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 February 2016.
1. Lexington Hotel & Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk
Vantage Hospitality Group is investing up to $20 million in the renovation of the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk.
[ quote ]Rooms will be renovated in phases with new carpeting, windows, balconies, doors and furnishings as well as redesigned bathrooms.
The hotel will remain open during the project.
The work will include an exterior re-facing, roof replacement, new windows, a renovated porte cochere in the front, the addition of a porte cochere at the entrance of the convention center in the back along Prudential Drive, a remodeled pool area and a redesigned fifth-floor terrace.
In the ground-floor public areas, the lobby, lounge and restaurant will see significant upgrades. Carpeting will be replaced by hard flooring and new furnishings will be added throughout, in addition to the drop ceilings.
The lobby will be redesigned and moved closer to the front, opening up a sight-line to the pool area. It also will have a coffee bar and an art wall and water feature that will front most of the elevators, which now are exposed.
The expanded lobby lounge will be rebuilt with a loggia so that part of the seating area will be outside under cover.
The fitness center will be renovated and the ground-floor restaurant will be renovated with a covered outdoor seating area.[ quote ]
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2.JTA Flyer Downtown Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
In the Northbank, 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. In the Southbank, Kings Avenue is being reconfigured to accommodate the JTA Flyer BRT system. When complete, these corridors 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.