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 in 2019.
Tossgreen is in the process of building out a 1,654-square-foot restaurant on the ground floor of 501 Riverside Avenue in Brooklyn.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/tossgreen-coming-to-riverside-avenue
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.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/sports-bar-planned-for-old-hourglass-pub-and-coffee-house-downtown
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 for $8 million. A new use for the site has not been identified.
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 East Forsyth LLC recently acquired the building and plans to lease the first floor to a complementing venue.
20. Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower
Construction is underway 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 is anticipated to be completed in 2021.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/baptist-health-plans-massive-downtown-expansion/
21. Dale Carson Law
Currently located in the Blackstone Building, Dale Carson Law is in the process of renovating a pair of Cathedral District buildings into office space. Located at 444 Duval Street, the firm anticipates relocating to the property in summer 2019.
For more information: https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,35426.0.html
22. Ambassador Hotel
Augustine Development Group has completed interior demolition work and is now seeking building permit approval for the restoration of the long closed Ambassador Hotel. The St. Augustine-based developer plans to invest $6 million to retrofit the 95-year-old building into a 127-room La Quinta Inn & Suites 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/permit-sought-to-transform-former-ambassador-hotel-into-a-la-quinta
23. VyStar Credit Union
Already in the process of renovating the VyStar Tower (formerly SunTrust Tower), VyStar Credit Union has applied for a permit to begin interior demolition of the adjacent seven-story Life of the South building. Planning to bring at least 900 employees to downtown, VyStar intends to move up to 300 lending specialists in the building and fill the first floor with restaurants and retail.
24. Main Street Dog Park
Failing as a public space that attracts people (other than the homeless) on a consistent basis, the City of Jacksonville is moving forward with the conversion of the Main Street Pocket Park into a $400,000 dog park.