1. 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 was initially expected to be completed in spring 2021, 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 information: FDOT
2. Hart Bridge Expressway Demolition
The $39 million replacement of the Hart Bridge Expressway ramps near TIAA Bank Field continues. Intended to improve accessibility of property around TIAA Bank Field to existing expressway traffic, plans call for an at-grade boulevard and entrance to the stadium, with elevated expressway ramps remaining on either end of the project. The project was once anticipated to be completed by the end of 2021.
3. The Doro Apartments
Rise, a Valdosta-based development firm, is in the process of constructing a new eight-story, 247-unit mixed-use apartment development at 960 East Adams Street in the Sports and Entertainment District. Called The Doro, the $35.6 million development will include a 284-space parking garage, 4,875 square feet of ground floor retail space and additional roof top amenities.
For more information: Doro’s days come to an end as demolition begins
4. Ruth Lindsay Memorial Auditorium
The First Baptist Church of Jacksonville continues to make progress on the $1.78 million renovation of the Ruth Lindsay Memorial Auditorium at 125 West Ashley Street. Originally built during the midst of a significant boom in membership, the 3,500 seat auditorium will be modernized as the church’s main sanctuary and worship center. It is anticipated that the project should be completed in 2022.
For more information: First Baptist Church of Jacksonville gets city building permit for $1.78 million project
5. Thomas V. Porter House
The Thomas V. Porter mansion was designed by architect Henry John Klutho as a private residence and completed in 1902. It was acquired by JWB Real Estate Capital in August 2020. JWB is in the process of restoring the building to contain 16,000 square feet of single tenant office space. A 4,300 square foot basement will be reserved for restaurant space when the market can support it. In addition, an adjacent lot immediately south of the Porter House will be transformed into an outdoor seating area.
For more information: Porter Mansion renovations begin Downtown
6. JEA Headquarters
Construction is nearing completion on a new 162,000 square foot headquarters building for JEA. The $68 million project at 325 West Adams Street will include a 657-space parking garage with 10,690 square feet of ground level retail space.
For more information: JEA Shrinks plan for new downtown headquarters
7. Ashley Square Apartments
Construction continues on a new $15 million affordable housing infill development for residents aged 62 years old and above. A joint venture between Tampa-based Blue Sky Communities, LLC. and Aging True, the six-story Ashley Square Apartments project will contain 120 residential units when completed at the northwest corner of East Ashley and Newnan Streets.
For more information: Ashley Square project getting underway
8. Hogan Creek Towers
The Hogan Creek Towers at 1320 North Broad Street is in the process of being overhauled as a result of the Jacksonville Housing Authority receiving funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rental Assistance and Demonstration (RAD) Program. The $19 million project is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2022.
For more information: https://www.jaxha.org/news-view?id=43
9. The District
After seven years of planning, infrastructure work at The District development continues. The first phase of the project being developed by Dallas-based Preston Hollow Capital LLC, was the construction of a $965,105 surface parking lot for the Duval County School Board. The next step in the development of the 32-acre site will be the construction of $58.349 million in site infrastructure improvements, including roadway, water, stormwater, sanitary sewer and electrical connections. Preston Hollow then plans to sell individual property parcels on the site to other developers.
For more information: Preston Hollow plans May 25th Groundbreaking at the District
10. Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Headquarters
Construction continues on a $145 million world headquarters office tower for Jacksonville-based Fortune 500 company Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Anticipated to be completed by summer 2022, the 12-story, 300,000 square foot tower will overlook the St. Johns River with structured parking along Riverside Avenue. The project is expected to create 500 additional jobs.
For more information: Brooklyn’s proposed FIS World Headquarters
11. Times Union Bulkhead Replacement Project
Riverwalk bulkhead replacement work and installation of new floating docks continue along the Northbank and Southbank Riverwalks. The reconstruction of the docks destroyed by Hurricane Irma and Matthew several years ago is being funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for $3.895 million. The City of Jacksonville initially anticipated completion by late 2021.
For more information, call 630-CITY (2489) or visit COJ.net
12. Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower
Construction nears completion on a seven-story tower that will serve as the new “front door” for Baptist Health’s Southbank medical campus. Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower was once anticipated to be completed in 2021.
For more information: Baptist Health Plans Massive Downtown Expansion