RIVERSIDE/AVONDALE and MURRAY HILL
25. Derby House Diner
The space formerly occupied by Derby On Park at 1068 Park Street is being retrofitted into a new concept called Derby House Diner. New owners Chad Munsey and Michael Schmidt plan to open the space as a diner with a menu of “classic, affordable diner food”. In addition, the restaurant will include a full bar serving wine, classic cocktails and regional beers.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/fried-chicken-and-meatloaf-coming-back-to-five-points
26. 740 King
Content Modern plans to renovate a former bottling warehouse at 740 King Street into studio space.
27. Green Hills
Corner Lot Properties is in the process of developing a 17-lot single family home subdivision at Green and Myra Streets.
28. Escape Restaurant and Bar
The Escape Restaurant and Bar will be opening at 1023 Park Street in Five Points. Approved to provide full-service alcohol sales, the restaurant will also provide outdoor seating in a patio space behind the building.
29. St. Vincent’s HealthCare Heart and Vascular Pavilion
Vertical construction continues on a $55 million heart and vascular pavilion on King Street, on the campus of St. Vincent’s HealthCare. The 4-story, 75,000 square foot structure will include 30 medical and surgical rooms and 30 intensive care rooms. It will primarily be used for heart and vascular needs, including two nursing units devoted to caring for patients who undergo open-heart surgeries and other cardiovascular procedures. In addition, it will be built on stilts as a response to flooding associated with the St. Johns River. The project is anticipated to be completed in late 2019, the building will be called the Delores Barr Weaver Heart and Vascular Pavilion is being built along the river, on King Street. It is scheduled to be completed this winter.
30. MedMen Enterprises
MedMen Enterprises of Los Angeles, the country’s biggest medical marijuana provider, has signed a lease to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the former Fans & Stoves building at 1059 Park St. in Five Points. Build-out of the 5,573 square foot space was recently approved by the City of Jacksonville. MedMen is expected to open by the end of the 3rd quarter of 2019.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/medical-marijuana-dispensary-coming-to-five-points/
31. Taqueria 5 Restaurant
The Taqueria 5 (pronounced “Cinco”) Restaurant plans to open at 809 Lomax Street in Five Points. The restaurant will include 18 indoor seats and an outdoor back patio with 30 seats. Taqueria 5 is intended to be a true concept of a real Mexican taqueria. The new space in Five Points will feature just under 1,000 square feet of interior space, plus a small outdoor patio directly behind the building
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/restaurant-veterans-opening-taqueria-in-five-points/
32. Wildcrafters Tea & Kava Bar
Jacksonville’s first nonalcoholic bar is coming soon to 2105 Park Street. Wildcrafters will serve kava, teas, and booze-free craft cocktails for those who want a night out in Five Points without the hangover. The new business is expected to have a laid back, coffeehouse-type atmosphere.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/wildcrafters-nonalcoholic-bar-coming-to-five-points/
Chance Partners is nearing completion on the renovation of the Commander Apartments Tower and building additional multifamily housing along Fishweir Creek, along St. Johns Avenue. The project includes the development of a $40 million, 228-unit apartment and townhouse project called RiverVUE.
For more information: https://www.pegasusresidential.com/river-vue-jacksonville-fl
34. 500 Bishopgate Lane
Construction on a 125-unit, five story apartment complex by TriBridge Residential continues. The proposed infill development is located at 500 Bishopgate Lane.
For more information: https://residentnews.net/2017/03/05/settlement-reached-riverfront-development/
35. Ortega Park
Ortega Park Master Plan
Roosevelt Mall opened in 1961 as an open air shopping center. The shopping center was converted into an enclosed mall in 1968. Anchors during this era included Ivey’s, Furchgott’s, Levy-Wolf, Purcell’s and F.W. Woolworth. Atlanta based Dewberry Capital Corporation purchased the 260,000 square foot mall in 1997. Since then Roosevelt has been converted back into its original use, an open air strip shopping center.
Up until 2017, Roosevelt Square’s anchors included Stein Mart, Belk and Publix. With the recent closure of Belk, Dewberry Capital plans an extensive retrofit of the popular shopping center. The former Belk store was recently demolished and several new infill retail buildings will be added throughout the property, which will be called Ortega Park.
For more information:https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/roosevelt-square-owner-seeks-permits-for-ortega-park-revamp
36. High Tide Burrito
The Hightide Burrito Company, which specializes in serving fresh a menu featuring ‘Beach Mexican’ fare, plans to open a second location in a new development called The Bridge. Designed by Office of Architecture (OAD), The Bridge is a transformation of the old Pier 17 building at 4619 Roosevelt Blvd, into a mix of retail and restaurant spaces, adding new flavor to the Marina Mile scene.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/hightide-burrito-co-opening-2nd-location/
37. The Oaks
Riverside Square, LLC. is in the process of making facade and site improvements at 2502 Oak Street.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/kahwa-coffee-expanding-to-jacksonvilles-urban-core/
38. Hawkers Asian Street Fare
Hawkers Asian Street Fare at 1001 Park Street is preparing to undergo a major renovation and expansion. A building permit was recently issued to expand the 4,500-square-foot restaurant into an adjacent 3,102-square-foot storefront. The expansion project will allow for a larger dining room, bar and new back-of-house facilities. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2019.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/hawkers-asian-street-fare-expanding-in-five-points
Craft brewery Brewz is in the process of expanding into Riverside in the former Dahlia’s Pour House space at 2695 Post Street. When complete in early July, Brewz will seat up to 70 and offering red and white keg wine along with 45 taps featuring 30 styles of craft beer from around the world. In addition, a portion of the 2,440-square-foot building could be leased to Subculture, a vendor known for selling subs outside of The Home Depot.
40. State Road 111 (Cassat Avenue) Resurfacing Project
State Road 111 (Cassat Avenue) is in the process of being resurfaced in Murray Hill and Lake Shore from Lenox Avenue to Blanding Boulevard. The $10.7 million Florida Department of Transportation project includes the following improvements:
Resurfacing the roadway
Upgrading crosswalks to ADA standards
Installing countdown pedestrian timers
Removing on-street parking on a major portion of the project to add bicycle lanes
Eliminating the northbound right turn lanes to Post Street and Lenox Avenue
Removing one southbound travel lane on Cassat Avenue from San Juan Avenue to Blanding Boulevard to add buffered bicycle lanes while maintaining on-street parking
Replacing JEA water main and adding new service connections
Relocating the I-10 bridge pier protection wall
The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2019.
Now with 160 stores in Florida, two years after opening its first location in Jacksonville, Wawa is preparing to establish its first urban core location in Murray Hill. Wawa will redevelop the northwest corner of Normandy Boulevard and Cassat Avenue. When complete, the new Wawa will feature a 5,943 square foot store with outdoor seating, 12 pumps, 55 parking spaces and 5 bike rack spaces on the 1.503 acre site.