12. Broadstone River House Apartments
Vertical construction is underway on the Alliance Residential Company’s Broadstone River House Apartments project on the Southbank. The 265-unit multifamily project will replace a 3.7-acre surface parking lot adjacent to the Duval County School Board building.
For more information: https://www.allresco.com/archives/2088
13. State & Union Street Resurfacing Project
The Florida Department of Transportation is investing $13 million in the resurfacing of State and Unions Streets and the Mathews Expressway between I-95 and MLK, Jr. Parkway. The 4-mile project includes repairing and replacing sidewalks, upgrades to handicap-accessible sidewalk ramps, crosswalks and repair to storm drain pipes and inlets. Also included in this project is the conversion of Main Street, between State and Union Streets, from a one-way to a two-way street. This project is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2017.
14. FSCJ Dormitory
New glass frame retail storefronts have been recently installed at the Lerner Shops Building. The Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is in the process of converting the long vacant structure into student housing. When complete, FSCJ plans to house up to 60 students in the structure at 20 W. Adams Street. In addition, FSCJ plans to open a “Panera-style” culinary café on the building’s ground floor that will act as showcase for the school’s culinary program.
15. EverBank Field Flex Field and Amphitheater
Vertical construction continues on a new flex field and amphitheater at EverBank Field. The 5,500-seat amphitheater and flex field, which will be used for an indoor practice facility, as well as an events and entertainment venue, have been portrayed as a “game changer” by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.
16. Gate Petroleum
Several buildings have been recently razed at the SW corner of Park and Forest Streets in preparation of a new Gate gas station. The Gate Petroleum Company was recently granted a permit for the foundation of the $1.3 million project. When complete, the gas station will feature 20 fueling positions and 6,401-square-foot convenience store with outdoor seating.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=547270
Local healthful fast-casual restaurant chain Tossgreen, plans to open a 1,500 square foot restaurant on the ground-floor of the SunTrust Tower in spring 2017. Offering breakfast and lunch, the restaurant will include outdoor seating along Laura Street.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=548927&searchtext=tossgreen
18. LIVE Bakery and Bar
The Live Bakery and Bar will be opening soon at 327 and 331 East Bay Street. According to the Jax Daily Record, “Owner John Ferra said Monday the bar area would offer seafood, such as oysters and crab legs, and operate more as a sports lounge. He expects to open about 4 p.m. and close late.”. In addition, Live Bakery will be an offshoot a Greek-based bakery operated by Maria Ferra at 5570 Florida Mining Boulevard South. The bakery will specialize in bread and dessert products. The 200 seat restaurant, bar and bakery will employ 15 people when it is completed in six to twelve months.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=549171
19. Houston Street Manor
Beneficial Communities, LLC, an affordable housing developer, plans to transform a vacant lot at 139 North Jefferson Street into a 72-unit senior housing development. Construction has recently started on the $8.6 million, seven-story building with five floors for apartments over two stories of parking.
20. The Happy Grilled Cheese
Anthony Hashem, the self-proclaimed ‘Sultan of all Things Cheesy’ behind popular The Happy Grilled Cheese food truck, is opening his first brick and mortar location in downtown Jacksonville within just a few short weeks. Downtown diners will be able to enjoy a full menu of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and melts at 219 N Hogan Street.
21. Burlock & Barrel Whiskey Distillery
The Burlock & Barrel American Whiskey Distillery plans to open a whiskey distillery to produce premium spirits in Brooklyn. The new distillery will be located at 417 Magnolia Street.
22. Morton’s the Steakhouse
Morton’s the Steakhouse plans to open a new restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront on June 1, 2017. The new steakhouse will be located in a ground floor retail space along Market Street that was last occupied by Plaza III, which closed in 2009.