Dennis + Ives
Located in Campbell Hill, in small forgotten community originally platted as a 19th century extension of LaVilla, 95 Arch Partners QOZ Fund LLC. is in the process of converting an 85,000 square foot former cold storage warehouse into a mix of uses that will include creative office, craft brewery or distillery, cafe, restaurant and outdoor event space. Named for the cross streets of Dennis and Ives, conceptual plans prepared by Jacksonville-based Design/Cooperative LLC. also include a small food hall. The first phase, focusing on the office tenant spaces, is underway and could be completed as early as the third quarter of 2021.
A partnership of JWB Real Estate Capital and Corner Lot Development is interested in developing a mixed-use project adjacent to the proposed Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park. Planned for a site where The Vestcor Companies failed and abandoned plans to develop a residential product outside of their niche, Johnson Commons would include 91, 1,400 square foot three-story town houses in the project’s first phase. A second phase would include a minimum of 10,000 square feet of retail on Lee and Forsyth Streets and could also include multifamily residential. The $18 million development would include historically influenced design cues from shotgun-style architecture that originally dominated LaVilla’s built environment. Construction on 3.45 acre development could begin by December 2021.
The LaVilla Link is a planned 1.3-mile pedestrian and bicycle trail that will link Brooklyn to the S-Line Urban Greenway Trail through LaVilla. The LaVilla link will cross over the Park Street Bridge and head north along Lee Street. It then turns west at Church Street and northward across Beaver Street until reaching the S-Line Rail Trail at Wilcox Street and State Street in New Town.
Anticipated to break ground in Spring 2021, the $4 million trail will serve as the “Model Mile” of the proposed Emerald Trail network. An ambitious plan to link Jacksonville’s urban core neighborhoods, the Emerald Trail is a public/private partnership between the city of Jacksonville and the nonprofit Groundwork that is scheduled to connect 14 urban neighborhoods to Downtown, the St. Johns River, McCoys Creek, and Hogans Creek. It is expected to be completed by 2029 and eventually encompass 30 miles.