Two-Way Street Conversions

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.

The Hub Brooklyn

A collaboration among Restaurant & Hospitality Investment Group LLC, CD+Urban LLC and Cronk Duch Architecture will construct 11,000 SF of retail, to feature a Southern Grounds & Co., Blueberry Bakery, and new restaurant concept Alder & Oak.

Investment: $7.3 million
Status: In review

Southbank Riverwalk

Bordering the St. Johns River, this boardwalk is usually filled with joggers, tourists, folks sitting on benches, and lovers walking hand-in-hand, all of them watching the riverboats, the shorebirds, and downtown’s skyline reflected in the water. Here you can also find the water taxi dock near Chart House available for kayak launch.

About the Southbank Riverwalk Extension:

Approximately 1,900 feet of new riverfront bulkhead; a top of bank extension of the Southbank Riverwalk (approximately 1,900 linear feet); approximately 1,255 linear feet of new boardwalk; approximately 1,650 linear feet of new overland trail; parks with approximately 820 linear feet of river frontage and related amenities; a new water taxi stop; extensions of existing roadways and new roadways with enhanced sidewalks, enhanced landscaping, bike-lanes and on-street parking; and other facilities

RiversEdge Townhomes

Preston Hollow Capital LLC has contracted with Toll Brothers for 39 town houses as part of the major Southbank development dubbed RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns. The townhomes mark the site’s first confirmed vertical construction.

Learn more about RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns here:

Park Street Road Diet

This project provides modifications to existing roadway infrastructure within the Brooklyn Neighborhood to enhance pedestrian and bicycle connectivity and improve vehicular safety.  Improvements include adding a cycle track (2-way bicycle traffic), on street parking, expanded sidewalk areas, reduced roadway widths for safer pedestrian crossings and the addition of street trees. The design intent for Park Street will provide a more multi-modal street within the urban core linking LaVilla and the Regional Transportation Center with the Five Points and Riverside neighborhoods.  Enhanced pedestrian experiences will also promote economic development along the corridor. This project will connect Park Street to the Emerald Trail Model Project as well as McCoys Creek Greenway.

Mathers Social Gathering

This project includes the Historic Renovation of 120 E Forsyth and adding Mathers Social Gathering as the tenant on the second floor. The first floor will be leased at a future date.

The Renovation effort will invest $4.3M with the aid of the DIA Downtown Preservation and Revitalization Program. The Mathers development on the second floor is a $800,000 investment partially aided by the DIA’s Food and Beverage Retail Enhancement Program.

Liberty Street Marina

Project includes developing a public marina in daylighted basin for approximately 50 boats of varying sizes with designated water taxi landing, fuel dock, pump-out station, and marina office with restrooms/showers.

Lennox on Park

Columbia Ventures is planning a five-story, 342 unit apartment building with 8,338 SF of restaurant and retail space, and 450 parking spaces on a vacant Brooklyn parcel.

Investment: $100 million
Status: In review

Laura Street Trio

SouthEast Development Group is planning the adaptive reuse of three historic buildings for a 143-room Marriott Bonvoy – Autograph Collection Hotel and 29,000 SF of retail to include a high-end “Sophisticated Southern” restaurant, a 4,400 SF bodega, a rooftop bar, plus a parking garage. A second phase will construct 169 apartments and 6,550 SF of retail space.

Investment: $178,865,000
Status: In review

Emerald Trail, Hogans Creek to Riverwalk

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.