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 August 2015.
3. 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
4. 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.
6. Sweet Pete's Expansion
CNBC's "The Profit" Marcus Lemonis has two buildings under contract for the expansion of Sweet Pete’s Candy and The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails.The buildings include the former Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta at 424 North Hogan St.and Farah's Uptown Deli at 502 North Hogan St. Sweet Pete's plans to renovate and utilize the structures for classroom, retail, and private event space for Sweet Pete’s and The Candy Apple Café. Renovations are anticipated to begin immediately following the closing of the purchase agreements.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2015/05/09/lemonis-makes-verbal-agreement-for-downtown.html
7. Unity Plaza Hotel Site
NAI Hallmark Partner's demolition of an existing building at the intersection of Magnolia and Forest Streets continues. A $23 million, 150-room wellness-focused hotel has been proposed for this site.
8. Upstairs at Da Real Ting
Upstairs at Da Real Ting is coming soon to 128-2 West Adams Street.