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Gateway Jax bought this 2.76-acre site from Florida State College at Jacksonville for $4.6 million. | Jacksonville Daily Record
2 days ago

Gateway Jax expands its holdings Downtown

Gateway Jax bought a 2.76-acre site from Florida State College at Jacksonville that lies next to the Pearl Street District…

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Pour Taproom and Pizza Jeans restaurant are planned in the VyStar Credit Union garage Downtown at 61 N. Laura St. | Jacksonville Daily Record
2 days ago

Pizza and self-serve beer on tap for Downtown Jacksonville

The city is reviewing a building permit for Pour Taproom and Pizza Jeans in the VyStar Credit Union garage at…

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Jacksonville's chief negotiator on the Jaguar's Stadium of the Future deal Mike Weinstein, right, explains how a proposed stadium rebuild is expected to work to a community gathering at Mandarin High School recently while Mayor Donna Deegan, left, and Jag's President Mark Lamping, center, look on. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
June 4, 2024

How the city wants to pay for the ‘Stadium of the Future’

The city plans to pay for its $625 million construction portion by redirecting revenue from a half-penny sales tax, passed…

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The Laura Street Trio at Laura, Forsyth and Adams streets Downtown. | Monty Zickuhr, Jacksonville Daily Record
June 3, 2024

New Laura Street Trio proposal seeks $87 million in incentives

The proposal is outlined in a draft term sheet the developer delivered to the Downtown Investment Authority.…

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The Wells Fargo sign will come down from the top of the tower now called 1 Independent. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 21, 2024

No more name in lights for Wells Fargo Center

The Wells Fargo sign Downtown will not be lighted again. The bank no longer carries signage rights to the building.…

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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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Riverfront Plaza, as seen from the top of the VyStar Credit Union headquarters on May 2, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 9, 2024

OPINION | Riverfront Plaza’s false choice

If we want Riverfront Plaza finished any time soon, we need to free Park East from the insanity of “Pad…

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Downtown Jacksonville is an all-suites property at 600 Park St. in Brooklyn. | Corner Lot
May 8, 2024

Home2 Suites hotel opens in Brooklyn area

The Home2 Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Downtown is an all-suites property at 600 Park St. Players Grille will open there…

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City officials cut the ribbon on the LaVilla Link of the Emerald Trail this week
May 8, 2024

THE JAXSON | The year of the Downtown public space

At long last, several high-profile parks in Downtown Jacksonville have opened this year, with more on the way in the…

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More than 100 firefighters battle a fire Jan. 29, 2024, at the $65 million Rise Doro apartments. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
April 30, 2024

Rise plans to start rebuilding Doro apartments this summer

The CEO of Rise: A Real Estate Company said the goal is to start construction about Aug. 1 with an…

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Wells Fargo Center at 1 Independent Drive W. was built in 1975. | Jacksonville Daily Record
April 30, 2024

Wells Fargo Center is now called 1 Independent

New owners are talking with two financial institutions about the name atop the building.…

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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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Wells Fargo Center in Downtown Jacksonville. | Jacksonville Daily Record
April 25, 2024

Wells Fargo Center sold to New York company

The tower, one of Jacksonville’s signature buildings, was sold with two parking garages for a combined $46.35 million.…

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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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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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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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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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April 4, 2024

OPINION | A pocketful of miracles: Are parks central to Northbank plan?

Are parks central to plans for Downtown Jacksonville’s Northbank? Or are they an after-thought?…

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Jax House of Food has closed Downtown at 20 W. Adams St. | Jacksonville Daily Record
April 1, 2024

Jumpin’ Jax closes Downtown as it searches for new site

The resaurant intends to reopen in another Downtown location in the central city or the Gateway Jax area of the…

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An illustration of the Gateway Jax development Downtown shows a fountain plaza. The $500 million mixed-use development includes apartments, a grocery and retail space. | Jacksonville Daily Record
March 11, 2024

Downtown’s time has come, developers say

Some of Jacksonville’s biggest developers say Downtown is nearing a tipping point and you won’t recognize it in a few…

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A special committee is exploring how to speed up development in Downtown Jacksonville. | Monty Zickuhr, Jacksonville Daily Record
February 12, 2024

Remote work leaves more offices vacant Downtown

Office vacancies are the highest they’ve been since 2014 — up to 25.1% on the Northbank.…

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Amkin Hogan LLC's proposed garage expansion addition at the southeast intersection of West Bay and South Pearl streets. | Jacksonville Daily Record.
January 16, 2024

Downtown parking garage could be expanded

The city is reviewing a permit application for a 10-tier addition to the parking garage at 301 W. Bay St.…

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The development includes a seven-story, 21,000-square-foot mixed-use building with ground-floor retail and 205 residential units. | Jacksonville Daily Record
December 15, 2023

North Core development gets design approval

The Pearl Street District is the first phase of apartments, retail, restaurants and outdoor space that Gateway Jax plans to…

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The Jacksonville University College of Law will move to the 121 Atlantic Place Building. | Monty Zickuhr, Jacksonville Daily Record
November 22, 2023

JU law school will move to permanent home Downtown

Jacksonville University’s new law school has signed a lease for the former Atlantic Bank Building at Hogan and Forsyth streets.…