The developer of the Rise Doro apartment building is “very committed” to rebuilding the structure after it was heavily damaged by fire but is evaluating whether to redesign the project, says the chief executive of the Downtown Investment Authority.
DIA CEO Lori Boyer said she and her staff had met with developer Rise: A Real Estate Company and learned that it was examining whether to rebuild on the site using concrete and steel as opposed to wood framing.
“That really depends on the results of the information they get from the fire marshal and also an evaluation of the market,” Boyer said during an interview Thursday with the Jacksonville Daily Record.
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Lead image: Demolition progresses on the Rise Doro apartments this week after a fire destroyed the structure. | Monty Zickuhr, Jacksonville Daily Record