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J Magazine Fall 2017

The magazine of the rebirth of Jacksonville's downtown


BROOKLYN PARK CHELSEA PARK BROOKLYN J MAGAZINE’S PROGRESS REPORT HOUSTON FORSYTH ADAMS PRIME OSBORN CONVENTION CENTER OAK JACKSON DUVAL MONROE MAGNOLIA MAY RIVERSIDE AVE. MADISON Monroe Lofts A 108–unit project, approved by the Downtown Development Review Board. STATUS: Closing documents for the financing of the project have just begun to be circulated among the parties. The project remains on schedule, with construction in early 2018. JEFFERSON LAVILLA BAY WATER BROAD CLAY Lofts at LaVilla This complex will feature studio, one, two FLORIDA and three bedroom units TIMES-UNION directly in front of Prime Osborn Convention Center. STATUS: Construction continues as planned and the project remains on schedule for a fall opening. PEARL JULIA ACOSTA BRIDGE Houston Street Manor A seven-story, 72-unit senior housing development at Houston and Jefferson on the edge of LaVilla catty-corner from the Courthouse. STATUS: Under construction, to be completed by December. HEMMING PARK HOGAN LAURA Laura Street Trio and Barnett Bank Building Renovation of the iconic buildings into residences, offices, a hotel and commercial/retail uses. Mayor Lenny JACKSONVILLE Curry and the Downtown Investment TIMES-UNION LANDING Authority CENTER approved the $79 million project, with $9.8 million from the city. STATUS: Redevelopment agreements have been signed, and due diligence on the future garage at Forsyth and Main is set to begin. BEAVER ASHLEY CHURCH MAIN MAIN STREET BRIDGE FRIENDSHIP FOUNTAIN OCEAN FOREST OAK MAY UNITY PLAZA TRANSPORTATION CENTER The $57 million multi-modal hub, in LaVilla across from Prime Osborn, will centralize local, regional and intercity transportation, including local bus, Skyway, regional bus and intercity bus and passenger rail service. STATUS: Under construction. Completion expected by the end of 2019. Watch a live feed of construction on JTA’s website at Vista Brooklyn A 10-story apartment tower with about 300 units, is planned as the next addition to the growing Brooklyn neighborhood on Riverside Avenue. STATUS: The DIA approved a $9 million grant to assist in the development of the approximately $63 million project. PRUDENTIAL DR. RIVERPLACE SAN MARCO BLVD. MARY RIVERSIDE N RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET Burlock & Barrel Distillery The whiskey distillery and tasting room near Unity Plaza has its state and federal licenses. STATUS: Final Downtown Development Review Board approval pending. FULLER WARREN BRIDGE

NEWMAN SPRINGFIELD FSCJ student housing The project will have 20 apartments for 58 students, and a café named 20 West, part of the school’s culinary program. STATUS: Building renovations are underway. The café should open in the fall and the housing sometime in 2018. MARKET LIBERTY WASHINGTON CATHERINE Cowford Chop House With $10 million of restoration going into the former Bostwick Building, this upscale restaurant across from the Main Street Bridge will feature a rooftop lounge. STATUS: Restoration is almost complete, and the opening is set for early October. PALMETTO MEMORIAL ARENA ARLINGTON EXPRESSWAY A. PHILIP RANDOLPH BASEBALL GROUNDS Jaguars’ indoor practice field The 94,000-square-foot facility is part of the $90-million EverBank Field project that included the Daily’s Place amphitheater, which opened in May. STATUS: Open! GEORGIA ADAMS FRANKLIN EVERBANK FIELD BAY The Doro District Plans include a restaurant, bar and bowling and possibly a hotel or multifamily residential. STATUS: Approved by the Downtown Development Review Board and the DIA. SPORTS COMPLEX GATOR BOWL BLVD. DAILY’S PLACE METROPOLITAN PARK FLAGLER NORTHBANK KIPP Old courthouse and city hall Mayor Lenny Curry proposed $8 million in his budget for next year to raze the buildings to make them available for development. STATUS: Pending in City Council Broadstone River House This five- to-sixstory structure will have 260 to 300 apartments, with a parking structure. STATUS: Construction continues on schedule. SOUTHBANK BROADCAST The Shipyards Shad Khan’s plan for mixed-use redevelopment of the old Shipyards and Metropolitan Park. Approved by the DIA. STATUS: Negotiations on details are ongoing. The DIA approved a site-access agreement for Khan’s Iguana Investments to begin environmental assessment of the Metropolitan Park (including the Kidz Campus site). S T . J O H N S R I V E R The District Peter Rummell’s community concept will have up to 1,170 residences, 200 hotel rooms, 285,500 square feet of commercial/retail and 200,000 square feet of office space, with a marina. STATUS: The redevelopment agreement is being negotiated among the developers, the Downtown Investment Authority, the city and JEA. MONTANA HENDRICKS KINGS ONYX LOUISA The San Marco apartments This $25 million development will have 143 units of workforce housing with a few studios but the rest oneand two-bedroom apartments. STATUS: The DIA approved development rights and a $2.5 million grant in August. Next: the Downtown Development Review Board. SAN MARCO DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE A J MAGAZINE REPORT FALL 2017 | J MAGAZINE 15