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 by spring 2019.
16. 523 West Forsyth Street
Facade improvement work is underway at 523 West Forsyth Street. Built in 1905, the 11,836-square-foot building was once occupied by Bailey’s Camera Corner from the 1960s through the 1980s.
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.
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. $8 million in the City’s 2018 budget has been set aside to tear down the buildings in anticipation of future development.
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 E Forsyth LLC recently acquired the building and plans to lease the first floor to a complementing venue.
20. Faben Obstetrics and Gynecology
A $1.19 million tenant build-out is under way at 1510 Riverplace Boulevard in a space formerly occupied by Morton’s The Steakhouse. When complete, the 8,000-square-foot building will become a medical office for Faben Obstetrics and Gynecology.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/the-mathis-report-faben-ob-gyn-approved-to-build-out-former-mortons-vystar-seeks-permit-for-san-marco-renovations
21. Baptist Medical Center New Central Identity and Entrance Experience
A parking garage is being demolished at the campus of Baptist Medical Center in order for the development of a new central identity and entrance experience along Palm Avenue.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/baptist-health-plans-massive-downtown-expansion/
22. Greyhound Bus Station
The recently demolished Greyhound Bus Station at 10 North Pearl Street is in the process of being converted into a surface parking lot. Built in 1956, the former 18,000-square-foot bus terminal was acquired in December 2017 by Miami-based real estate investor Ramon Llorens in December for $2.78 million under the name AK Pearl LLC. Current plans call for the property to be used as a surface parking lot.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/photo-gallery/former-greyhound-station-torn-down
23. Ambassador Hotel
Augustine Development Group has started interior demolition work on the restoration of the long closed Ambassador Hotel. The St. Augustine-based developer plans to invest $15 million to retrofit the 95-year-old building into a 100-room La Quinta hotel 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/ambassador-hotel-block-downtown-sold-for-redevelopment
24. Jones Brothers Furniture Building
Ace Jax LLC. intends to develop the 7-story, 39,000-square-foot Jones Brothers Furniture building as a mixed-use project featuring 28 apartment units along with a coffee shop at street level. In addition, the phased project includes the restoration and conversion of the former Western Union building next door into 9,600 square feet of retail and dining space.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/plans-for-jones-brothers-furniture-lofts-released/