Urban Construction Update - May 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 May 2015.



11. Unity Plaza and 220 Riverside



Construction of the 220 Riverside mixed-use development at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Forest Street continues. 220 Riverside will feature 18,000 square feet of retail and 294 apartment units overlooking a public space (Unity Plaza) when complete later this year. In addition, Philadelphia-based award-winning celebrity chef Kevin Sbraga, will open his first venue outside of Philadelphia at 220 Riverside. While construction continues, 220 Riverside's first residents began moving in on May, 4, 2015.









For more information: https://www.facebook.com/220Riverside




12. The Brooklyn Riverside



Construction continues on Pollack Shores Real Estate Group's Brooklyn Riverside development. The $24.8 million infill project will consist of 310 apartment units when complete. Plans call for 185 one-bedroom and 125 two-bedroom units.









For more information: http://www.pollackshores.com/development/




13. Brooklyn Station



Construction continues on retail outparcels at Brooklyn Station. Future tenants in the $14.7 million 49,870 square foot retail center include Zoes Kitchen, Burrito Gallery, Burger Fi, The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops, Navy Federal Credit Union, and The Pink Nickel.









For more information: http://www.regencycenters.com/retail-space/fl/jacksonville/shoppes-on-riverside#.UrTqRPRDvxQ




14. Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center

Construction is underway on the JTA's Jacksonville Regional Transit Center's (JRTC) BRT stations at the Skyway's Convention Center station.






15. Laura Apartments

Ron Chamblin, owner of the city's largest independent bookstore, is in the process of restoring a three story building at 225 North Laura Street.  When complete, the 100-year-old building will include six apartments above street level retail.



Full article: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2012-may-downtown-residential-project-underway#.U__RV_ldUYk




16. Cowford Chophouse

The restoration of the historic Bostwick Building is finally underway. Forking Amazing Restaurants intends to convert the structure into an upscale steakhouse restaurant called the Cowford Chophouse. When complete in summer 2016, the two floor dining establishment will feature a rooftop lounge with spectacular views of the city.








17. Riverside YMCA

More than a year after the groundbreaking ceremony, construction is underway on the new YMCA on Riverside Avenue. The new facility will be 72,000 square feet, about 8,000 square feet bigger than the current one, which was built in the 1950s. Work is expected to take 15 months.





For more information: http://jacksonville.com/business/2015-05-05/story/construction-begin-soon-new-ymca-riverside-avenue



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