A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of April 2013.
115 West Adams will be transformed into downtown's latest bar, The Volstead. The Volstead will be an "upscale bourbon bar with a 1920s theme".
Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce
The $3.4 million renovation of the Chamber of Commerce building and property continues.
Might As Well Cafe
The Might As Well Cafe will be opening in this street level retail space at 410 Broad Street. The restaurant will serve French-inspired fare and gourmet sandwiches.
605 New Center Hotel
LaVilla's long closed New Center Hotel at 605 North Broad Street will be renovated for use by nearby Clara White Mission.
Work continues for a new Family Dollar store at State and Newnan Streets.
Pita Pit is in the process of opening their third Jacksonville area location in the courthouse garage, at Forsyth & Clay Streets. Pita Pit bills itself as “an alternative to fast food restaurants,” offering a large selection of meat and veggie pitas, including Chicken Caesar, Philly Steak, Dagwood, Falafel, Spicy Black Bean, Hummus and more. Pita Pit also offers breakfast pita – available throughout the day – including Sausage Scramble, Ham N’ Eggs, Awakin’ with Bacon and more.
State Attorney's Office
Legislature has given the go ahead on the $26 million reconstruction of the old courthouse as a new home for the State Attorney's Office. Construction is estimated to be completed in Fall 2014.
Construction of 220 Riverside continues. 220 Riverside will feature 18,000 square feet of retail and 294 apartment units when complete in 2014.
Riverside Place/Riverside & Jackson
Land clearing and ash removal continues at the site of the proposed Riverside Place/Riverside & Jackson development site. Riverside Place will be a 310-unit apartment complex developed by Pollack Shores Real Estate Group of Atlanta. Plans call for 185 one-bedroom and 125 two-bedroom units. Riverside & Jackson will be a 53,000 square foot retail center featuring a grocery store, pharmacy and restaurants. The developer, Fuqua Development of Atlanta, anticipates construction starting in early August and opening the summer of 2014. Tenants will be announced by the end of June. Combined, the projects are estimated to cost $53 million to construct.