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Urban Construction Update - January 2013

A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of January 2013.

Published January 21, 2013 in Development      13 Comments    Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article


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Downtown

Brazilian Corner

The Brazilian Corner restaurant opened at the intersection of Forsyth and Ocean Streets on January 11, 2013.




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.




Family Dollar

Work continues for a new Family Dollar store at State and Newnan Streets.





McDonald's Restaurant

Construction on a $3.7 million McDonald's restaurant continues at State and Market Streets.







220 Riverside

Construction of 220 Riverside is underway.  220 Riverside will feature 18,000 square feet of retail and 294 apartment units when complete in 2014.











RIVERSIDE/AVONDALE

Cummer Museum

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.




7-Eleven

This former Pizza Palace Restaurant on Five Points' Margaret Street will become the urban core's third 7-Eleven location.





2136 St. Johns Avenue

2136 St. Johns Avenue is a good example of infill new construction residential in the urban core.




2216 Oak Street

Snap Fitness will be opening in this historic "streetcar" transit oriented development commercial building (constructed in 1923) at 2216 Oak Street.




Goozlepipe & Guttyworks

Construction is now underway on King Street's Goozlepipe and Guttyworks.  The estimated value of the project is $1.5 million.




Pulp Juice Bar

Now new update to report on the long proposed Pulp Juice Bar on Avondale's St. Johns Avenue.




Ale Pie House Italian Restaurant

The Ale Pie House will be opening at 3951 St. Johns Avenue.







College & Stockton Street

Facade restoration work taking place at Stockton Street's Marybuilt Building.







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13 Comments

billy

January 21, 2013, 07:58:48 AM
I was in town about two weeks ago.
I asked barrista at San Marco Pulp when Avondale would be open...
"About a week".

ben says

January 21, 2013, 09:03:33 AM
I was in town about two weeks ago.
I asked barrista at San Marco Pulp when Avondale would be open...
"About a week".

Heard that before....months ago.

RiversideLoki

January 21, 2013, 02:12:44 PM
A note to the swimming yesterday guys: MAKE SURE YOU GO AND PUT A SIGN UP AT THE OLD LOCATION! I had no idea you were moving until after I made it back to the house and lamented briefly until I saw the site.

Love you guys, but there's a lot of confusion for us not so regulars that didn't get in and talk to you before you moved!

Also, hurry up! I don't want to drive to Orange Park or Cassat for crabs or oysters!!! :)

Bill Hoff

January 22, 2013, 08:52:42 AM
It appears work is beginning on the 2 story redbrick building on the corner of Broad & Beaver, as well. Across the street from the Clara White Center.

thelakelander

January 22, 2013, 09:12:38 AM
^That's the old Central Hotel, which was one of LaVilla's upscale hotels during segregation.   Any idea of what's going in there? 

Bill Hoff

January 22, 2013, 11:22:38 AM
If it's the project I think it is, the building is owned by the Clara White Center and it'll be renovated to house more homeless services.

strider

January 22, 2013, 05:37:42 PM
I think it was about two years ago that Clara White tried to get a grant to purchase and use that building as an expansion of their school.  At that time, they were unable to secure the needed funding.  Hopefully they have now as expanding the school that helps get troubled people into real jobs is something very positive and much needed.

simms3

January 25, 2013, 12:38:41 AM
Yawn...there really isn't anything going on in the city :(  These updates are stooping so low, sniffing around in all the tiniest corners for anything that involves a dumpster, demolition work, a fence, scaffolding, etc.

thelakelander

January 25, 2013, 07:44:30 AM
A lot of small projects taking place but not much major.  No cranes repopulating the sky like Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and even Greenville, SC.  220 is underway but such a project is a dime a dozen in most cities of similar size across the country right now.  Something drastic must be done to really get things going.  If not, expect to be dealing with the same issues and environment, with a few extra projects sprinkled in, in 2020.

thelakelander

January 25, 2013, 02:56:57 PM
Pulp in Avondale finally moving forward.

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/423471/gary-mills/2013-01-25/work-set-begin-pulp-avondale

Coolyfett

January 25, 2013, 03:34:20 PM
Yawn...there really isn't anything going on in the city :(  These updates are stooping so low, sniffing around in all the tiniest corners for anything that involves a dumpster, demolition work, a fence, scaffolding, etc.
LOL at Simms...Simms you are a trip man.

Tacachale

January 25, 2013, 05:26:20 PM
Most cities aren't getting a brewery of the kind or quality of Aardwolf. That one's a Jax-grown affair. Projects like that are what make a city worth living in.

jcjohnpaint

January 25, 2013, 07:11:11 PM
I was in Tallahassee two days ago to give a lecture at FSU.  I couldn't believe how many infill housing projects are going on.  I had to have seen about 10 in a ride through town. 
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