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The Holon Mover is an autonomous electric vehicle with a top speed of 37 mph. It has seating for up to 15 passengers. | Benteler
2 days ago

City considers $7.7 million for autonomous vehicle plant

New legislation would provide incentives for a manufacturing and assembly plant in Jacksonville.…

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JEA Interim CEO Vickie Cavey. | JEA
May 22, 2024

JEA board approves $560,000 salary for interim CEO

The city reportedly is investigating whether Vickie Cavey’s hiring violated Florida’s Sunshine Law.…

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EverBank Stadium would remain the name of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ stadium through 2027 under a proposed sponsorship extension. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
May 17, 2024

EverBank and Jaguars want to extend naming rights

Pending approval by the city, the name of EverBank Stadium would remain in place through 2027.…

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The Related Group is proposing a 25-story residential tower on the Downtown Southbank.
May 16, 2024

Southbank high-rise approved for $58.79 million in incentives

Jacksonville City Council will consider the incentives after the Downtown Investment Authority recommended them this week.…

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Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park in LaVilla is shown under construction in March 2024. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 16, 2024

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park to open June 27

The park honors the song written in the early 1900s by Jacksonville brothers James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson.…

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A Chick-fil-A is planned along Lady Lake Road west of a Publix-anchored Duval Station Centre. Access to the fast food restaurant would be from the North Creek subdivision to the west and through the Publix parking lot to the east. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 14, 2024

Community meeting set on contested Chick-fil-A

Neighbors oppose a Chick-fil-A planned near the North Creek subdivision in North Jacksonville.…

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A special committee is exploring how to speed up development in Downtown Jacksonville. | Monty Zickuhr, Jacksonville Daily Record
May 14, 2024

Panel begins to explore ways to spark Downtown

A special committe of Jacksonville City Council met for the first time as it tries to speed up Downtown development.…

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Marcus Stroud, a defensive lineman for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2001 through 2007, plans to open Baby Got Brunch at 610 N. Julia St. Downtown. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 9, 2024

Retired Jags player plans Downtown restaurant

Marcus Stroud, a defensive lineman for the Jaguars from 2001 through 2007, plans to open Baby Got Brunch at 610…

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Artist Walk rendering
May 7, 2024

X Games considers TV event at Jacksonville skate park

The X Games asked the city about staging a one-day Skateboard Street event this summer at the new Artist Walk…

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The Related Group is proposing a 25-story residential tower, a river-facing restaurant and a ship store at the site for the former River City Brewery on the Downtown Southbank. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 6, 2024

Related Group high-rise resurfaces on Southbank

The plan calls for a 25-story tower with no fewer than 390 luxury units, a river-facing restaurant, a ship store…

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Jacksonville City Council President Ron Salem is creating a special committee to investigate Downtown development. | Bill Bortzfield, Jacksonville Today
April 29, 2024

New committee seeks answers on Downtown development

Jacksonville City Council President Ron Salem is creating a special committee to examine the work of the Downtown Investment Authority.…

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The Jacksonville Jaguars want to renovate EverBank Stadium into "the Stadium of the Future." | Jacksonville Jaguars
April 24, 2024

Stadium deal could be ready by mid-May

City Council President Ron Salem says a series of public meeting then will be held to gather input on the…

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Fans hope to preserve Sun-Ray Cinema, a tenant of the Five Points Theatre building. | Jessica Palombo, Jacksonville Today
April 24, 2024

Fans urge Jacksonville council to preserve Sun-Ray Cinema

Sun-Ray is a tenant of the Five Points Theatre building, which is in line to be sold.…

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Work is under way to make Forsyth in Downtown Jacksonville a two-way street. | Monty Zickuhr, Jacksonville Daily Record
April 22, 2024

One-way Downtown streets returning to two-way traffic

Construction has begun to reconfigure Forsyth and Adams streets as they were decades ago.…

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RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns will sit on the Southbank site of the former JEA Southside Generating Station, which was demolished more than 20 years ago. | Preston Hollow Community Capital
April 16, 2024

Buildings will rise soon at RiversEdge on Southbank

RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns will include townhouses, retail, restaurants, office space, a hotel, a public marina and park…

Featured image for “Laura Street Trio project still has a chance”
The Laura Street Trio is at Laura, Forsyth and Adams streets Downtown. | Monty Zickuhr, Jacksonville Daily Record
April 15, 2024

Laura Street Trio project still has a chance

A Downtown Investment Authority committee opted not to recommend closing the door on conversations with the developer.…

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Riverfront Plaza is being built at the former site of the Jacksonville Landing. | Jacksonville Daily Record
April 11, 2024

Residents call for more green space at Riverfront Plaza

Participants at a community discussion urged the city to reconsider plans for residences and a restaurant at the new riverfront…

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The Laura Street Trio is at Laura, Forsyth and Adams streets Downtown. | Monty Zickuhr, Jacksonville Daily Record
April 10, 2024

Embattled Laura Street Trio may have hit a dead end

City Council member Jimmy Peluso says it is time to explore taking the buildings by eminent domain.…

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A rendering of The Lofts at Southbank, a mixed-use development including offices, housing, self-storage and retail space.
April 10, 2024

Review board backs mixed-use storage project on Southbank

The Downtown Development Review Board recommended approval of a controversial development that includes housing and self-storage.…

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An illustration shows Pizza Dynamo and a connected Pour Taproom on the ground floor of the VyStar parking garage at Forsyth and Laura streets Downtown. | Jacksonville Daily Record
April 5, 2024

Food and drink businesses seek incentives Downtown

Three dining and drinking establishments are on the agenda for a Downtown Investment Authority committee.…

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A file illustration shows the mixed-use retail and self-storage facility proposed at Prudential Drive and Hendricks Avenue. | Jacksonville Daily Record
April 4, 2024

Staff turns thumbs down on Southbank storage facility

A staff report for the Downtown Development Review Board recommends that a rezoning request be denied.…

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Jacksonville zoning laws limit the construction of duplexes and fourplexes. | Jacksonville Daily Record
April 2, 2024

Jacksonville panel seeks more multifamily housing

A City Council committee took a preliminary step Monday toward identifying areas that are suitable for higher-density housing.…

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March 29, 2024

Jacksonville in ‘good position’ for UF semiconductor facility

Mayor Donna Deegan said Jacksonville is a leading contender to land the Florida Semiconductor Institute.…

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This city-owned property at 865 Golfair Blvd., across from the KIPP Voice Academy K-7 school, is planned for a small business support center. | Jacksonville Daily Record
March 29, 2024

Business center planned after outcry against liquor store

The city purchased the site in Brentwood after neighbors rallied against plans for a liquor store across from KIPP Voice…