Downtown Jacksonville

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Chicago Pizza, site of the August 26, 2018, deadly mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing, has been leveled as the overall demolition of the former Downtown festival marketplace continues.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The renovation and rehabilitation of the former Independent Life building received conceptual approval Thursday from the Downtown Development Review Board.

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Although The Jacksonville Landing is being demolished, one decades-old holiday tradition from the riverfront marketplace will live on.

Jax Civic Council Says JEA's Privatization Process Lacks Transparency

Nov 6, 2019
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

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.

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A proposal is on the table to build Jacksonville’s tallest building.

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Downtown Investment Authority CEO Lori Boyer disagrees with some of the comments made over the weekend in London by Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

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“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.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

An agreement has been reached to keep one of Jacksonville’s longest-running traditions going until at least 2023, with an option to extend the terms of the deal to 2025.

JEA Continues To Plan For New Headquarters Despite Possible Sale

Oct 21, 2019
Ryan Companies US Inc. / Via Jacksonville Record

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.

New Vegan Cafe And Bakery To Open In Downtown Jacksonville

Oct 21, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Initially planning to open in August, Downtown vegan cafe and bakery Grenville Kitchen is slated to open by the first week of November.

Business Brief: DIA CEO Wants Master-Planned Development For First Baptist Property

Oct 17, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown Investment Authority CEO Lori Boyer says a master-planned redevelopment could be the best option for First Baptist Church officials as they plan to sell 12.17 acres of its Downtown campus.

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Jacksonville’s Charter Revision Commission will hold a public town hall Thursday, October 17, to ask what changes residents want in their city’s governance.

First Baptist Church Jacksonville

First Baptist Church Jacksonville made headlines last month when the church put about 90% of its downtown properties on the market.

Downtown Investment Authority

Craig Gibbs is the new chairman at Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority (DIA).

Developer Plans To Turn Downtown Jax Office Building Into Apartments, Grocery

Oct 9, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Another Downtown Jacksonville office building is slated for redevelopment.

VyStar Will Build Downtown Parking Garage Near Laura Street Trio

Sep 19, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

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.

Business Brief: Former Downtown Courthouse, City Hall Sites Branded 'The Ford On Bay'

Sep 13, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

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.

Melissa Ross / WJCT News

Event planners take note: That grassy field in Downtown Jacksonville where the old Duval County Courthouse and City Hall Annex used to be is now available for your next big event.

Fencing Goes Up Around Jacksonville Landing In Preparation For Demolition

Aug 8, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

The demolition of The Jacksonville Landing took another step forward Thursday as workers put up fencing around the shopping center.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Thursday released a plan for the development of Lot J, which includes a high-rise apartment building, a boutique hotel, office space and 13,000 parking spaces. 

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The push to develop Lot J next to TIAA Bank Field has taken another step forward.

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A longtime Jacksonville tradition has ended - at least for now.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

VyStar Credit Union plans to take down the SunTrust name this month and put up its signs in August on the 23-story Downtown tower it bought almost a year ago.

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.

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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.

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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.

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