Development Updates

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.

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 LaVilla Link

Current Status: Under Construction
The Emerald Trail will create a 30-mile network of bike-ped trails to connect Downtown to 14 historic neighborhoods, 18 schools, two colleges and nearly 30 parks. Groundwork Jacksonville will soon open the LaVilla Link, which connects the S-Line Rail Trail in Springfield to the Prime Osborn Convention Center via 1.3 miles of walking and biking lanes, additional lighting and overlooks with shade and railings. The LaVilla Link is the first of nine Emerald Trail projects that are expected to be completed over the course of the next decade. Expected completion: Spring 2024

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: Under Construction
Helping provide a critical connection between the Northbank and Southbank Riverwalks, this linear park space under the Fuller Warren Bridge includes a skateable space, multi-use trail connection, parking, paved plaza for market space and artist displays, pedestrian corridors, landscaping and other park amenities. The space will support the Riverside Arts Market, which has been open along the banks of the St. Johns River on Riverside Avenue since 2009 and will provide a much-needed public space connecting historic Riverside and Downtown’s Brooklyn neighborhood. 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.

EverBank Stadium

Current Status: Under Construction
The Jaguars’ home stadium has undergone significant changes and upgrades in its 22-year history. But as many new buildings and designs have come on line around the NFL, Jacksonville is still able to boast one of the most fan-friendly and technologically-advanced stadiums in the league. The Cool Zone is a shaded outdoor space and puts your event in the middle of all the action! The Cool Zone lives just between the general bowl of EverBank Stadium and the new Daily's Place amphitheater. Newly renovated in 2017, this covered, outdoor area has built-in concessions and video technology. It set's up perfectly for a picnic, corporate gathering, family reunion and many other events. The stadium is planned to undergo wholesale renovations around 2025 and 2026. Booking Information: The team at Bold Events is your one-stop concierge service for planning your world-class event at EverBank Stadium. Whether you’re looking to plan a corporate event, social affair, trade show or community festival, our creative and knowledgeable staff are prepared to assist from start to finish. Let us help you take your idea from vision to reality, using one of a diverse selection of available event spaces. Booking Contact:

Extra Space Storage

Current Status: Recently Completed
Located near the intersection of S Myrtle Ave and Forest St, Extra Space Storage serves Jacksonville residents near Brooklyn, Five Points, Mixon Town, Riverside, Lavilla, Downtown Jacksonville, and more. Locals will recognize our facility near I-95. With a variety of storage units, exceptional security, and climate-controlled storage, Extra Space Storage on S Myrtle Ave is the storage solution you can rely on in Jacksonville near Brooklyn! Storage Units to Fit Your Needs Our S Myrtle Ave storage facility offers units ranging from 5x5 to 10x30 with indoor access, first-floor access, and elevator access. No matter what you plan to store, we have the perfect space for you! With advanced security measures like 24-hour video surveillance and electronic gate access, you can store your valuable items with confidence at our Jacksonville storage facility! Protect sensitive items from Florida's extreme heat and humidity year-round in a climate-controlled unit. With climate control, your storage unit is kept between 55 and 80 degrees at all times. -Extended access hours are standard with 24/7 access available - ask site manager for details -Sturdy moving carts for heavy, bulky items -Multiple entrance gates -Elevators for easy access to upper levels -Se Habla Espanol -Wide-drive aisles to accommodate large moving trucks -Gate access on Sundays

Federal Reserve Building Adaptive Reuse

Current Status: Under Construction
The Federal Reserve Building was constructed in 1923, and is a National Historic Landmark Building. JWB Real Estate Capital has restored the building’s historic facade and the interior to house 7,400 SF of ground level retail and 9,000 SF of high-end event space. This historic redevelopment project is a recipient of the DIA's Downtown Preservation and Revitalization Program (DPRP). Learn more about the program here: Investment: $9.6 million Status: Completed