ByChristopher Hong - The Florida Times-Union•Nov 6, 2019
JEA is not heading toward a financial “death spiral,” and city leaders need to stop the public utility’s “head-long” rush to privatize in order to conduct a thorough and transparent analysis of whether to sell the city’s most valuable asset, according to a letter the Jacksonville Civic Council sent Tuesday to city officials.
“We wanted to build something that’s an experience, not just another activity,” said Jax Rides co-owner Katie Derringer as she launches the fat-tire e-bike tour service in Jacksonville's urban core with her wife, Amy.
JEA’s Oct. 23 deadline to cancel its lease agreement with Ryan Companies US Inc. for a proposed Downtown headquarters is near, but a memo from Managing Director and CEO Aaron Zahn says the utility is continuing to plan for the project.
The Downtown Investment Authority voted Wednesday to partially terminate a lease agreement between Barnett Tower LLC and the city to construct a parking garage at the southwest corner of Main and Forsyth streets.
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Proposed terms for developing the former Duval County Courthouse and City Hall properties released Thursday by the Downtown Investment Authority give detailed requirements on the amount of retail space expected at the site.
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.
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.
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.