Urban Construction Update - October 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 October 2015.


1. Spliff's Gastropub

Spliff’s Gastropub, a comfort-food inspired restaurant and bar, is set to open this fall at 15 N. Ocean St.

The 35-seat, 1,200-square-foot restaurant will offer bold flavors to the Downtown dining landscape. With a commitment to quality, Spliff’s Gastropub has partnered with Chef Daniel Johnson from San Diego, to help design and execute the menu. The classically trained chef will offer a new variation on Southern comfort food.  Some of the unique offerings include a house mac-n-cheese with more than 20 flavors, baked chicken wings and a West Coast style tri-tip roast beef. The menu aims to have a little something for everyone. The bar will feature a wall of rotating taps of craft and local beers as well as a robust mix of international wines and sakes.

In addition to dining in and takeout, Spliff’s Gastropub will be available for private events and catering. Hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday 11a.m.-2a.m., Friday 11a.m.-3a.m., & Saturday 6p.m.-3a.m.

For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,24875.0.html

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.

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