Rail Yard District / Durkeeville

57. U-Haul Moving & Storage

U-Haul Moving & Storage plans to transform a historic warehouse at 141 Myrtle Avenue North into a state-of-the-art retail and self-storage facility. Plans involve the renovation of the 34,289 square foot complex to offer indoor climate-controlled storage, truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment, moving supplies, and U-Box® portable storage containers. When the first phase of renovations are completed, there will be 231 self-storage units available for rent.

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58. Tasty Fish & Chicken

Tasty Fish & Chicken will be opening a new restaurant soon at 1830 Myrtle Avenue in Durkeeville.

59. 546 Myrtle Avenue

546 Myrtle Avenue is being converted into an indoor soccer training facility. Originally completed in 1950, the 13,000 square foot building will contain three fields, exercise and locker rooms, and a clubhouse area.


Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Davis is a certified senior planner and graduate of Florida A&M University. He is the author of the award winning books “Reclaiming Jacksonville,” “Cohen Brothers: The Big Store” and “Images of Modern America: Jacksonville.” Davis has served with various organizations committed to improving urban communities, including the American Planning Association and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. A 2013 Next City Vanguard, Davis is the co-founder of and — two websites dedicated to promoting fiscally sustainable communities — and Transform Jax, a tactical urbanist group. Contact Ennis at