An illustration in the Downtown Investment Authority’s master plan of the Shipyards West area shows the jail and police memorial building sites as the location of a convention center.An illustration in the Downtown Investment Authority’s master plan of the Shipyards West area shows the jail and police memorial building sites as the location of a convention center.

Discussion will begin this week on moving Duval jail

Published on August 14, 2023 at 10:53 am

A new City Council Special Committee will begin meetings Aug. 16 that could result in a plan to move the Duval County jail out of Downtown.

Whether to keep the jail at 500 E. Adams St. and police headquarters at 501 E. Bay St., or move them from the Downtown Northbank to open the property for redevelopment, has been a topic for years.

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Council President Ron Salem said during his June 22 installation that relocating the 30-year-old John E. Goode Pre-Trial Detention Facility — the jail — and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Police Memorial Building from Downtown was one of his priorities. 

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