1. Vista Brooklyn
Construction continues on a 10-story, 308-unit high-rise apartment tower at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Jackson Street in Brooklyn. Apartment units will include 219 one-bedroom and studio units, 81 two-bedroom and eight three-bedroom units. Amenities include a rooftop pool, beer garden and a 450-space parking garage. In addition, 14,000-square feet of street level retail space will be built along Riverside Avenue. A tower crane was recently assembled on the construction site. It is anticipated that the $60 million project will be completed in 2021.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/construction-on-the-vista-brooklyn-to-begin-soon
2.Interstate 95 and Interstate 10 Operational Improvements
Construction continues on a $128 million expansion of the Fuller Warren Bridge and I-95/I-10 interchange. The project, which is expected to be completed in summer 2020, will include the addition of a 12-foot shared use path over the St. Johns River, connecting San Marco and Riverside. Operational improvements and enhancements will be made to the interchange at Interstate 95 and Interstate 10, the Fuller Warren Bridge, and along the east side of U.S.17 north bound between McDuff Avenue and Rosselle Street.
Operational improvements include:
Interstate 95 (Fuller Warren Bridge) improvements:
Widening of the Fuller Warren Bridge expanding northbound and southbound lanes from three lanes to four lanes.
Adding a Shared Use Path (SUP) on the Fuller Warren Bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists connecting San Marco and Riverside neighborhoods.
Interstate 10 Improvements:
Providing a dedicated ramp to Irene and Stockton Street to reduce weaving traffic merging from Interstate 95 southbound to Interstate10 westbound.
Widening of overpass from Interstate 95 northbound to Interstate 10 westbound, allowing for future improvements along Interstate 10 westbound.
For more informaton: https://i75northflorida.com/10and95/Pages/Home.aspx
3. Old Federal Reserve Bank
Located at 424 North Hogan Street, the old Federal Reserve Bank building, designed by the city’s first female architect Henrietta Cuttino Dozier, is in the process of being renovated into apartments and commercial space by Ellen and Jim Wiss.
4. Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center
Construction continues on the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC). Anticipated for completion in March 2020 and being built around the Skyway’s Convention Center Station, the JRTC will include a terminal for local fixed bus routes, a First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit hub, Skyway station and administrative offices.
5. Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Construction is underway on a $3.8 million, 12,000 square foot building for Dialysis Clinic, Inc. at 615 Park Street. Located at the intersection of Park and Roselle Streets, this property was once used as a surface parking lot for Blue Cross Blue Shield and Fidelity employees.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/dialysis-clinic-proposed-in-brooklyn/
6. Coastline Drive
Originally supposed to begin in October 2015, work continues to move slowly on the City of Jacksonville’s $31 million project to reconstruct the Coastline Drive Bridge, Liberty Street Brige and remove the courthouse parking lot over the St. Johns River. In addition, a new Northbank Riverwalk will be constructed along Coastline Drive, Market Street, Courthouse Drive and Liberty Street.
7. Laura Apartments
Ron Chamblin, owner of the city’s largest independent bookstore, is in the process of restoring a three story building at 225 North Laura Street. When complete, the building will contain four apartments on the upper two floors and a restaurant on the first floor.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/chamblin-plans-downtown-apartments-restaurant
8. Elena Flats
Jack Meeks and his wife, JoAnn Tredennick, continue on the extensive renovation of the Elena Flats building at 122 E. Duval St. Plans are to convert the former rooming house into four market-rate apartment units.
9. Florida Blue Parking Garage
Site work is underway for a project involving the conversion of a stormwater retention pond into an 869-space parking garage for Florida Blue. Intended to pave the way for the development of a $145 million headquarters building for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. on a Riverside Avenue surface parking lot owned by Florida Blue, the 2.32 acre project is bounded by Edison Avenue, Park, Forest and Magnolia Streets. Additional components of the $22.5 million, four-story project include a 0.05-acre public plaza and future ground floor retail space.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/eight-major-development-projects-headed-for-brooklyn/
10. Riverplace Boulevard Roadway and Streetscape Improvements
Construction nears completion on the City of Jacksonville’s enhancement of the Southbank’s Riverplace Boulevard. When complete, the four lane road will be reduced to three and include wider sidewalks and protected bicycle lanes.
11. Le Mesa Building
SADS Inc. has started work on transforming 905 West Forsyth Street in LaVilla into a mixed use project that will include a 5,000-square-foot “upscale neighborhood convenience store” on the ground floor and two additional floors with 16 apartments or condos. A rooftop garden and beekeeping program is also proposed for the 111-year-old building.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/plans-for-lee-and-cates-building-site-include-bees-on-the-rooftop
12. Residence Inn by Marriott
Greenbelt, MD based Baywood Hotels recently broke ground on a 135-room Residence Inn by Marriott, overlooking Brooklyn’s Unity Plaza soon. In June 2019, the city issued permits for the $10.2 million, seven-story hotel that will be located at 357 Oak Street.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/residence-inn-by-marriotts-revised-plans-for-brooklyn/