13. LUX Hair Studio
LUX Hair Studio is planned to open this year at 42 West Monroe Street
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/luxhairstudiojax
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 nears completion with 100 apartments and 50,000 square feet of commercial and office space. A $1.5 million build-out of the ground floor for a 5,402 square foot Chase Bank branch location is now underway.
*For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/chase-bank-renovating-branch-space-at-the-barnett-building
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. Lofts at Brooklyn
Several wood frame residences have been razed in anticipation for the construction of the Lofts at Brooklyn. When complete, the estimated $30 million project will add 133 affordable and workforce housing units at the intersection of Jackson and Chelsea Streets.
18. Old County Courthouse and City Hall Annex
The City of Jacksonville has completed its $8 million demolition of two full city blocks formerly occupied by the 7-story Duval County Courthouse and 16-story former City Hall Annex. A new use for the site has not been identified. In the meantime, the City is allowing the urban lawn to be rented for special events.
*For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/lawn-with-a-view-available-for-your-next-event
19. Jacksonville Landing
The City of Jacksonville has successfully evicted tenants of the Jacksonville Landing and fenced off the iconic downtown festival marketplace for demolition. Currently salvaging operations are underway due to the facility’s fixtures and structure being suitable for reuse. Future plans call for an additional $2.25 million to be set aside over the next three years to plan out a lawn for the site. This lawn will set aside two small building pads for future commercial development. An additional $250,000 will be spent on a market study to determine the shape the future building pads and what types of uses could potentially go there.
For more information: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/lennys-lawn-the-grass-field-replacing-the-landing/
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
VyStar Credit Union is in the process of renovating the VyStar Tower (formerly SunTrust Tower) and the adjacent Life of the South building into the credit union’s corporate headquarters. VyStar plans to activate the first floor of both buildings with restaurants, bars and retail space.
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.
25. Brooklyn Place
Ponte Vedra Beach-based The Ferber Company is in the process of building a new 11,500 square foot retail center at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Leila Street. Brooklyn Place’s future tenants include Panera Bread, Chipolte, Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi and Chop Barbershop.
For more information: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/construction-to-begin-next-week-on-riverside-chipotle-panera-bento-and-chop-barbershop