River City Brewing Co.’s Last Day Is July 18

Jul 16, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

After nearly 27 years on the Downtown Southbank, the last day of business for River City Brewing Co. is July 18.

Jax City Council Approves $99M RD River City Apartments, College Park Rezoning

Jun 9, 2021
This rendering illustrates the RD River City Brewery apartments planned to replace River City Brewing Co. on the Southbank.
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville City Council has advanced two private mixed-use, multifamily developments on the Downtown Southbank and near the Arlington Expressway. 

RiversEdge Breaks Ground On Jacksonville's Southbank

May 26, 2021
An artist's rendering of RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns, which is the new name for The District project.
Jacksonville Daily Record

Preston Hollow Capital LLC is rebranding its 32-acre Downtown Southbank development, previously called The District, to “RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns” and has contracted with Toll Brothers for 39 town houses — the site’s first confirmed vertical construction.

Northcore/NoCo logos
Downtown Investment Authority

Can you picture this? You and a friend are deciding where to meet for lunch near Downtown Jacksonville, and she says, “Hmm, how about somewhere in SoBa?”

SoBa, as in the Southbank. It’s one of the rebranding options on the table as the public Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority works with a consultant “to attract more residents and visitors to live, work and play in these areas.” A survey about the new branding is part of an update to the DIA’s Business Investment and Development Plan.

Renderings For New RD River City Brewery Restaurant Released

May 7, 2021
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Related Group has submitted designs to the city for the restaurant it agreed to build as part of its $99.16 million apartment community on the Downtown Jacksonville Southbank. 


Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History is hosting a couple of evening events this month it refers to as “mini comic cons.”

May 25 Groundbreaking Announced For The District On Southbank

May 5, 2021
Future land use map for The District.
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

After seven years of planning and delays, dirt is moving at The District site on the Downtown Southbank.

Officials Say RD River City Apartment Design Moving In 'Right Direction'

Mar 24, 2021
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown Development Review Board members said March 23 the latest design for Miami-based Related Group’s RD River City Brewery apartments is “moving in the right direction” and granted conceptual approval.

$15.69M City Incentives Deal Advanced For RD River Brewery City Apartments

Mar 23, 2021
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Mayor’s Budget Review Committee agreed March 22 to send City Council a $15.69 million incentives package for a Miami-based developer’s plan to replace the River City Brewing Co. restaurant on the Downtown Southbank with apartments.

Term Sheet Approved For $92M River City Brewing Product; MOSH Building Now Part Of Negotiations

Nov 19, 2020

The Downtown Investment Authority Board approved a term sheet Nov. 18 with Related Group for its proposed $92.34 million apartment development on the River City Brewing Co. site on the Downtown Southbank.

Related Group Proposes $92 Million Development At River City Brewing Site

Oct 5, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Miami-based Related Group is the company behind a proposal to demolish and redevelop the River City Brewing Co. restaurant on the Downtown Southbank.

Preston Hollow Capital Taking Control Of The District Project

Sep 8, 2020
Artist's rendering of The District.
The District / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Dallas-based Preston Hollow Capital LLC is assuming control of The District, the $600 million, mixed-use project on the Downtown Southbank. 

The Museum of Science & History
Via Wikimedia Commons

Jacksonville's Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is closer to achieving its goal of raising $20 million in community support for expanding and modernizing the museum.

A Marriot Hotel Is Coming To Downtown Jacksonville's Southbank

May 6, 2020
The Facebook announcement for "The Southbank Hotel at Jacksonville Riverwalk" is pictured.
Marriott/Facebook / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Lexington Hotel & Conference Center on the Downtown Jacksonville Southbank will be rebranded as a Marriott.

ShareMD Pays $67 Million For Southbank Tower Anchored By One Call, Baptist Health

Feb 21, 2020

Atlanta-based ShareMD, a medical office building owner and operator paid $67 million for Eight Forty One, the Southbank office tower anchored by One Call and Baptist Health.

Business Brief: DIA Gives The District Developers 90-Day Financing Extension

Jan 24, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Investment Authority is giving developers of The District on Downtown’s Southbank a 90-day extension to obtain financing.

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.

City of Jacksonville

A $6 million renovation and improvement project is expected to get underway in the spring that will bring state-of-the-art water and sound shows to Friendship Fountain and its surrounding Southbank park.


Jacksonville's Museum of Science and History announced an $80 million plan on Friday to renovate and expand its Southbank campus next to Friendship Park.

Smaller Plan For Southbank Apartments Unveiled

Oct 17, 2018
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Developers are advancing a scaled-down version of an apartment building planned for the Southbank in downtown Jacksonville one year after a neighboring property owner sued the group over the scale and scope of the project.

Developers Of District Close On $18.6 Million Land Purchase From JEA

Jul 13, 2018
The District

Almost four years after Elements of Jacksonville Inc. submitted the winning proposal to purchase the old Southside Generating Station land, the company finally closed the deal by paying $18.6 million to JEA for the riverfront site that city leaders hope will change the downtown skyline by adding residential, office and hotel high-rises.

Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Catalyst Development Partners announced that it will name its Home Street multifamily project the SoBa Apartments.

Catalyst Development Partners of Atlanta said Tuesday it will break ground in June to build the 147-unit luxury Home Street Apartments, also referred to as the San Marco Apartments, although the name will change.

Provided by The Dalton Agency

The Southbank will be the site for Jacksonville’s first AC Hotel by Marriott.

River Club dining room decorated for a wedding
Gate Hospitality

The University Club on Jacksonville’s Southbank is closing this month after nearly 50 years of offering its members full-service dining with a spectacular skyline view.

Google Earth

Big changes could be coming to the main thoroughfare on Jacksonville’s Southbank. City planners discussed the future of Riverplace Boulevard with the public at a meeting this week.

Street parking on Riverplace Boulevard is sparse, and a lack of pedestrian walkways makes crossing the five lanes of traffic on foot a lot like a game of Frogger.

architect rendering
Peter Rummel

A thousand homes, new restaurants and shops are planned for the Southbank riverfront.

Developer Peter Rummell unveiled his master plan Wednesday for the mixed-use development he’s calling Healthy Town.

He’s building it on the vacant property next to the Duval County School Board building.

Teach For America

Teach For America is holding its national Educators Conference in Jacksonville this Thursday and Friday.

The organization works with communities to put recent college graduates into teaching positions at struggling schools in Duval County and across the country.

The focus of this year’s gathering is on helping students succeed in college and, later, in their chosen careers.

More than 800 Teach For America Educators are attending the conference at the Lexington Hotel on the Southbank.