Jacksonville Landing

Main St. Bridge Ramp Next To Landing Site To Be Demolished In 2021

Sep 8, 2020
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

When bulldozers knocked down the Jacksonville Landing, the nearby on-ramp to the Main Street bridge gave motorists, joggers, walkers and cyclists an up-close view of the demolition as they passed by it on daily commutes and workouts.

Crews have been laying grass this week at the site of the now-demolished Jacksonville Landing.

What a difference a few months make.

Crews are laying grass at The Jacksonville Landing site this week as they finish the festival marketplace’s demolition.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT NEWS

City spokesman James Croft said May 11 that the sodded Jacksonvlle Landing site Downtown will be available for events before it is redeveloped.

This photo of the mostly-demolished Jacksonville Landing, as seen from the courtyard, was taken Sunday, Jan. 5.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Demolition on the last structure left standing at The Jacksonville Landing is scheduled to begin this week.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s Downtown waterfront will look very different in 2020 with a host of projects underway that will significantly change the view.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

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.

Michael Rivera / Wikimedia Commons

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

Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Landing is cleared for demolition.

Business Brief: Mayor Seeks $2.25 Million For Jacksonville Landing Architecture, Site Work

Aug 9, 2019
Provided by Doris Goldstein

Mayor Lenny Curry is asking the City Council to approve $2.25 million in initial funding for redevelopment of The Jacksonville Landing as part of his proposed 2019-20 Capital Improvement Plan.

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.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

The nonprofit art center that had a gallery at the Jacksonville Landing now has new digs.

Demolition Fencing Will Go Up In Early August At Jacksonville Landing

Jul 25, 2019
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Demolition of The Jacksonville Landing will be set in motion August 2 and fencing is scheduled to be put up the week of August 5.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The last original tenant at The Jacksonville Landing has closed.

Fights Break Out At 'Last Party' At Maverick's Live In The Landing

Jun 3, 2019

A viral video being shared on social media shows fights breaking out Saturday night at Maverick's Live inside the Jacksonville Landing. 

Business Brief: City Makes New Offer To Jacksonville Landing Tenants

May 31, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

The deadline for short-term leaseholders to vacate The Jacksonville Landing was at 5 p.m. Friday, but in the waning hours tenant were weighing a new offer from the city in lieu of relocation assistance.

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.

Provided by Hans Straugh

As the future of The Jacksonville Landing is debated, Hans Strauch has a unique perspective. 

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.

Councilman-Elect Carlucci Calls For Community Brainstorming On Jacksonville Landing's Future

Apr 18, 2019
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

City Council member-elect Matt Carlucci is making a pitch for the city to use a charrette-style workshop for residents to brainstorm ideas about the future use of the Jacksonville Landing, saying interest is high in what comes next and there should be upfront buy-in from the public.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

It appears “business as usual” will be winding down quickly at The Jacksonville Landing following Tuesday’s City Council approval to buy out the current ownership.

City Council Approves Jacksonville Landing Buyout Deal

Mar 27, 2019
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville City Council members approved legislation Tuesday night giving the city full possession of The Jacksonville Landing, ending a two-year legal fight over the future of the Downtown riverfront marketplace and setting it up for potential demolition.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Slow down.

That’s the message of more than 1,000 people who have signed a petition urging the City Council to not rush to demolish The Jacksonville Landing.

Jacksonville Landing Could Be Demolished By September

Mar 21, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Pending City Council approval Tuesday, The Jacksonville Landing could be demolished by September.

City Buy-Out Of Jacksonville Landing Passes First Council Vote Test

Mar 19, 2019
Florida Times-Union

A $15 million city buyout of The Jacksonville Landing’s owner cleared its first stop Monday at City Council in a 6-1 vote for an agreement that supporters say gives the city a chance to retake control of the riverfront land and replace the Landing with a new kind of development for the next generation.

Mayor's Jacksonville Landing Deal Gets Mixed Reaction From Council Members

Feb 22, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville City Council members offered mixed reactions Thursday to an $18 million plan that could see the city of Jacksonville gaining control of the Jacksonville Landing and demolishing it.

Mayor Lenny Curry's Twitter account

Jacksonville Landing owner Toney Sleiman and Mayor Lenny Curry both flashed thumbs-up on Wednesday, announcing they’ve reach an agreement after years of butting heads that could result in demolishing part or all of the Jacksonville Landing.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT NEWS

Another restaurant at the Jacksonville Landing has closed.

Chicago Pizza at the Jacksonville Landing.
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Chicago Pizza at the Jacksonville Landing is trying to reopen its video game bar, closed since a deadly shooting there last August, as another restaurant at the shopping center closes its doors.