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.
26. 122 West 8th Street
Proposed Exterior Elevations
Land clearing efforts are underway on a 14-unit affordable housing apartment complex at 122 West 8th Street. The proposed multi-family infill project will be developed by Operation New Hope.
For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-sep-infill-apartment-project-coming-to-springfield
27. Northeast Regional Transportation Management Center
Construction continues on the Florida Department of Transportation's Northeast Regional Transportation Management Center. The building will be on the campus of state office complex near State and Jefferson Streets.
28. Luna Food Store
Luna Food Store will be opening soon on West 8th Street, near UF Health Jacksonville.
For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544373
29. Julius Guinyard Park & Pool
Renovation work is underway on the City of Jacksonville's Julius Guinyard Swimming Pool on Jefferson Street, in the neighborhood formerly known as Sugar Hill. Constructed in 1951, the swimming pool was originally called "Blodgett Homes Pool" and is one of the oldest public pools in the City of Jacksonville. In 2006, the park was renamed after Mr. Julius Guinyard a former City Parks employee.
30. 1330 North Laura Street
This 4-unit apartment building at 1330 North Laura Street is in the process of being renovated.
31. The Jacobs Building
The long vacant Jacobs Building at 115 West 2nd Street is being renovated for multi-family use.
32. Crispy's - 1735 North Main Street
Owner John Crispens plans to invest $300,000 to build-out the space at 1735 N. Main St. as an Italian-themed restaurant and bar, art gallery and dry cleaning service. Originally, the Akra Bros. department store, the 5,850-square-foot space will feature a 150-seat restaurant that will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Crispy's is expected to open in August 2015.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2015/04/23/how-dreams-of-a-springfield-dry-cleaner-led-to-an.html
33. Springfield Restorations and New Construction
Every week, it appears that more restoration and residential infill projects are getting underway in Springfield.
34. Interstate 95 Overland Bridge
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began January 14, 2013 to replace the series of overpasses that carry traffic over Hendricks, Kings and Montana avenues along 2.3 miles of I-95 near downtown Jacksonville in Duval County. Known as the Overland Bridge project, it will improve traffic flow along the I-95 corridor just south of the Fuller Warren Bridge. I-95 will be widened to provide an additional lane for southbound traffic. As the project is built, traffic will use parallel roadways, which upon completion of the I-95 bridge structures, will remain and provide additional capacity for traffic between the Fuller Warren Bridge and north of Emerson Street. The $227 million project is estimated to be completed in mid 2016.
For more information: http://www.i95overlandbridge.com/
35. Ronald McDonald House
Site preparation for a 3-story addition at the Ronald McDonald House continues. Located near Nemours Children's Hospital, the $7.6 million project will add 27,671 square feet and 24 rooms to the existing 30-bedroom facility.
Construction is nearing completion on a $10 million, 6,000-square foot office for First Citizens Bank & Trust Company on San Marco Boulevard.
36. Daily's Convenience Store
Land clearing efforts are underway for a Daily's convenience store and gas station along Atlantic Boulevard at Farragut Place. Daily's plans to open a 5,000-square-foot store that will include 16 fueling positions and covered outdoor cafe style seating along Atlantic Boulevard.
For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544051
37. 1550 Hendricks Avenue
This small retail center at 1550 Hendricks Avenue is being renovated by Mago Shopping Center, LLC.
Development update by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at email@example.com