Jacksonville-based Corner Lot Development Group has revised plans to restore the long abandoned Jones Brothers Furniture Company building at 502 North Hogan Street. Seeking DDRB Final Approval on December 8, 2022, the developer intends to renovate the seven-story structure and build a seven-story addition at 520 North Hogan Street.
Completed in 1926, the Mediterranean Revival Jones Brothers Furniture Building was designed by architect Jefferson D. Powell. Owned by R.L. Jones, the building was constructed to one story taller than his older brother’s furniture store building, located a few blocks east on Main Street. The adaptive reuse of the Johns Brothers Furniture Building will include restoration of the building’s facade, installation of a new entry canopy and white LED up-lighting.
The new seven story, precast concrete building is approximately 150,000 square feet and will include 148 apartments, 8,807 square feet of retail, internal parking and a variety of amenity spaces. The building is designed with a recess adjacent to the Jones Brothers Furniture Building, to honor its historical significance and signify a distinction between the two buildings. The developer intends to seek incentives in the form of REV grant property tax refund and Downtown Preservation and Revitalization Program incentives through the DIA for the $30 million project.
DDRB Application 2022-004 seeks Final Approval for a mixed-use project which includes the adaptive reuse of the historic Jones Brothers furniture store and the construction of a new seven (7)-story building. A residential lobby, building utility space, a co-work office suite, and 29 apartment units (studio and one-bedroom) are planned for the renovated historic Jones Brothers building, located at 520 North Hogan Street. The proposed, seven (7)-story new construction building will include 148 apartment units, 8,807 square feet of commercial space, and 25 internal, interior parking spaces.
Overall, the development site is 0.22 of an acre and is bounded to the north by Ashley Street, to the east by Hogan Street, to the south by Church Street, and to the West by a surface parking lot and the City’s Emergency Operations Center.