4. Florida Blue Forest Street Parking Garage

Site work is underway for a project involving the conversion of a stormwater retention pond into an 869-space parking garage for Florida Blue. Intended to pave the way for the development of a $145 million headquarters building for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. on a Riverside Avenue surface parking lot owned by Florida Blue, the 2.32 acre project is bounded by Edison Avenue, Park, Forest and Magnolia Streets. Additional components of the $22.5 million, four-story project include a 0.05-acre public plaza and nearly 2,000 square feet of future ground floor retail space.

3. Lofts at Brooklyn

Land clearing efforts are underway for the $30 million Lofts at Brooklyn project. Situated on a 1.16-acre site along Spruce Street, bounded by Jackson and Stonewall Streets, the Jacksonville-based The Vestcor Companies development will add 136 affordable and workforce housing rental units in Brooklyn by the end of 2020.

2. Residence Inn by Marriott

Greenbelt, MD based Baywood Hotels intends to break ground on a 135-room Residence Inn by Marriott, overlooking Brooklyn’s Unity Plaza soon. In June 2019, the city issued permits for the $10.2 million, seven-story hotel that will be located at 357 Oak Street.

1. Vista Brooklyn

Construction continues on a 10-story, 308-unit high-rise apartment tower at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Jackson Street in Brooklyn. Apartment units at the Vista Brooklyn project will include 219 one-bedroom and studio units, 81 two-bedroom and eight three-bedroom units. Amenities include a rooftop pool, beer garden and a 450-space parking garage. In addition, 14,000-square feet of street level retail space will be built along Riverside Avenue. It is anticipated that the $60 million project will be completed in 2021.


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