Urban Construction Update - December 2013

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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.

10. Might As Well Cafe

The Might As Well Cafe is anticipated to move into this street level retail space at 410 Broad Street. The restaurant will serve French-inspired fare and gourmet sandwiches. However, construction of the cafe and additional office/retail space in the historic building continues to be delayed by permitting issues surrounding the historic structure.

For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/blog/2013/01/new-lavilla-restaurant-will-aim-for.html

11. 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

12. Gus and Company Shoe Repair & Luggage Shoppe

Gus and Company Shoe Repair & Luggage Shoppe is in the process of relocating from 225 North Laura Street to a new storefront at 228 West Adams Street.

For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/downtowntoday.php?dt_date=2013-07-18

13. State Attorney's Office

Work is underway 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 Fall 2014.

14. Greyhound Bus Station

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority, in coordination with Greyhound, is building a new $6 million bus terminal on West Adams Street, near Johnson Street. Greyhound will pay $46,000 each year for a 40-year lease on the new building. The terminal will be finished in 2014.

15. Engine 15 Brewing

Engine 15 Brewing recently purchased two historic warehouses at 601 and 633 Myrtle Avenue for a new brewery, tap room, outdoor beer garden and cannery. The new brewery will increase Engine 15's annual production from 1,000 barrels to 10,000 barrels. The brewery is expected to open in three months.

For more information: http://engine15.com/

16. 220 Riverside

Construction of 220 Riverside continues. 220 Riverside will feature 18,000 square feet of retail and 294 apartment units when complete in 2014.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/220Riverside

17. The Brooklyn Riverside

Construction is underway on Pollack Shores Real Estate Group's Brooklyn Riverside. The $24.8 million infill development will consist of a 310 apartment units when complete. Plans call for 185 one-bedroom and 125 two-bedroom units.  

For more information: http://www.pollackshores.com/development/

18. Shoppes on Riverside

Construction on Regency Center's Shoppes on Riverside is now underway at 150 Riverside Avenue. The 49,870 square foot retail center will be anchored by Fresh Market in addition to Jacksonville's first Corner Bakery Café. The $14.7 million Brooklyn-area retail center is expected to open in Fall 2014.

For more information: http://www.regencycenters.com/retail-space/fl/jacksonville/shoppes-on-riverside#.UrTqRPRDvxQ

19. Riverside YMCA

The ground-breaking for the new Riverside YMCA was recently held. The $21 million, 3-story facility will be called Winston Family YMCA when complete in 2014.

Enterprise Car Rental (not numbered)

Enterprise Car Rental is planning to open a new location in the library parking garage at the intersection of Main and Duval Streets.

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