Major construction projects have returned to the landscape of Jacksonville's urban core. Find out where (and more) as we take a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of December.
1. Parador Parking Garage
Future retail build-out if the adjacent Suntrust Tower reaches 65% occupancy.
The Parador parking garage project, at the intersection of Bay and Hogan Streets, is finally going vertical. The six-story, $10 million structure will contain 607 parking spaces. Street level retail will be added once the adjacent Suntrust Tower reaches 65% occupancy.
Construction continues on the addition of assisted living dorms added to Palmetto Place at 450 Palmetto Street.
3. Southbank Riverwalk
Construction on the reconstruction of the Southbank Riverwalk continues.
For more information: http://www.coj.net/departments/public-affairs/headlines/new-southbank-riverwalk-construction-to-begin.aspx
4. Jessie Ball duPont Center
Construction on the $20 million Jessie Ball duPont Center continues to move forward. When complete in early 2015, the Jessie Ball duPont Center will serve as the epicenter for Northeast Florida's philanthropic and nonprofit community. The 120,000 square foot building will act as a hub for local nonprofits, stimulating an environment of collaboration within the sector. Additionally, the four-level facility will include retail, conference/meeting spaces, a green roof, and an outdoor patio/terrace area at the intersection of Ocean and Adams Streets.
For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-dec-jessie-ball-dupont-center-haydon-burns-renderings
5. Beaver Street Villas
LaVilla's long closed New Center Hotel at 605 North Broad Street is being renovated by nearby Clara White Mission into street level offices and 16 upper level apartment units.
For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-jul-more-downtown-mixed-use-beaver-street-villas
6. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Jimmy John's will expand into a 1,400 space in the Elk's Building at the corner of Adams and Laura Streets. The restaurant is expected to open in January 2015.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2014/08/21/jimmy-johns-coming-to-the-urban-core.html
7. State Attorney's Office
Work continues 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 early 2015.
8. New York Steam Laundry Building
Proposed Building Façade
Interior demolition on the redevelopment of the New York Steam Laundry Building is complete. L.B. Jax Development, LLC. plans to convert the 11,000 square foot historic structure into restaurant and office space.
For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2014-feb-new-york-steam-laundry-development-project-renderings
Former New York Jets wide receiver Laveranues Coles Jr. plans to convert 323-325 East Bay Street into a three-story restaurant called Levels are underway. Described as an "upscale and grown venue", each floor will feature a bar and stage for live music.
10. Super Food & Brew
Buildout is underway at Super Food Truck's new brick & mortar restaurant at the 11 East Forsyth Building. The restaurant is expected to open in Spring 2015.
11. Regions Bank
A renovation project is underway at the Old Bisbee Building. Occupied by Regions Bank and built in 1909, the two-story, 10,280-square-foot historic retail building is located at 51 West Bay Street.