Rail Yard District / Durkeeville
58. Keen Brewing Company
Joaquin “Joe” and Maryn Baez and friend Andrew Parks are in the process of seeking zoning approval to open a new craft brewery and taproom at 2100 Dennis Street in the Rail Yard District. The Keen Brewing Company will be located in a 20,000 square foot building once used by the Ronco Machine Inc. to make cardboard cores for toilet paper rolls.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Keenbrewing/
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.
60. Payne Avenue Walk
Construction continues at 1065 W. 11th Street for the development of Payne Avenue Walk. Adjacent to the S-Line Urban Greenway, the development will consist of 12 affordable single family structures.
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 Metro Jacksonville.com and ModernCities.com — two websites dedicated to promoting fiscally sustainable communities — and Transform Jax, a tactical urbanist group. Contact Ennis at email@example.com