Development Updates

Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi

Current Status: Recently Completed
BENTO Riverside goes #backtoblue with its striking blue interior and marks the third BENTO in the Jacksonville area. Enjoy the unique, bold flavors of Pan-Asian food in your home or office. Fresh ingredients and concepts are consistently offered at our multiple locations. This location is nestled in the Riverside neighborhood, which is known for its local art, trendy eateries, and cool bars.

Berkman Plaza II

Current Status: Proposed
This development proposes a new construction on a Downtown riverfront site which will include 249 apartments, 40 townhouses, four penthouses and 50,000 SF of first-floor retail with a proposed grocery store and pharmacy following the demolition of a never-completed tower on the site. Investment: $135 Million

Broadstone River House

Current Status: Recently Completed
Wade into brand-new, pet-friendly, luxurious Jacksonville living at Broadstone River House. The six-story, 264 unit apartment complex offers studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The city skyline, the adjacent stadium, and (of course) the St. Johns river itself comprise your scenic views from our sophisticated home interiors. Walkable restaurants, on-demand fitness courses, a river taxi service, and the support of a well-trained on-site community team – these are the winds at your back, the details that keep your life in motion both down the river and up with equal convenience.

Brooklyn Mixed-Use Development

Current Status:
This proposed mixed-use development is comprised of 341 multi-family units, 428 space integrated parking garage, and 8,394 square feet of retail/restaurant space.

Brooklyn Park

Current Status: Approved
Brooklyn Park is located at the intersection of Jackson Street and Spruce Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood. It is directly across the street from the new Lofts at Brooklyn and adjacent to McCoys Creek. Brooklyn Park improvements will be included as part of the McCoys Creek Greenway project. Future improvements to the park, in tandem with the McCoys Creek restoration, include a kayak launch, pedestrian bridge, trails, and general park amenities. Currently, the park includes amenities such as a basketball court, a baseball field, benches, lighting and trash barrels.

Cathedral Commons

Current Status: In Review
This multi-family development includes 175 apartments across 18 3-story buildings in 5 different architectural styles (contemporary, gable, hip, mid-century, and modern styles).

Coastline Drive & Liberty Street

Current Status: Recently Completed
This project remediated the Liberty St Bridge, the Coastline Drive Bridge, the former county courthouse parking deck and part of the Northbank Riverwalk.

Elena Flats

Current Status: Recently Completed
It’s been inhabited by college students, a future deputy sheriff and businessmen as well as by rooming-house tenants paying $125 a week. They all played a part in the life of Elena Flats, which opened about 1909 with four apartments after the Great Fire of 1901 destroyed much of Downtown. In its 109 years, uses ranged from a boarding house to a 25-unit rooming house to nothing but a vacant, deteriorating building. It came close to demolition for use as a parking lot, but it’s been recently restored to offer four luxury apartments to be rented for about $2,500 a month. Investment: $2.8 Million

Emerald Trail

Current Status: Approved
In Spring 2019, Jacksonville City Council approved Groundwork Jacksonville’s Emerald Trail Master Plan to create a 30-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails that will connect Downtown to 14 historic neighborhoods, 18 schools, two colleges and nearly 30 parks. Phase one is a 1.3-mile “Model Project” to connect the existing S-Line Rail Trail in Springfield to the McCoys Creek Greenway and Park Street. The Emerald Trail network is estimated to cost $31 million, plus land acquisition, and take 10 years to complete.

Emerald Trail Tier 1, Hogan Street Cycle Track

Current Status: Approved
Previously envisioned by the City of Jacksonville within the proposal for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Hogan Street Cycle Track provides a missing connection between the Hogan Creek Greenway trail and the Northbank Riverwalk. The proposed trail begins on the northern end at Hogans Creek and interacts with the Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) campus as a shared-use street. The Hogan Street segment within Downtown will become cycle track along the west side of Hogan Street adjacent to the pedestrian sidewalk. The one-way roadway of Hogan Street will be modified to remove one of the two travel lanes. This proposed roadway modification and cycle track design is proposed from W. State Street south to Bay Street. The suggested design standard of the cycle track is to create a safe and inviting pedestrian and bicycle dominated corridor. The final block from Water Street to the Northbank Riverwalk will have the cycle track and pedestrian area transition into a shared-use side path.