Development is starting to heat up again in and around downtown. Here are five cool urban apartment projects already under construction or proposed.
4. Laura Apartments
225 North Laura Street
Location: 225 North Laura Street
Quietly, one of downtown's most successful merchants has decided to move forward with a project that promises to add life to Laura Street and Hemming Plaza. In 2008, Ron Chamblin, owner of the city's largest independent bookstore, opened Chamblin's Uptown at 215 North Laura Street. Now Chamblin is moving forward with his next endeavor, an urban mixed use project at 225 North Laura Street, immediately adjacent to his popular bookstore. Completed in 1904 and overlooking Hemming Park, the 3-story 6,552-square-foot building was known as the Laura Apartments.
For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-jan-225-laura-street-a-downtown-core-renovation-project-