Union Terminal Warehouse

Plans for the $64.3 million project includes a minimum of 228 workforce and market-rate apartments and 36,000 square feet of makerspace and 4,000 sq ft of retail space.

Expected Completion: Summer 2025

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.

RiversEdge Parks & Boardwalk

The RiversEdge development will include more than four acres of public park spaces, including a large central riverfront Park, and will tell the story of Jacksonville’s extraordinary medical facilities through art, exercise, gardens and interactive features. Active water access abounds with a marsh boardwalk and an extension of the Southbank Riverwalk, as well as transient boater slips and a kayak launch site.

Rivers Edge: Life on the St. Johns

Preston Hollow Capital LLC has begun work on this healthy-living-inspired mixed-use project on 30-acres along the riverfront. The development is slated to bring 950 residential units, 147 hotel rooms, 200,000 SF of office space, 134,000 SF of retail, and a 125-slip marina. The project will include more than four acres of public park space and active water access.

The public space will include more than four acres of public park spaces, including a large central riverfront Park, and will tell the story of Jacksonville’s extraordinary medical facilities through art, exercise, gardens and interactive features. Active water access abounds with a marsh boardwalk and an extension of the Southbank Riverwalk, as well as transient boater slips and a kayak launch site.

With scenic views of both the river and the Downtown skyline, this unique setting will be a place that empowers residents and visitors to pursue and achieve wellness in their everyday lives.

Infrastructure currently under construction.
Vertical construction is expected to commence 2023.

Investment: $693 million
Status: Under construction

Riverfront Plaza

After a seven-month process, a tremendous amount of public engagement and three outstanding designs, the Perkins&Will design team was named winner of the Riverfront Plaza (FKA The Landing) design competition.

Phase 1 of Riverfront Plaza is now under construction and includes an elevated destination playground on top of a park pavilion building, a flexible event lawn, as well as bulkhead and riverwalk improvements. The park pavilion building will include a café space, restrooms and storage space to support the park. Phase 1 is slated for late 2025 completion.

Phase 2 of Riverfront Plaza will include a beer garden, rain garden, a bike and pedestrian connection to the Main Street Bridge and an iconic sculpture situated atop civic stairs that is undeniably unique and authentic to Jacksonville. Phase 2 is anticipated to start in early 2025 with an anticipated completion time of early-to-mid 2027.

RISE Doro

Georgia-based Rise Properties LLC is constructing a 247-unit building with first floor retail, rooftop amenities and a 284-space garage and will be the first major multifamily residential property in the Sports & Entertainment district. 

A feature wall will incorporate materials and architectural features that were found on the original Doro building. The former Forsyth Street right-of-way adjacent to the site is expected to create a destination for outdoor social activities including markets, culture, and entertainment all year around.

Investment: $67 million
Status: Under construction

Regions Bank Headquarters

This property was originally constructed in 1909 following the Great Fire of 1901 and is considered one of the most historic properties in downtown Jacksonville for its contribution to the resurgence of the city following the fire, as well as its architecture and continuing structural integrity.

This project includes the use of DIA’s Downtown Preservation and Revitalization Program (DPRP) to bring the property back to more historic standards and other improvements needed to preserve and maintain the integrity of the structure for their continuing operating needs. Improvements begin with window replacement and exterior renovations to better seal the historic structure against weather and elements using techniques approved by the Secretary of the Interior that meet established rehabilitation standards. Future phases will focus on other needs related to Code Compliance requirements to make the property more accessible and functional as part of its growth strategy in the Jacksonville market.

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.

One Riverside Ave

Fuqua Development is constructing phase one of this mixed-use project with 396 apartments and 54,256 SF of retail space to include a Whole Foods and riverfront restaurant space on the 18-acre riverfront site of the former Florida-Times Union.

Investment: $250 million
Status: Under construction

Northbank Riverwalk

Walk along the Northbank Riverwalk for an amazing view of the St. John’s River. Many city events take place here including the Light Boat Parade, New Year’s Eye Fireworks and many races.

The Northbank Riverwalk is undergoing repairs including: bulkhead repairs, wayfinding signage and the addition of a performing arts activation node.