Urban Construction Update - April 2015
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 April 2015.
Published April 30, 2015 in Development - MetroJacksonville.com
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. Jessie Ball duPont Center
Construction on the $20 million Jessie Ball duPont Center is nearing completion. The Jessie Ball duPont Center will serve as the epicenter for Northeast Florida's philanthropic and nonprofit community. The 120,000 square foot building will act as a hub for local nonprofits, stimulating an environment of collaboration within the sector. Additionally, the four-level facility will include retail, conference/meeting spaces, a green roof, and an outdoor patio/terrace area at the intersection of Ocean and Adams Streets.
For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-dec-jessie-ball-dupont-center-haydon-burns-renderings
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. State Attorney's Office
Work is essentially complete on the $26 million reconstruction of the old courthouse as a new home for the State Attorney's Office.
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
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. Super Food & Brew
Buildout is underway at Super Food Truck's new brick & mortar restaurant at the 11 East Forsyth Building. The restaurant is expected to open soon.
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.
11. 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 will begin 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. Jersey Mike's Subs
Jersey Mike's Subs is in the process of opening a new restaurant in the SunTrust Tower at 76 South Laura Street.
17. Hertz Car Rental
Hertz Car Rental is opening a new location in the former Firehouse Subs location at 1 West Adams Street.
For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544560
18. Bakery Ribault
Riverside's Bakery Ribault is in the process of moving to 813 Lomax Street in Five Points. The new retail location is expected to open in early Summer.
old 2540 Oak Street location
new 813 Lomax Street location
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bakery-Ribault/213526855354142
19. Peterson’s Five & Dime
The large empty space last occupied by Fuel Coffeehouse in Five Points has a new owner. The Harbinger Sign Company's CEO Steve Williams intends to renovate the space into a mixed-use development.
20. 904 Margaret Street
Lane Architecture is renovating 904 Margaret Street for office use on both floors. The 2,833-square foot, two story structure was originally built in 1916.
21. Nourish Juice Bar
Nouris Juice Bar will soon open in Riverside's Park & King District at 1510 King Street.
22. Happy Grilled Cheese
Happy Grilled Cheese is opening a brick and mortar across the street in the original Cozy Tea space.
For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php?topic=21591.0
23. Five Points Village
High-end Japanese restaurant Kaika Teppanyaki, and the Hot Wok Chinese restaurant are opening soon at the Five Points Village.
For more information: http://members.jacksonville.com/entertainment/food-and-dining/2014-07-14/story/m-shack-expanding-its-burgers-fries-and-shakes
24. 1034 Park Street
The former Caribbean Connections space at 1034 Park Street is in the process of being converted into a bar.
25. Alexander DeGance Barnett, PA
Construction has started on a new 10,000-square-foot law office for Alexander DeGance Barnett at 1500 Riverside Avenue.
For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=542645
26. 122 West 8th Street
Proposed Exterior Elevations
Land clearing efforts are 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
27. Northeast Regional Transportation Management Center
Construction continues on the Florida Department of Transportation's Northeast Regional Transportation Management Center. The building will be on the campus of state office complex near State and Jefferson Streets.
28. Luna Food Store
Luna Food Store will be opening soon on West 8th Street, near UF Health Jacksonville.
For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544373
29. Julius Guinyard Park & Pool
Renovation work is underway on the City of Jacksonville's Julius Guinyard Swimming Pool on Jefferson Street, in the neighborhood formerly known as Sugar Hill. Constructed in 1951, the swimming pool was originally called "Blodgett Homes Pool" and is one of the oldest public pools in the City of Jacksonville. In 2006, the park was renamed after Mr. Julius Guinyard a former City Parks employee.
30. 1330 North Laura Street
This 4-unit apartment building at 1330 North Laura Street is in the process of being renovated.
31. The Jacobs Building
The long vacant Jacobs Building at 115 West 2nd Street is being renovated for multi-family use.
32. Crispy's - 1735 North Main Street
Owner John Crispens plans to invest $300,000 to build-out the space at 1735 N. Main St. as 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 August 2015.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2015/04/23/how-dreams-of-a-springfield-dry-cleaner-led-to-an.html
33. Springfield Restorations and New Construction
Every week, it appears that more restoration and residential infill projects are getting underway in Springfield.
34. 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/
35. Ronald McDonald House
Site preparation for a 3-story addition at the Ronald McDonald House continues. 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.
Construction is nearing completion on a $10 million, 6,000-square foot office for First Citizens Bank & Trust Company on San Marco Boulevard.
36. Daily's Convenience Store
Land clearing efforts are underway for a Daily's convenience store and gas station along Atlantic Boulevard at Farragut Place. Daily's plans to open a 5,000-square-foot store that will include 16 fueling positions and covered outdoor cafe style seating along Atlantic Boulevard.
For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544051
37. 1550 Hendricks Avenue
This small retail center at 1550 Hendricks Avenue is being renovated by Mago Shopping Center, LLC.
Development update by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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