GNP Development to restore former JEA Tower

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Central Florida-based GNP Development plans to give downtown's largest abandoned skyscraper a new lease on life!

GNP Development is pleased to announce the redevelopment of one of Jacksonville’s most historic downtown office towers. Now available for lease or build-to-suit, the former JEA headquarters at 233 West Duval St. in downtown Jacksonville is being revitalized at a time when the downtown area is experiencing a high rate of growth and development. Plans for redeveloping the long time vacant tower will include a 13-story addition to the existing office tower and increase the square footage of the property to 240,000 SF. The site will be developed as potential office, parking, street-level retail and hotel space with the opportunity for a rooftop restaurant and lounge. The redevelopment of this site will modernize a building overdue for a renovation in an area where downtown development has momentum.

GNP Development Partner, Mark Gerenger says, “The redevelopment of this site will play a key role in the overall progress and growth of the Downtown Jacksonville renewal. With other large development projects recently completed such as the Southbank Riverwalk and others underway or set to be delivered in 2015, the redevelopment and renovation of the former JEA building will provide a vital new, modern and usable mixed-use property to an area of downtown that is rapidly growing in number of visitors and full-time residents. ”

The planned addition is positioned to the east side of the existing tower. This is in order to enhance views to the adjacent Hemming Plaza and the new Duval County Courthouse Plaza to the southeast. 233 West Duval St. is less than a 10 minute walk from The Jacksonville Landing and the St. Johns River. Downtown Jacksonville is home to more than 1,100 businesses, three Fortune 500 headquarters and more than 48,000 employees.

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Interior 233 West Duval Street photograph courtesy of Nomeus.

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