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 Conceptual Approval on April 21, 2022, the developer intends to renovate the seven-story structure and build an eight-story addition to accommodate 103 apartment units, a 143-space parking garage, fifth-floor rooftop amenities for residents and ground floor retail facing Hogan Street and the proposed Emerald Trail. 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.
The Jones Brothers Furniture Building was founded in 1902, following the boom that occurred after the Great Fire of 1901. It was owned by W.G. and Michael K. Jones, who employed their younger brother R.L. Jones to work in the store. They had a building built in 1913 on Main Street which was later demolished in the 1960s. By 1910, R.L. Jones started a rival company, Standard Furniture. In 1926, he developed this building, one story taller than his brothers’ six story building, to house his prospering business. Designed by Jefferson D Powell, the building was constructed out of reinforced concrete and features Mediterranean Revival detailing at its upper level, as well as originally having a suspended canopy over the main entrance. Other notable features include prism glass above the street-level entrance, the seventh-floor windows with their wrought-iron balconies and spiral columns, and a decorative wrought-iron staircase visible from inside the lobby. In later years, R.L. Jones’ sons purchased Jones Furniture Company and merged the two companies together, forming one of the largest family owned businesses. They kept the Jones Brothers name and continued operating out of the Hogan Street building.
DDRB Meeting Information
The April 21, 2022 DDRB Hybrid Virtual In-Person Meeting will be held at 2:00 P.M. Attendees may participate in person or virtually.
City Hall at St. James Building 117 West Duval Street First Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room Jacksonville, FL 32202
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DDRB Project Presentation
Here is a look at the proposed development plan for the project, which is up for DDRB conceptual design approval at 2:00 P.M. on April 21, 2022.