Downtown Jacksonville

JEA Narrows List of Future Headquarters Sites To 3

Jan 23, 2019
Jaguars / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

JEA’s board of directors will consider three development plans for a new corporate headquarters when it meets Feb. 5.

What To Expect: City Hall Annex Sunday Implosion Q & A

Jan 18, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

The old City Hall Annex Building at 200 E. Bay Street will be imploded on Sunday at 8 a.m. 

Jacksonville Daily Record

More than 50 years after moving from Downtown to Riverside, The Florida Times-Union is prepping to return to the urban core.

Business Brief: JEA Receives 6 Bids To Build Utility's Next Headquarters

Jan 9, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

JEA received six submissions from development groups that want to build the public utility’s next headquarters.

VyStar's Downtown Jacksonville Signs Move Closer To Approval

Jan 4, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Development Review Board is scheduled to consider final approval next week for a special sign exception for VyStar Tower.

Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Almost 11 years after buying the building, Michael Munz and Jim Dalton are developing what they call the “Sidebar” in space vacated by Subway inside the Dalton Agency Building Downtown.

Ryan Ketterman / Visit Jacksonville

Changes are ahead for the look and feel of downtown Jacksonville if city leaders go along with proposed legislation being formulated by one council member.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The teams facing off in this year’s TaxSlayer Gator Bowl aren’t wasting any time. They’re already starting to arrive in town to start practicing for the 74th annual bowl game in Jacksonville.

Plans To Bring USS Adams To Jacksonville End With Word The Ship Will Be Scrapped

Dec 26, 2018

The U.S. Navy will not donate the USS Charles F. Adams to the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association, the group said Friday.

Larger Version Of Planned Downtown Jacksonville Garage Wins DDRB Approval

Dec 18, 2018
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Development Review Board approved changes to a parking garage proposed for the corner of Laura and Forsyth streets and cleared the way for new apartments near Hemming Park.

Business Brief: DIA Committee Recommends Halting Plans For Bay Street Convention Center

Dec 7, 2018
Jacob's Engineering Group

Following resistance from Mayor Lenny Curry in November, the Downtown Investment Authority is expected to halt plans to build a new convention center on East Bay Street.

The Jaxson

Buildings that interact with the pedestrian at street level, inside and out, are a key ingredient for any retail friendly downtown.

Dan Walden / Wikimedia Commons

Imagine walking on sidewalks that generate electricity from the sun to power street lights or charge up parked electric vehicles.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan's Kismet made its way down the St. Johns River into downtown Jacksonville Thursday, passing by Metropolitan Park and the WJCT Studios around 12:50 p.m.

Jacksonville Takes Next Step To Remove Hart Bridge Ramps

Nov 15, 2018
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The city of Jacksonville will seek contractors in January to dismantle the elevated highway ramps that connect the Hart Bridge to Downtown. 

Mayor Curry Questions Downtown Jacksonville Convention Center Costs, Timing

Nov 15, 2018
Jacobs Engineering Group / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Mayor Lenny Curry says in a letter that he is concerned about the timing and financial requirements of a new Downtown convention center.

The Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Landing food court has been closed.

Vagabond Coffee, Duval Mercantile Open In Downtown Jacksonville

Nov 8, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown Jacksonville’s business community is gaining a few new neighbors with coffee and retail options.

The Jacksonville Daily Record

Sweet Pete's candy shop and the new MLG restaurant could open in two weeks at the historic 400 N. Hogan St. building Downtown.

Jacksonville Landing Receives Last-Minute Permit For Fla.-Ga. Events

Oct 25, 2018
Florida Times-Union file

The show will go on at The Jacksonville Landing during Florida-Georgia weekend.

Downtown Jacksonville's Review Board Approves Hotel And Apartment Projects

Oct 19, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Development Review Board approved two projects Thursday that will bring more hotel rooms and apartments to 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.

Visit Jacksonville

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.