Home2Suites by Hilton

Home2 Suites hotel by Hilton is under construction at 600 Park Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Located on a .86-acre parcel, the new six-story, $22 million Home2 Suites will offer 100 rooms, a fitness center, and a street-level restaurant with outdoor dining, landscaping, public art and the redevelopment of an existing parking lot. The project broke ground in October 2022 and is projected to be complete in January 2024.

Hardwicks Bar

Built in 1926, the former location of London Bridge and Burro Bar is undergoing a total renovation which will bring Hardwicks Bar, the first LGBTQIA+ bar to open in Jacksonville in 20 years, according to owner Elias Hionides and operator Tim Hoal.

This $600,000 investment is aided by DIA’s Food and Beverage Retail Enhancement Program. The name is inspired by Jacksonville architect Taylor Hardwick, who designed the Haydon Burns Library, now the Jessie Ball duPont Center, across Ocean Street.

Fincantieri North Florida Shipyards

Fincantieri Group, who employs 19,000 people worldwide, plans to invest $30M and ramp up employment to 300 jobs in Jacksonville by 2028.

The majority of the investment will be a 500-foot drydock arriving in 2023 that can lift a 13,000-ton vessel out of the water compared to the 2,700-ton capacity in place now at the site

Union Terminal Warehouse

Plans for the $57.1 million project include a minimum of 220 workforce and market-rate apartments and 38,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.

Miller Electric Sports Performance Center

The $120 million Miller Electric Center is a 125,000 square-foot facility that will become the focal point of the team’s football operations. The football staff, locker rooms, medical and training facilities, two full-size grass practice fields and an indoor field highlight the design. A team store, concession zones and a shaded viewing area for fans will also be there.

St John’s River Park and Friendship Fountain

The Southbank’s Friendship Fountain, designed by visionary architect Taylor Hardwick, opened in 1965 and soon became a photogenic spot for visitors and an iconic landmark for Jacksonville.

It’s changed greatly, though, and the park around it has been whittled down over the years until it’s less than half its original size. It was even put on the Jacksonville Historical Society’s annual list of the most endangered buildings and places in the city, until the fountain was renovated in 2011.

It’s now undergoing another big renovation — something that boosters hope will make it a key part of a network of downtown riverfront attractions designed to make the St. Johns River more than something you just drive over.

TIAA Bank Field

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 Field 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.

Booking Information:
The team at Bold Events is your one-stop concierge service for planning your world-class event at TIAA Bank Field. 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: events@jaguars.com

Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower

DPR Construction & Perry-McCall Construction is nearing completion on the seven-story 250,000 square feet critical care tower will serve as the “new front door” to both Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Baptist Medical Center and offer 75 new neonatal intensive care beds and 26 pediatric intensive care beds.

Investment: $187 Million

VyStar Parking Garage

Located on the south side of West Forsyth Street between Main and Laura streets, the VyStar Parking Garage will provide parking for the 1,000 employees VyStar Credit Union relocated to its headquarters campus Downtown, the nearby Barnett and Laura Street Trio projects and the general public. The seven-story, 280,804 square-foot parking garage will provide 807 parking spaces as well as 13,169 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Designed by Dasher Hurst Architects, the project will be built by Danis Construction.

Investment: $22 Million

USS Orleck

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.