Jacksonville Citibook by chrstphr

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FACTS:
2006 POPULATION:
City of Jacksonville – 846,241 Jacksonville Region – 1,420,955 Median Age - 35 0 to 17 . . . . .26.6% 18 to 34 . . . .22.8% 35 to 44 . . . .15.2% 45 to 59 . . . .20.4% 60 to 74 . . . .10.4% 75+ . . . . . . . .4.7%

JACKSONVILLE

MILLAGE RATE OF 18.5755 IS THE LOWEST, OF
JACKSONVILLE’S ANY

MAJOR CITY IN THE STATE.

WEALTH:
Average Household Income: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$61,307 Total Retail Demand: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12.6 Billion Percent Retail Demand Growth (2006 – 2011): . . . .27.3% Total Banking Deposits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23 Billion

EMPLOYMENT:
Regional Labor Force: 720,000 Unemployment rate: 3.4%

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JACKSONVILLE
TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE
SPONSORED BY:

1 West Adams Street, Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 630-1858
www.jaxdevelopment.org

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A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
Jacksonville is the business, cultural and entertainment center of Northeast Florida.

INTRODUCTION
Now is one of the most exciting times in the history of Downtown Jacksonville.

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214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 120 Jacksonville, FL 32202 Main Office Phone: (904) 634-0303 Main Office Fax: (904) 634-8988 Downtown Ambassadors: (904) 465-7980

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PLAYGROUNDS

www.DowntownJacksonville.org.

From the winning touchdown to a jog in the park, Downtown Jacksonville has a variety of choices to activate your lifestyle.

PUBLISHED BY:

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VENUES
River atmosphere, city life, Southern culture and cosmopolitan cuisine make Downtown Jacksonville an ideal site for a distinguished array of cultural and entertainment events.
a division of RENI Publishing’s

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ON THE MOVE

From getting into Downtown to moving around, we understand that parking and transportation are key components to a workable neighborhood

Jim Phillips, Publisher
jphillips@frej.net

150 Third Street, SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880 800.274.2812
www.frej.net

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BROOKLYN BEAT

Brooklyn is buzzing with redevelopment momentum and for good reason.

DOWNTOWN LIVING

Life is more up tempo in Downtown Jacksonville, where residents spend less time commuting and more time enjoying life.

DESIGNED BY:

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GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

Downtown Jacksonville is bustling with new development activity and there is room for even more growth in the 1,760-acre, 300-block urban core.

George Byfield, Creative Director
gbyfield@j2creativegroup.com

Michelle Jerla, Designer
mjerla@j2creativegroup.com

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INTRODUCTION
NOW IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING TIMES IN THE HISTORY OF DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE! All the pieces of a true urban renaissance are coming together and we want you to be part of it. Downtown Jacksonville is the cultural, entertainment and economic center of the Northeast Florida region and we are working together every day to make it the most attractive, vibrant and resident-friendly location in Florida. Downtown offers residences to suit every lifestyle including ultra-modern lofts, luxury penthouses, cozy townhouses and historic apartments.With more than $3.5 billion in new developments completed, under construction or proposed in downtown, there are even more options on the horizon. Downtown residents have front-row seats to the abundant choices of entertainment and natural amenities that the urban core has to offer, and are just minutes from the sandy beaches. Home of the NFL Jaguars and professional baseball, and the setting for a variety of other professional and college events such as the annual Florida-Georgia Football Classic, the $300-million Downtown Sports Complex is a great attraction. We are certain that residents and visitors alike will also enjoy the world-class cultural offerings such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, the Museum of Science and History and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and outstanding cultural venues like the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts and the historic Florida and Ritz Theatres. The picturesque St. Johns River is our most important Downtown asset and expanding marine amenities and green spaces in the heart of the “River City” are a top strategic priority.We have invested in a 2.5-mile Riverwalk and worked hard to provide public access to the riverfront throughout Downtown. Improving urban walkability is an objective of our streetscaping, signage and lighting improvement programs. Facilitation of redevelopment and adaptive reuse of historic structures has contributed greatly to the character of Downtown. Overall, our organizational initiatives have made Downtown more accessible, inviting and charming for everyone. The City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (JEDC) and Downtown Vision, Inc. look forward to continuing our cooperative efforts to make Downtown the place to be for residents, visitors and businesses. We hope that you will come and enjoy the beauty of our waterfront, experience the multitude of entertainment options and find yourself at home in Downtown Jacksonville.
Ronald D. Barton Executive Director JEDC Terry Lorince Executive Director Downtown Vision, Inc.

