The city has issued a permit for Avant Construction Group to renovate the Pratt Funeral Home on the edge of LaVilla into an Airbnb and a restaurant.
Avant will convert the 9,482-square-foot space at 525 W Beaver St. at a cost of almost $2.1 million. The building will have 13 apartments and a small plate restaurant and wine bar.
The Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission voted Oct. 25 to recommend to the National Park Service that the 108-year-old former funeral home and casket factory be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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