Rail Yard District / Durkeeville

50. Dennis + Ives

Located just west of Downtown Jacksonville, 95 Arch Partners QOZ Fund LLC have big plans for an 85,000 square foot former cold storage warehouse complex that originated during the late 1890s as the Florida Ice Manufacturing Company. Construction is underway on plans to convert the cold storage complex into a mix of uses, possibly including creative office, craft brewery or distillery, cafe, restaurant and outdoor event space. Named for the cross streets of Dennis and Ives, conceptual plans prepared by Jacksonville-based Design/Cooperative LLC. also include plans for a small food hall. The first phase, focusing on the office tenant spaces, could be completed as early as the third quarter of 2021.

51. 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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52. 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