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 April 2015.
1. Parador Parking Garage
Future retail build-out if the adjacent Suntrust Tower reaches 65% occupancy.
Construction on the Parador parking garage project is nearing completion, at the intersection of Bay and Hogan Streets. 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.
2.JTA Flyer Downtown Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
Broad and Jefferson Streets, between West Bay and State Streets, are being reconstructed as a part of the JTA Flyer Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. When complete, the corridor will include dedicated bus lanes for new high frequency bus routes (10-15 minute headways) connecting downtown with The Avenues, Regency Square, Orange Park Mall, and the Walmart at Lem Turner and I-295.
3. Jessie Ball duPont Center
Construction on the $20 million Jessie Ball duPont Center is nearing completion. 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
4. 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
5. State Attorney's Office
Work is essentially complete on the $26 million reconstruction of the old courthouse as a new home for the State Attorney's Office.
6. 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.'s 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.
8. 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 soon.
9. Peterbrooke Chocolatier
Jacksonville-based candy company, Peterbrooke Chocolatier is in the process of opening a 1,488-square-foot store in the Life of South Building, at the intersection of West Bay and Laura Streets.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544668
10. Upstairs at Da Real Ting
Upstairs at Da Real Ting is coming soon to 128-2 West Adams Street.