2011 (Last 6 Months)
These were projects nearing completion when Mayor Alvin Brown replaced Mayor John Peyton on July 1, 2011.
The J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Tower was the only downtown highrise completed during Mayor Alvin Brown’s term.
It could be argued that this McDonald’s Restaurant was the most significant downtown project completed in 2013. It may not seem like much, but it indicated that the overlooked State and Union Street corridor is suitable for market rate commercial development.
The completion of Everbank Field’s world’s largest scoreboards were probably the downtown project that recieved the most fanfare and media coverage during Mayor Alvin Brown’s four years in office.
Everbank Field Renovations
2015 (First 6 Months)
In 2011, Mayor Alvin Brown promised taxpayers a new Winn-Dixie for downtown. We already had one. Nevertheless, he did deliver a new Fresh Market, which is the first full line grocery store to be built in the city’s core in decades.
Over the last year, there has definitely been an increase in the amount of projects completed, under construction and proposed. With the economy improving and downtown excitement growing, it is now time for Mayor-elect Lenny Curry to continue the city’s renaissance.
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