11. Jacksonville Self Storage
Construction continues on a five-story, 90,000 square foot self-storage building at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Elder Street. The climate-controlled self storage facility is being developed by the Nuvo Company, LLC.
12. Houston Street Manor
Beneficial Communities, LLC, an affordable housing developer, is in the midst of transforming a vacant lot at 139 North Jefferson Street into a 72-unit senior housing development. When complete, the $8.6 million, seven-story building will contain five floors for apartments over two stories of parking.
13. Burlock & Barrel Whiskey Distillery
The retrofit of a historic Brooklyn warehouse at 417 Magnolia Street for the Burlock & Barrel American Distillery continues. Burlock & Barrel’s plans for the structure include a 3,000 square foot whiskey distillery to produce premium spirits and 3,400 square feet of space for on site point of sales.
14. Lofts at Jefferson Street Station
Construction is underway 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 by late 2018 or spring 2019.
16. Vagabond Coffee Company
Will Morgan has begun preparations to open Vagabond Coffee in a 550 square foot storefront at 223 Hogan Street, adjacent to The UPS Store and The Happy Grilled Cheese. The downtown location will serve Vagabond’s various blends of coffee, cold brews and espressos in addition to handmade pastries and cookies. In addition to typical coffee-shop items, the downtown location will also introduce a selection of sandwiches as well as a bodega counter where various dry goods will be sold.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/vagabond-coffee-opening-downtown-storefront/
**17. 345 East Bay Street **
The former Hourglass Pub & Coffee House at 345. E Bay St. Downtown is being renovated into a bar owned by John Ferra.
18. Old County Courthouse and City Hall Annex
The City of Jacksonville is preparing to demolish the former seven-story Duval County Courthouse and 16-story former City Hall Annex buildings. $8 million in the City’s 2018 budget has been set aside to tear down the buildings in anticipation of future development.
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 E Forsyth LLC recently acquired the building and plans to lease the first floor to a complementing venue.
20. Vale Food Company
Vale Food Company is preparing to open its first Jacksonville location in Brooklyn at 90 Riverside Avenue #603 this month. With locations in Tallahassee, Gainesville and Tampa, Vale is a healthy fast casual restaurant that also offers meal plan delivery and catering.
For more information: https://www.valefoodco.com/
21. Baptist Medical Center New Central Identity and Entrance Experience
A parking garage is being demolished at the campus of Baptist Medical Center in order for the development of a new central identity and entrance experience along Palm Avenue.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/baptist-health-plans-massive-downtown-expansion/