Coastline Drive & Liberty Street

This project remediated the Liberty St Bridge, the Coastline Drive Bridge, the former county courthouse parking deck and part of the Northbank Riverwalk.

The Southerly

This apartment facility will include 185 residential rental units and an elevated, resort-style pool and deck on the third floor overlooking the river and downtown.

DIA incentivized this development under the condition that a new 20’ wide multi-use path be provided that connects to an expanded Riverwalk. Both the Riverwalk and multi-use path are going to be designed and constructed by the Developer for the public benefit.

The Bread & Board Restaurant & Marketplace

The Bread & Board project included the build out of a full-service restaurant and market space, designed for 150 patrons. The new market space, dubbed Bread & Board Provision, offers seasonally focused food and goods sourced from local vendors. Renovations included a 6,760 sq. ft. building with 4,298 sq. ft. for the restaurant and kitchen area, and 2,462 sq. ft. for the market space. A unique feature of the new space – which is relevant to the goals of the FAB-REP regarding the desire for street-front activation – is the creation of an indoor porch environment open to the street via a corner space directly facing the intersection of Bay and Laura Street.

The Bread & Board will offer high-quality options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and will be open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Friday and 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sundays.

This project is a recipient of the DIA’s Food and Beverage Retail Enhancement Program. Learn more about the program here:

Ruby Beach Brewing

Ruby Beach Brewing is a specialty craft brewery that relocated from its Jacksonville Beach location to Downtown Jacksonville, bringing a twenty-four (24) tap rotating lineup of premium, unique microbrews in its tap room. The project included the build out of a commercial microbrewery and brew pub operation with an outdoor beer garden space. The retail/public space comprises a 1,278 sq. ft. taproom, a 440 sq. ft. outdoor patio/beer garden, and 2,557 sq. ft. upstairs meeting space to be finished and used for weddings, family events, corporate events, art showings, pop-up markets and similar events.

Ruby Beach Brewing opened its doors August 6, 2021. Hours of operation include 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday.

This project is a recipient of the DIA’s Food and Beverage Retail Enhancement Program. Learn more about the program here:

Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi

BENTO Riverside goes #backtoblue with its striking blue interior and marks the third BENTO in the Jacksonville area.

Enjoy the unique, bold flavors of Pan-Asian food in your home or office. Fresh ingredients and concepts are consistently offered at our multiple locations.

This location is nestled in the Riverside neighborhood, which is known for its local art, trendy eateries, and cool bars.

VyStar Credit Union Headquarters

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

SoBA Luxury Apartments

Located in the Southbank district, within walking distance from San Marco Square, SoBA is positioned near highly desirable dining, shopping, and entertainment with direct access to Jacksonville’s finest medical institutions, thriving art scene and bustling Central Business District. This new rental apartment facility includes 143 residential rental units offering one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes with open-concept floor plans and sophisticated finishes. Resident amenities feature a vibrant pool with semi-private cabanas, 24-hour fitness club, grand clubroom with co-working spaces; plus, as a pet-friendly community, SoBA offers a self-service dog grooming spa.

Investment: $24 Million

Ashley Street Shipping Container Apartments

The $1.2 million JWB Real Estate Capital project brings 18 multifamily units to the 0.13-acre lot located at 412 E. Ashley St. in the Cathedral District. Rents for the roughly 320-square-foot studio apartments will start at $550.

Each shipping container costs between $60,000 and $70,000.

Riverplace Boulevard Road Diet

Riverplace Boulevard has recently been reconstructed to better support new investment and diverse community needs. The new street eliminates two automobile lanes in favor of enhanced pedestrian amenities, protected bicycle lanes, improved on-street parking and low impact design (LID) stormwater raingardens. The plan also includes enhanced bus transit and service from JTA, and utility enhancements completed with JEA.