Thriving downtowns are the heartbeat of every major city around the world, and Jacksonville should be no different. Over the years, the momentum to (re)develop Jacksonville has had many starts and stops. Right now, Jacksonville is on the doorstep of a major change and Build Up Downtown was created to help facilitate that change.
We serve as a privately funded, nonprofit resource and supporter of the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) and Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) to reinforce Downtown as the City’s unique epicenter for business, history, culture, education and entertainment.
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The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) was created to revitalize Jacksonville’s urban core by utilizing Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) resources and is guided by a nine-member board of directors. The DIA seeks to attract investment, facilitate job creation and increase residential density through capital investments, planning, marketing and public-private partnerships including the provision of incentives for the general community and Downtown stakeholders.
View upcoming meetings, meeting minutes, and meeting transcripts for both the Downtown Investment Authority and Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB).
The Downtown Investment Authority Board of Directors meets once a month ~ pretty interesting discussions if you like that sort of thing, which, of course, we do! Read the CEO Reports for the highlights.
Downtown Vision is made up of place managers, connectors, strategists and activators for Downtown Jacksonville. They are dedicated to improving the heart of our city because a better Downtown means a better Northeast Florida. Founded in 2000, they are the Business Improvement District (BID) for Downtown Jacksonville. As a not-for-profit organization, they are funded mainly by Downtown’s commercial property owners through a self-assessment.
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