Urban Construction Update - June 2015

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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 June 2015.


1. Parador Parking Garage

Future retail build-out if the adjacent Suntrust Tower reaches 65% occupancy.

Construction on the Parador parking garage project is nearing completion, at the intersection of Bay and Hogan Streets. The six-story, $10 million structure will contain 607 parking spaces. Street level retail will be added once the adjacent Suntrust Tower reaches 65% occupancy.

2.JTA Flyer Downtown Bus Rapid Transit Corridor

Broad and Jefferson Streets, between West Bay and State Streets, are being reconstructed as a part of the JTA Flyer Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. When complete, the corridor will include dedicated bus lanes for new high frequency bus routes (10-15 minute headways) connecting downtown with The Avenues, Regency Square, Orange Park Mall, and the Walmart at Lem Turner and I-295.

3. First Stop Urgent Care

A walk-in medical clinic with a location in Jacksonville Beach is planning to open a second treatment center Downtown.
First Stop Urgent Care Clinic has leased space along West Adams Street in The Elks Building. Jenkins Construction Inc. applied for a permit to build out the 772-square-foot space at a cost of $104,356. The clinic should open in July.

For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=545291

4. 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

5. Wine Decadence

Wine Decadence will be opening soon on the first floor of the Carling on West Adams Street. Wine Decadence is a direct sales company that provides opportunities for lovers of wine to experience and buy quality wines from around the globe and across a range of prices.  

For more information: http://www.myjaxchamber.com/news/2015/03/26/member-news/local-wine-company-grows-in-jacksonville-prepares-for-expansion-into-new-markets/

6. 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

7. Levels

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.

8. Sweet Pete's Expansion

CNBC's "The Profit" Marcus Lemonis has verbally agreed to purchase two buildings off Hogan Street 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

9. Peterbrooke Chocolatier

Jacksonville-based candy company, Peterbrooke Chocolatier is in the process of opening a 1,488-square-foot store in the Life of South Building, at the intersection of West Bay and Laura Streets.

For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544668

10. Upstairs at Da Real Ting

Upstairs at Da Real Ting is coming soon to 128-2 West Adams Street.

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