Development Updates

Decca Live

Current Status: Under Construction
This project includes the redevelopment of a historic two-story building located in Downtown's City Center. Upon completion, the space will operate as a live music entertainment venue dubbed Decca Live and will include a rooftop bar.

Dedalus Wine Bar

Current Status: In Review
The proposed development involves renovating the former Liddy’s Machine Shop (approximately 10,000 square feet) to be occupied by a wine retail, cheese/charcuterie market, and wine bar (approximately 7,000 square feet). The remaining 3,000 square feet will be divided into two (2) compatible tenant spaces. The exterior areas will be redeveloped for outdoor dining, lawn space, and accessory parking.

Duval County Courthouse Lawn Art

Current Status: Approved
“These Truths, Voice of Jacksonville”, designed by sculptor Cliff Garten, will feature two flowing ribbons of stainless steel to frame the entrance to our Courthouse. Those ribbons will also have writings from the foundational texts of our democracy and five local poets and authors engraved on its surface. These words will be illuminated at night, telling our story as a community, and our continued push toward justice and equality. Through the addition of this monumental public art installation, the three-acre lawn of the Courthouse will be transformed into an active urban park reflective of the values of our community.

Elena Flats

Current Status: Recently Completed
Historic Flats in the heart of the downtown Cathedral District A vibrant neighborhood with a variety of restaurants and businesses and downtown employers. A residential setting surrounded by beautiful and historic Cathedrals and Churches. Walk to parks and the St. Johns River. Just a few minutes’ drive to urban core neighborhoods including Historic Springfield, Five Points, Riverside and San Marco. 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. Contact for leasing information at 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 Model Mile

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. Expected completion: Fall 2023

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.

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. Investment: $8.8 Million

Emerald Trail, Hogans Creek Restoration

Current Status: Approved
This project includes improving flooding and water quality, creating habitat for fish and wildlife, increasing resiliency, providing access and recreational amenities, and connecting neighborhoods with the Hogans Creek and the overall Emerald Trail.

Emerald Trail, Hogans Creek to Riverwalk

Current Status: Approved
East of Main Street, this segment will extend the Hogans Creek Greenway along the creek corridor to the south of Duval Street where the segment will create a loop connection on the east side of downtown with the Northbank Riverwalk and the TIAA Bank Field, Veterans Memorial Arena, and Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville sports venues.