A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of December 2012.
Site preparation underway for the construction of a new Family Dollar and McDonald's restaurant. The $3.7 million project is expected to be completed in early 2013.
Site preparation for the construction of 220 Riverside. 220 Riverside will feature 18,000 square feet of retail and 294 apartment units when complete in 2014.
The restoration of Olmstead Gardens and a major parking/landscaping enhancement project is now underway.
Corrado's Bakery Bistro
Corrado's Bakery Bistro will be opening soon at 813 Lomax Street in Five Points.
Deep Search, an independent music and book store will be opening soon at 822 Lomax Street in Five Points.
General Nutrition Centers (GNC) is in the process of opening a new location at Riverside Market Square shopping center.
2136 St. Johns Avenue
2216 Oak Street
Snap Fitness will be opening in this historic "streetcar" transit oriented development commercial building (constructed in 1923) at 2216 Oak Street.
The Salty-Fig Southern Gastropub
The Salty Fig, A Southern Gastropub is expected to open at 901 King Street this fall. Salty Fig will feature a bar, dining area and outdoor sidewalk seating.
Goozlepipe & Guttyworks
Construction will be starting soon on King Street's Goozlepipe and Guttyworks. The estimated value of the project is $1.5 million.
Pulp Juice Bar
Pulp is still in the process of moving forward with opening their second urban Jacksonville location at the Shops of Avondale.
Robert E. Lee High School
New windows have recently been installed as a part of the Robert E. Lee High School restoration project.