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 March 2016.
34. 348 East Third Street
Take 2 LLC is in the process of renovating a mixed use building at the intersection of 3rd & Walnut. The long abandoned 7,945-square-feet building was built in 1919.
35. Dozier Apartments
Proposed Exterior Elevations
Construction is underway on a 14-unit affordable housing apartment complex at 122 West 8th Street. The proposed multi-family infill project will be developed by Operation New Hope.
For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-sep-infill-apartment-project-coming-to-springfield
36. Castle on Klutho Park
Michael Bourre, owner of Bourre Construction Group recently purchased the 106-year-old Drew Mansion, at 245 West Third Street. Bourre plans to renovate the 4,989-square-feet home into a company office and showroom.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2015/02/20/local-contractor-purchases-historical-drew-mansion.html
37. Main Space
Fashion designer and Jacksonville native Alyssa Key is planning to turn 1101 Main Street into a mix of uses. Uses include the Love Brigade & Crux Collective on the second floor, Southern Roots Filling Station (coffeehouse), Main Space (a multi-use space), and perhaps a beer garden will be on the first floor. Main Space is expected to open summer 2016.
38. The Jacobs Building
The long vacant Jacobs Building at 115 West 2nd Street is being renovated into apartments by Accelerated Contractors. The 6,315 square foot building was built in 1906. The renovation project is expected to cost $650,000.
39. Crispy's - 1735 North Main Street
ALthough exterior work has not started, owner John Crispens continues to progress on the interior conversion of 1735 N. Main St. into an Italian-themed restaurant and bar, art gallery and dry cleaning service. Originally, the Akra Bros. department store, the 5,850-square-foot space will feature a 150-seat restaurant that will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Crispy's is expected to open in May 2016.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=546734
40. 1717 North Main Street
It appears the former Serentea location at 1717 North Main Street is in the process of being renovated for a new tenant.
41. Hubbard Street Bridge
The Florida Department of Transportation's $1.5 million project to reconstruct and replace the Newnan/Hubbard Street Bridge over Hogan’s Creek, is underway.
The project includes removing the existing bridge deck while retaining the existing historic architectural walls of the Henry J. Klutho-designed bridge that dates back to 1929. The roadway approaches will also be rebuilt to facilitate the bridge replacement. The project also includes refurbishing existing sidewalks and adding bike lanes. The project is scheduled to be complete in fall 2016.
For more information: https://myfdotnefl.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/newnanhubbard-street-bridge-resconstruction-project-to-start/
42. Springfield Restorations and New Construction
Every week, it appears that more restoration and residential infill projects are getting underway in Springfield.
43. Interstate 95 Overland Bridge
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began January 14, 2013 to replace the series of overpasses that carry traffic over Hendricks, Kings and Montana avenues along 2.3 miles of I-95 near downtown Jacksonville in Duval County. Known as the Overland Bridge project, it will improve traffic flow along the I-95 corridor just south of the Fuller Warren Bridge. I-95 will be widened to provide an additional lane for southbound traffic. As the project is built, traffic will use parallel roadways, which upon completion of the I-95 bridge structures, will remain and provide additional capacity for traffic between the Fuller Warren Bridge and north of Emerson Street. The $227 million project is estimated to be completed in mid 2016.
For more information: http://www.i95overlandbridge.com/
44. The Hexagon
A retail kiosk called "The Hexagon" is being added in the courtyard of San Marco Station on Hendricks Avenue.
45. Ronald McDonald House
Construction continues on a 3-story addition at the Ronald McDonald House. Located near Nemours Children's Hospital, the $7.6 million project will add 27,671 square feet and 24 rooms to the existing 30-bedroom facility.
46. The Flame Broiler
The Flame Broiler is in the process of opening a restaurant at 1539-1541 San Marco Boulevard.
For more information: http://www.flamebroilerusa.com/coming-soon/
47. Hollingsworth Showroom
Worth Turner recently acquired the former Peterbrooke chocolate factory at 1458 San Marco Boulevard. Turner plans to move the Hollingsworth Showroom into the building's first floor. The Hollingsworth Showroom, features high-end kitchen, bath, tile and lighting and is currently located at 1903 Hendricks Avenue.
48. The Bearded Pig
Chad Munsey and Michael Schmidt plan to open a barbeque restaurant called the Bearded Pig at 1224 Kings Ave.
It will be patterned after Franklin Barbecue, the Austin, Texas, institution where the lines for lunch start at 9 a.m. each day. Beef brisket, which dominates Texas barbecue the way pork shoulders dominate Southeastern barbecue, will be a big part of the menu, he said. But there will there also be ribs, sausage and chicken.
It will be fast casual — order at the counter and the food will be brought to you.
The building is 2,400 square feet, but there are another 3,000 square feet outside, much of it will be covered with seating for about 60, he said. There’s going to be a grassy area with picnic tables, a children’s play area and bicycle parking.
He said he hopes to start construction in June and open in September.
Full article: http://jacksonville.com/business/2015-05-19/story/former-bistro-aix-partner-plans-san-marco-barbecue-beer-garden
49. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Land clearing efforts are underway on the future site of the MD Anderson Cancer Center. When complete in 2017, the 200,000-square foot cancer center will be the third such partnership between M.D. Anderson and a U.S. hospital system. M.D. Anderson has a similar partnership with a hospital in Brazil.
50. Towers of Jacksonville
The Retirement Housing Foundation is spending $8.5 million to renovate the Towers of Jacksonville affordable housing complex. Work being performed on the 194 unit apartment building includes the replacement of plumbing, HVAC, wiring, elevators and other infrastructure throughout the 44-year-old building. In addition, each apartment will be modernized with new kitchen cabinets, full-size appliances, new bathrooms, fresh paint and carpeting.
For more information: http://residentnews.net/2015/06/04/owners-spend-millions-give-towers-jacksonville-makeover/
Development update by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at email@example.com