The Lofts at Cathedral

325 East Duval Street

325 East Duval Street was built for the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in 1951. Rebranded as Community Connections in 2000, the organization occupied the brick building until 2016. The former structure is now being rehabilitated into a mixed-income apartment community by Jacksonville-based Vestcor Companies. The $29 million project will add 120 new multifamily housing units to the Cathedral Hill District.

Jacksonville History Center

314 Palmetto Street

The Florida Casket Company completed construction on its three story casket factory on the banks of Hogans Creek in 1920. Caskets were made in the 13,500-square-foot building until operations ceased in 1966. During the 2010s, the property was acquired by the Jacksonville Historical Society. The organization has since embarked on a $3.1 million project to rehabilitate the factory into the Jacksonville History Center. When completed in 2025, the Jacksonville History Center will offer expanded space for historic archives, memories and memorabilia associated with the city’s music history.

Jacksonville University College of Law

121 West Forsyth Street

This five-story building was designed and built to serve as an addition to the ten-story Atlantic National Bank Building. At the time, the bank was one of the largest locally based banking institutions of its era. Serving Jacksonville since 1903, the Atlantic National Bank was merged into First Union of Charlotte, North Carolina in 1985. In recent years, it served as the headquarters for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. The building is currently being converted into a law school for Jacksonville University. When complete, the $12.5 million, 47,355-square-foot space will accommodate as many as 450 students, plus faculty and staff.