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.
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.
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.
ByDavid Bauerlein - The Florida Times-Union•Sep 8, 2020
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.
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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.
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.
ByDavid Baulerlein - The Florida Times-Union•Apr 18, 2019
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.