Development Updates

Emerald Trail Tier 1, Model Project

Current Status: Under Construction
The first phase of the Emerald Trail is the Model Project, the 1.3-mile connection between the south end of the existing S-Line Rail Link to the intersection of Park Street and Stonewall Street, near the Convention Center. The concept of the model project is to quickly build a portion of the trail that will be highly utilized and will offer the community a tangible example of what the finished Emerald Trail can be. The Model Project broke ground August 2021 and is expected to be complete fall 2022.

Emerald Trail, Artist Walk

Current Status: Approved
This Emerald Trail segment is the Artist Walk linear park space under the Fuller Warren Bridge from the St. Johns River across Riverside Avenue, Park Street, and College Street, ending at Riverside Park.  The Artist Walk will include a public skate park, a multi-use trail connection, parking, pedestrian corridors, landscaping and other park amenities. It will support the Riverside Arts Market, which has been open between the river and Riverside Avenue since 2009, and a much needed public space for the COJ.

Federal Reserve Building Adaptive Reuse

Current Status: Under Construction
The Federal Reserve Building was constructed in 1923, and is a National Historic Landmark Building. The building has been abandoned for approximately 40+ years and will follow NPS guidelines for historic renovations. JWB Real Estate Companies will convert the Federal Reserve building into a mixed-use development including restaurant, business, and banquet space, along with an exterior courtyard for outdoor dining. This historic redevelopment project is a recipient of the DIA's Downtown Preservation and Revitalization Program (DPRP). Learn more about the program here: http://dia.coj.net/DPRP. Investment: $7.6 Million

FIS Headquarters

Current Status: Under Construction
In July 2019, global fin-tech leader, FIS acquired Worldpay, one of the world’s leading global eCommerce and payment technology companies, making FIS a $12 billion company with 55,000 employees. FIS is currently building a new, 12-story, 300,000-square-foot headquarters to support its growth in the Brooklyn District. FIS will consolidate its current headquarters and local offices into the new headquarters and plans to hire an additional 500 employees by 2029, bringing its Jacksonville workforce to approximately 1,800 employees. FIS is currently under construction and expected to be complete summer 2022. Investment: $145 million

Florida Blue Parking Garage

Current Status: Recently Completed
The recently completed Florida Blue parking garage will make parking available to the public after 6 p.m. weeknights and all day on weekends. Furthermore, the new development frees Florida Blue's riverfront surface lot at 323 Riverside Ave. for a new development: FIS Headquarters, which is slated to create 500 additional jobs.

FSCJ: Dormitory at 20West

Current Status: Recently Completed
Set right in the heart of downtown Jacksonville in the historic Lerner Building, FSCJ Student Housing offers a convenient and affordable housing opportunity for our students. Beautifully renovated to maintain the building’s historical character, the 58 apartment-style living spaces are positioned on the second through sixth floors. FSCJ student housing offers the modern, comfortable conveniences of home with a trendy, urban twist. Residents enjoy access to FSCJ’s Downtown Campus, dining and entertainment just steps from their front door.

Fuller Warren Bridge

Current Status: Under Construction
The Fuller Warren Bridge is a prestressed concrete girder bridge that carries Interstate 95 (I-95) across the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. The Florida Department of Transportation is currently constructing a $126 million project to add traffic lanes and add a new shared-use path to the bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists connecting San Marco and Riverside neighborhoods. The 12-foot-wide shared-use path for pedestrians and cyclists will be on the south side of the bridge, separated from traffic by a fence. The railing will have artistic features developed with input from Riverside Avondale Preservation and the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. The bridge is available for using during construction and will have lane closures through the end of construction. The shared-use path is expected to be complete in the summer/fall of 2022.

Furchgott’s Building Adaptive Reuse

Current Status: Approved
This project will be an adaptive reuse of a historic building. The mixed-use development will include 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as ground floor amenity and retail space.

Hart Bridge

Current Status: Under Construction
The Isaiah David Hart Bridge is a truss bridge that spans the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. It carries U.S. Route 1 Alternate and State Road 228. It is named after Isaiah Hart, the founder of Jacksonville. It was designed by Sverdrup & Parcel. The ramp is currently under construction but the bridge is open during construction.

Houston Street Manor

Current Status: Recently Completed
Nestled in the heart of Jacksonville, Florida, Houston Street Manor Apartments is a brand-new, 62+ senior apartment community where you’ll find all the comfort and convenience needed to enjoy your golden years.