Brooklyn Development Map

8. Brooklyn Food Hall

Trevato Development Group plans to break ground on an adaptive reuse project in the Brooklyn neighborhood that will convert 339 and 301 Park Street into Jacksonville’s first food hall.

Plans have yet to be presented to the Downtown Development Review Board for approval, but as told to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) the group is roaring forward with plans to convert the former Trophy Center and former Catlin Studebaker buildings into a sprawling complex with full service anchor restaurants, indoor food stalls with communal seating, an outdoor beer garden/dining courtyard, and a flex space for temporary vendors.

Trevato has retained CBRE to lead leasing efforts for the Brooklyn properties. Susan Masucci, a spokeswoman for Trevato, told ICSC’s Shopping Centers Today publication that the neighborhood’s strong five-year growth projections support these ambitious efforts, noting that “With new residential options coming online in Brooklyn, the demand for retail and restaurant offerings will only increase.” Fast forward five years from now and the development team sees that the neighborhood will be, “highly populated and have that true new-urban feel.”

Redevelopment of these Brooklyn properties appears to be dependent upon the completion of the Park Street road diet, which is seen as a critical catalyst for the continued rebirth of Brooklyn.

7. Brooklyn Place

Ponte Vedra Beach-based The Ferber Company is in the process of building a new 11,500 square foot retail center at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Leila Street. Brooklyn Place’s future tenants include Panera Bread, Chipolte, Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi and Chop Barbershop.

6. Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

Construction is underway on a $3.8 million, 12,000 square foot building for Dialysis Clinic, Inc. at 615 Park Street. Located at the intersection of Park and Roselle Streets, this property was once used as a surface parking lot for Blue Cross Blue Shield and Fidelity employees.

5. Fidelity National Information Services Inc. Corporate Headquarters

Jacksonville-based Fortune 500 company Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. recently announced plans for a $145 million new world headquarters at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Forest Street. Expected to be completed by June 2022, the 12-story, 300,000 square foot tower will overlook the St. Johns River with structured parking along Riverside Avenue. The project is expected to create 500 additional jobs in Brooklyn.