13. 326 Broad Street

326 Broad Street Holdings LLC is in the process of remodeling 326 Broad Street in LaVilla. The 6,870 square foot building will include commercial and office space.

14. Lofts at Jefferson Street Station

Construction continues on the Lofts of Jefferson Street Station project just south of the JTA Skyway’s Jefferson Street station between West Bay and Water Streets. Being developed by Jacksonville-based TVC Development Inc., 80 units of the 133-unit multifamily project will be set aside for affordable housing. The remaining 53 units will be dedicated to workforce housing. In addition, the five story structure will consist of four residential floors over one level of parking with 150 individual spaces. Other components of the Lofts at Jefferson Station include 5,489 square feet of recreation/open space, a second floor fitness center and a fifth floor amenity area overlooking the downtown skyline.

For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/lofts-at-jefferson-station-coming-to-lavilla/

15. The Barnett

The SouthEast Development Group’s restoration of the old Barnett National Bank building continues at the intersection of Laura and Adams Streets. When complete, the Barnett will include 50,000 square feet of commercial office space and 100 apartments. The apartments, which will fill the top 11 floors of the 18-story building, should be ready in 2019.

For more information: https://jacksonville.com/business/real-estate/2017-10-16/renovation-begin-barnett-bank-building-week

16. Tossgreen

Tossgreen is in the process of building out a 1,654-square-foot restaurant on the ground floor of 501 Riverside Avenue in Brooklyn.

For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/tossgreen-coming-to-riverside-avenue

17. Manhattan Sports Bar and Lounge

Quincy Benton plans to open the Manhattan Sports Bar and Lounge in Downtown’s Elbow District. The 2,881-square-foot space is described as a New York-themed establishment designed to capitalize on the speakeasy buzz taking place around the country. In addition craft cocktails, Manhattans and draft beer, the 150 seat space will include an outdoor beer garden and serve small-plate Southern fare along with New York favorites.

For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/sports-bar-planned-for-old-hourglass-pub-and-coffee-house-downtown

18. Old County Courthouse and City Hall Annex

The City of Jacksonville is demolishing the former seven-story Duval County Courthouse and recently imploded the 16-story former City Hall Annex building for $8 million. A new use for the site has not been identified.

For more information: https://news.wjct.org/post/company-protests-bid-demolish-old-courthouse-and-annex

19. Mathers Social Gathering

Orlando-based Mathers Social Gathering is planning to open on the second floor of 120 East Forsyth Street. The Mathers Social Gathering concept is described as a swanky, sophisticated hideaway that serves classic cocktails. 120 East Forsyth LLC recently acquired the building and plans to lease the first floor to a complementing venue.

For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/photo-gallery/mathers-social-gathering-plans-to-open-downtown-on-east-forsyth-street

20. Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower

The demolition of a parking garage along Palm Avenue at the campus of Baptist Health Medical Center is now complete. Baptist Health is now in the process of preparing to begin construction on a seven-story tower on the site that will serve as the medical campus’ new “front door”. Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower is anticipated to be completed in 2021.

For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/baptist-health-plans-massive-downtown-expansion/

21. Dale Carson Law

Currently located in the Blackstone Building, Dale Carson Law is in the process of renovating a pair of Cathedral District buildings into office space. Located at 444 Duval Street, the firm anticipates relocating to the property in summer 2019.

For more information: https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,35426.0.html

22. Ambassador Hotel

Augustine Development Group has completed interior demolition work and is now seeking building permit approval for the restoration of the long closed Ambassador Hotel. The St. Augustine-based developer plans to invest $6 million to retrofit the 95-year-old building into a 127-room La Quinta Inn & Suites with a rooftop bar. Additional plans for the site involve the construction of a $38 million, 200-unit apartment complex. The apartment project will be developed by The Vestcor Companies.

For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/permit-sought-to-transform-former-ambassador-hotel-into-a-la-quinta