Urban Construction Update - November 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 November 2015.

2.JTA Flyer Downtown Bus Rapid Transit Corridor

In the Northbank, 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. In the Southbank, Kings Avenue is being reconfigured to accommodate the JTA Flyer BRT system. When complete, these corridors 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. 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. Black Sheep Restaurant Downtown

Construction is underway on a new restaurant at 100 North Laura Street. Scheduled to open in spring 2016, the restaurant will be operated by Black Sheep. However, the restaurant will have a different concept and name than the popular Five Points restaurant.

For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/blog/morning-edition/2015/11/black-sheeps-downtown-location-gets-approval-for.html

5. Sweet Pete's Expansion

CNBC's "The Profit" Marcus Lemonis has 424 North Hogan Street under contract for the expansion of Sweet Pete’s Candy and The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails.Plans call for the former Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to be utilized 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

6. Cafe Nola

Improvement work is underway at Cafe Nola.

7. Upstairs at Da Real Ting

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

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