEA Headquarters

Aug 10, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

If you’ve been Downtown recently, it’s hard not to notice the construction along North Laura Street as crews continue to restore the historic Barnett National Bank Building.