Jacksonville Landing

Perkins and Will

Chicago-based design firm Perkins and Will’s proposal for the park that is expected to replace the former site of the Jacksonville Landing won the city’s design contest, officials revealed Thursday.

Perkins and Will

Three teams presented their proposals for the former site of the Jacksonville Landing on Thursday.

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An outdoor ice skating rink might be coming to Downtown Jacksonville’s riverfront this holiday season, if a Downtown nonprofit can make it work.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville has been selected as the host city of the inaugural Street League Skateboarding World Championship this fall.

Will Dickey / Florida Times-Union file photo

Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians that use the Independent Drive ramp to the Main Street Bridge will have to find another route starting Thursday.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Independent Drive ramp to the southbound Main Street Bridge will close permanently April 15 as crews prepare to demolish it, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

3 National Firms Selected In Landing Site Riverfront Park Design Competition

Mar 18, 2021
The site of the former Jacksonville Landing.
Jacksonville Daily Record

City procurement officials selected three national firms March 18 to compete for the contract to design a public riverfront park at the former Jacksonville Landing site.

Boss Of The Sauce BBQ Festival, National Competition Coming To Downtown Jax

Mar 3, 2021
Riverfront Plaza is the former site of the Jacksonville Landing.
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Boss of Sauce BBQ Festival has announced its World Championship qualifying barbecue competition is coming to Downtown Jacksonville. 


It's been quiet at the former Jacksonville Landing site lately. But that’s about to change.

DIA To Select Jacksonville Landing Park Design Competitors by March 18

Feb 8, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

First-phase bids in the city’s public park design competition for the former Jacksonville Landing site will be due March 3. 


The Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority is taking design proposals to develop Riverfront Plaza, the grassy area where the Jacksonville Landing shopping mall complex stood for more than 30 years.

Documents Indicate DIA Wants Final Jacksonville Landing Park Design By August

Nov 25, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

Draft documents from the Downtown Investment Authority show the city plans to spend up to $300,000 to solicit designs for a minimum 4.5-acre riverfront “park/plaza” at the former Jacksonville Landing site.

DIA Wants Landing Site To Start With Park

Nov 19, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Investment Authority wants to secure designs for a minimum 4.5-acre public park at the former Jacksonville Landing site before putting the remaining property on the market for development.

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.