On Thursday, November 7, 2013, a request for approval of the proposed improvements to Unity Plaza will be considered by the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB). Located at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Forest Street, Unity Plaza is adjacent to the 220 Riverside project, which is currently under construction.
The Plaza will be managed by Jacksonville Unity Plaza, Inc. (JUPI) and will have oversight from 220 Riverside Development Management, COJ Parks and Recreation Department and initial input from the Department of Public Works. The design of Unity Plaza includes a number of elevation changes, seating, pedestrian promenades, stage and entertainment areas and associated needs of active open public spaces including restrooms. Unity Plaza is anticipated to open in Summer 2014. Slides of Thursday's presentation are shown below.
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