A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of September.
1. Haydon Burns Library
Jessie Ball duPont Fund will spend $20 million renovating Haydon Burns Library into an office building for nonprofit organizations. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund will take up less than 10 percent of the building’s space. The rest will be rented out to other nonprofits, retail services like a coffee shop or converted to public space. The project should be completed by late 2014 or early 2015.
For more information: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-07-01/story/jessie-ball-dupont-fund-will-spend-20-million-renovating-haydon-burns#ixzz2ZaIvel70
2. Workscapes, Inc.
Workscapes, Inc. is investing $200,000 in the buildout of a 5,500-square-foot storefront at 121 West Forsyth Street. Based out of Orlando, Workspaces, Inc. is an office furniture dealer.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/blog/2013/06/workscapes-inc-building-out-downtown.html
3. The Volstead
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".
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/blog/morning-edition/2013/03/new-bar-filling-vacant-space-downtown.html