1. Parador Parking Garage

Future retail build-out if the adjacent Suntrust Tower reaches 65% occupancy.

Vertical construction continues on the Parador parking garage project, 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.Palmetto Place

Construction is nearing completion on the addition of assisted living dorms at 450 Palmetto Street.

3. Southbank Riverwalk

The Southbank Riverwalk’s grand opening is today, February 26, 2015.

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4. Jessie Ball duPont Center

Construction on the $20 million Jessie Ball duPont Center continues to move forward. When complete in early 2015, 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.

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5. 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.

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6. State Attorney’s Office

Work continues on the $26 million reconstruction of the old courthouse as a new home for the State Attorney’s Office. Construction is estimated to be completed in early 2015.

7. 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.

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8. Levels

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 is underway. Described as an “upscale and grown venue,” each floor will feature a bar and stage for live music.

9. 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 in Spring 2015.

10. 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 in 2015. In addition, Philadelphia-based award-winning celebrity chef Kevin Sbraga, will open his first venue outside of Philadelphia at 220 Riverside.

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11. 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.

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12. 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 and The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops.

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13. Carlson Dental Group

Carlson Dental Group will become a new tenant at EverBank Plaza, located at 501 Riverside Avenue. Carlson will occupy 6,414 square feet of retail space at Riverside Avenue and Edison Avenue.

14. 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.

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15. Urban Grind Coffee Company

The Urban Grind Coffee Company will be opening a second downtown location in the historic Drew Building, at 45 West Bay Street.

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.

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18. 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.

19. Alewife

Alewife will move into the former Riverside Liquors and Village Wine Shop and open soon. The 2,574-square-foot bar will offer more than 400 different beers for retail sale as well as a tasting bar consisting of six draft lines of continually rotating American craft beer.

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20. Happy Grilled Cheese

Happy Grilled Cheese is opening a brick and mortar across the street in the original Cozy Tea space.

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21. Five Points Village

High-end Japanese restaurant Kaika Teppanyaki, and the Hot Wok Chinese restaurant are opening soon at the Five Points Village.

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22. 1034 Park Street

The former Caribbean Connections space at 1034 Park Street is in the process of being converted into a bar.


23. Terrawise Homes

TerraWise Homes is building several eco-friendly, “net zero” homes throughout Springfield.

24. 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.

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25. 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.

26. Uptown Kitchen & Bar

Uptown Market is being expanded and rebranded into the Uptown Kitchen & Bar. The project includes adding a 620 square foot covered patio area.

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27. 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.

28. 1330 North Laura Street

This 4-unit apartment building at 1330 North Laura Street is in the process of being renovated.

29. Springfield Restorations and New Construction

Every week, it appears that more restoration and residential infill projects are getting underway in Springfield.


30. Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless will be opening soon at 2000 Hendricks Avenue.

31. 1665 San Marco Boulevard

Renovations are underway on an office building owned by Jimson Land, Inc. at 1165 San Marco Boulevard.

32. 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.

33. Beer:30

Beer:30, a small craft beer store in Riverside, will be opening a new store and tap room in San Marco.The store will be located at 1543 San Marco Blvd. and is expected to open soon.

34. Kitchen of San Marco

Education Corporation of America, which owns Virginia College, plans to open a fully-staffed teaching restaurant in the Southeast in the former Oral Explosions building at 1402 San Marco Boulevard. Students at Culinard, The Culinary Institute of Virginia College, will train at the Kitchen on San Marco, which will feature local and regional foods and employ a professional staff of about 40 people. Originally, it was anticipated that the Kitchen on San Marco would open in early January 2014. Current plans call for a Spring 2015 opening.

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35. 1550 Hendricks Avenue

This small retail center at 1550 Hendricks Avenue is being renovated by Mago Shopping Center, LLC.

36. First Citizens Bank & Trust Company

Construction is nearing completion on a $10 million, 6,000-square foot office for First Citizens Bank & Trust Company on San Marco Boulevard.

Development update by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at