Aging True, a nonprofit organization that provides senior housing services, and Tampa workforce housing developer Blue Sky Communities have been awarded $16.6 million in federal funding to renovate a third Aging True senior apartment building in downtown Jacksonville.
Though it has largely flown under the radar, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and its partners have quietly launched an ambitious bid that could ultimately bring passenger rail back to Downtown Jacksonville, and spark millions in development in the process. First steps are underway with a $35 million federal grant application to update the city's aging freight rail infrastructure. If successful, the improvements could lead the way to restoring a passenger station at the Prime Osborn for the first time in over 40 years, potentially bringing Amtrak, Brightline, and commuter rail downtown. Could it work? Read More
Shad Khan, Iguana and the Jacksonville Jaguars aren't the only party interested in building a convention center in downtown. On August 1, 2018, three development teams responded to the Downtown Investment Authority's Request for Proposals for a convention center, hotel, and parking garage. Here's a brief look at the proposals submitted by Jacobs, Jacksonville Convention Center Partners and Rimrock Devlin - DeBartolo Development, LLC. Let us know what you think! Read More