Development Updates

The Southerly

Current Status: Recently Completed
SOUTHERLY AT SOUTHBANK offers timeless and upscale product with spacious and bright 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes.Our eight-story exterior features clean lines, giving it a sophisticated, formal and iconic feel. This property offers premium homes with balconies with beautiful views of downtown Jacksonville and the Saint Johns River.

Two-Way Street Conversions

Current Status: Approved
In 2015, the City of Jacksonville adopted a revised Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) plan for the Northbank of Downtown, which includes a specific project for the reintroduction of two-way street systems within the Northbank. Subsequent Mobility Plan Updates and other transportation projects have consistently carried forward this directive and funds have been set aside within the CRA to begin implementation. The return to two way streets and resulting slower speeds are shown to stimulate economic growth and increase property values; facilitate more efficient use of on-street parking and ride share; enhance retail visibility and promote retail occupancy rates and success; improve walkability and increase pedestrian safety and pedestrian activity on the sidewalk; and increase residential demand and perceived quality of life for residents. Forsyth Street and Adams Street are both identified as streets prioritized within the CRA Plan for two-way conversion. Segments of both streets lie within DIA's targeted dining districts and their conversion to two-way streets complements other public and private redevelopment efforts. The design phase of this project is underway.

U2C/Bay Street Innovation Corridor

Current Status: Proposed
This collaboration with the City, North Florida TPO, JEA and JAX Chamber will create a national model for the deployment of autonomous vehicles. The existing Skyway will be converted and smart technologies such as dynamic signals, connected intersections, integrated data exchange, pedestrian sensors, flood warning sensors and power consumption reduction will be installed.

Union Terminal Warehouse

Current Status: Under Construction
Plans for the $64.3 million project includes a minimum of 228 workforce and market-rate apartments and 36,000 square feet of makerspace and 4,000 sq ft of retail space. Expected Completion: Summer 2025

USS Orleck

Current Status: Under Construction
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.

Vista Brooklyn

Current Status: Recently Completed
Opened June 2021, this 308-unit apartment building features a rooftop pool and beer garden. Monthly rents range from $1,340 to $3,790. The building includes 13,000 SF of ground-level retail and 450-space parking garage.

VyStar Credit Union Headquarters

Current Status: Recently Completed
Jacksonville’s largest credit union relocated its headquarters and 1,000 employees Downtown in 2019. VyStar Credit Union purchased the 23-story high-rise at 76 S. Laura Street and adjacent garage for $59 million in July 2018 and purchased the neighboring seven-story 100 W. Bay Building for $5 million in February 2019. The credit union infused more than $15 million in renovations into 100 W. Bay, with retailers Bread & Board Provisions and Peterbrooke Chocolatier located on the first floor. In addition, the credit union worked with Art Republic to install public art throughout its parking garage and plans to create pop-up experiences in its alleyway. Vystar was also the successful bidder to acquire a City parcel located at the corner of Forsyth and Main and on which the company plans to build a parking garage with associated retail. Investment: $100+ million

VyStar Parking Garage

Current Status: Recently Completed
Danis built an 807-space parking garage adjacent to the VyStar campus with 13,169 SF of ground-floor office and retail space, including the new Jacksonville Children’s Chorus headquarters and announced Pour Tap Room. Designed by Dasher Hurst Architects, the project was built by Danis Construction. Investment: $22 million Status: Completed

Waypoint Liquors & Pub

Current Status: In Review
Waypoint Liquors & Pub will occupy 4,800 square feet on the first floor of 333 E. Bay Street and serve as a pub space and package store. The pub and package store will have separate entrances which allows the package store to operate hours that are independent of the pub operations. Waypoint Pub plans to operate Monday through Sunday: 6 PM to 2 AM. Waypoint Liquors plans to be open: Monday through Thursday: 11 AM to 11 PM Friday and Saturday: 10 AM to 2 AM Sunday: 2 PM to 9 PM

Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower

Current Status: Recently Completed
DPR Construction & Perry-McCall Construction completed the seven-story 250,000 square feet critical care tower that serves as the "new front door" to both Wolfson Children's Hospital and Baptist Medical Center and offers 75 new neonatal intensive care beds and 26 pediatric intensive care beds. Investment: $187 million Status: Completed