The Times-Union Performing Arts Center is home to the Jacksonville Symphony and FSCJ Artist Series. Its generous riverfront lawn is set to be transformed into an interactive node built around the theme of Jacksonville’s rich musical heritage.
The Music Commons boasts a treble clef landscape design and will pay tribute to the artists and composers who drew inspiration from their Jacksonville roots. The space will also include a children’s musical play area, a nightly projection shown on the building’s riverfront façade produced by the D.I.A., and live stream projections on the C.S.X. building with lawn seating.
Nightly activity on the Music Commons is augmented by views of Saint Johns River Park, located across the river, and Downtown’s colorful bridges. On one side shines the electric blue Main Street Bridge and on the other the color-changing Acosta Bridge, with new LED lights recently installed by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority which can be synchronized to complement the nightly light show.
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.
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.
Augustine Development Group plans to renovate this building, originally built in 1927, at 404 North Julia Street and construct a new, eight-story apartment building with an attached eight-story parking deck. Plans call for the renovation of the former bank into the main lobby of the complex to include an additional 36 residential apartments within the historic structure and add a projected 5,769 square-feet of commercial/retail space on the ground floor, including 3,240 square-feet of leasable space projected to be occupied by a fitness center.
The new construction proposes an eight-story residential apartment complex that will provide 103 apartments along with an eight-story parking deck which will provide an estimated 450 parking spaces.
Investment: $52.5 million (renovation and new construction)
After a seven-month process, a tremendous amount of public engagement and three outstanding designs, the Perkins&Will design team was named winner of the Riverfront Plaza (FKA The Landing) Design Competition. The winning design – dubbed One Park Jax – boasts a central lawn, a destination play space, a river terrace, a park pavilion building, a hotel and sky garden, which includes outdoor dining options, a bike and pedestrian connection to the Main Street bridge, and an iconic sculpture situated atop civic stairs that is undeniably unique and authentic to Jacksonville.
Two acres of the Riverfront Plaza space will be reserved for development.
To learn more about the Perkins&Will design, visit: https://dia.coj.net/News/Perkins-Will-Wins-Riverfront-Plaza-(FKA-The-Landin.
Investment: To Be Determined
The Orleck (DD 886) museum ship will feature a US Navy Cold War experience managed and programmed by the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA).
Programming may include general museum visits/tours, scout troops/youth group sleepovers, conventions/reunions, school groups, etc. Project includes a temporary and mobile upland building which will house gift shop, admin offices and restrooms.
This project includes the development of a 325-unit, multi-family property located on the riverfront of Downtown’s Southbank. The development will boast multiple amenities and mixed-use components including two rooftop lounges for residents, a restaurant open to the public and a ship’s store to serve the boat ramp and marina. 20 out of 29 the marina slips will be made available for public transient use, with ten limited to four-hour use and ten made available for 48-hour use. The nine remaining slips will be used at the discretion of marina management, and the option to rebuild additional dockage will remain open.
This project includes the construction of a 4-story, 340 multi-family development near the RiversEdge development on Downtown’s Southbank with an attached 4-level, 425-space parking garage.
The project is designed on 3.4 acres at Adams, Johnson, Lee and Forsyth streets in the historic Downtown neighborhood.
Johnson Commons, LLC has committed to the construction of a for-sale townhome residential community consisting of a minimum of 91 townhomes in Phase 1. All units will be offered as individual for sale product, adding to the diversity of residential options in the community. The Townhome units proposed by Johnson Commons will be three story (approximately 1400 square feet average) each with a one car garage. All 91 townhome units will be developed in single phase.
Phase 2 of the development will consist of a minimum of 10,000 square feet of stand-alone retail or a mixed-use product of multi-family residential and retail that includes a minimum of 10,000 square feet of retail on first floor. Vertical construction on Phase 2 will be commenced within 7 years of closing or property will revert. In the interim, this portion of the site will be developed as green space accessible to the adjacent Emerald Trail and maintained by the Developer. Future retail and or mixed use will face trail.
The Developer to has offered to make cash contribution to be used toward development of Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing park in the amount of $150,000, payable at closing.
In October of 2021, the Jacksonville City Council approved plans for a 176-room Four Seasons hotel with 25 residences, a 157,027 square-foot class A office tower and a City-owned marina. The five-star hotel will include resort amenities such as a spa, pool and meeting spaces.
Plans include a $4 million investment to Metropolitan Park.
Investment $301.2 Million