SINCERELY,

Mayor John Peyton City of Jacksonville

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ABOUT THE JEDC

 

THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

(JEDC) works to promote a healthy and vibrant Downtown environment through its official roles as Community Redevelopment Agency, Master Developer of the Downtown DRI and Downtown Zoning Overlay Manager. The JEDC is committed to being a facilitator of future real estate development and a proactive partner of existing investors in Downtown. In addition to its Downtown initiatives, the JEDC directs citywide business recruitment efforts, the administration of local and state incentives, the Film and Television Board, the Sports and Entertainment Board and the development of Cecil Commerce Center. All of these efforts enable the JEDC to accomplish its mission of developing and executing policies that result in sustainable job growth, rising personal incomes and a broader tax base throughout Northeast Florida. Visit the JEDC at www.jaxdevelopment.org or call (904) 630-1858.

DOWNTOWN VISION, INC.

 

Ready to give directions, answer questions, provide assistance, or walk you to your destination, the DOWNTOWN AMBASSADORS are Jacksonville’s Downtown hospitality and information team. Ambassadors are easily identified in their bright orange shirts and pith helmets as they walk and bike throughout Downtown Jacksonville, day and night. The Downtown Ambassadors began operation in October 2001 with a staff of 12, split into two shifts,

working Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ambassadors focus on being a hospitality presence and an extra set of eyes and ears on the street, and are sure to make your day brighter! Welcome to Downtown - How can we help you? To contact a Downtown Ambassador, dial (904) 465-7980.

DOWNTOWN VISION, INC. (DVI) is the 501(c)6 Downtown improvement organization that manages the Downtown Improvement District, a ninety-block neighborhood in which property owners tax themselves to make their community cleaner, safer and more vibrant. Our mission is to build and maintain a healthy and vibrant Downtown community and to promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, and play. We are making Downtown cleaner, safer and friendlier, promoting the Downtown area, addressing parking and transportation issues, creating a positive Downtown experience, serving as a source for information about Downtown, and advocating the interests of district businesses and property owners. The Downtown Jacksonville Improvement District contains 420 properties and is bounded by Prudential Drive, Church Street, Market Street and Broad Street. For more information on how Downtown Vision, Inc. can help you, please contact us at (904) 634-0303 or visit us online at www.DowntownJacksonville.org.

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A RIVER

RUNS
DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE AT A
• $3.5 billion in development completed, under construction or proposed • 55,000 workers • 1,200 businesses • 2 Fortune 500 headquarters • 7.2 million net rentable square feet of commercial office space • Nearly 1,600 residences • Over 90 restaurants • 25 cultural and entertainment venues • 2.5 miles of waterfront trail along the St. Johns River

GLANCE

THROUGH IT

DIVIDED INTO THE NORTHBANK AND SOUTHBANK BY THE MAGNIFICENT ST. JOHNS RIVER, DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE IS THE BUSINESS, ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURAL CENTER OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA.

It is home to 55,000 workers, over 1,200 businesses and is the headquarters of two Fortune 500 companies. Downtown accounts for 14 percent of the employment base in Duval County and 10 percent of the employment in the region. With over 7.2 million net rentable square feet of commercial space, Downtown is the largest office submarket in the region. As the cultural and entertainment center of Northeast Florida, Downtown Jacksonville receives over 16 million visits per year. Downtown attractions include the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jacksonville Suns, numerous special events, and the Jacksonville Landing, as well as eight museums and galleries, 18 performing arts and entertainment venues, over 90 restaurants and the magnificent St. Johns River. The past few years have seen a tremendous revitalization of Downtown, with nearly $3.5 billion in public and private investments proposed, under construction or completed, including 644 completed residential units, multiple cultural and entertainment venues, and three major civic buildings. Various programs have been developed by the City of Jacksonville to encourage revitalization, including a focus on housing and expanded development on the riverfront. To date, Downtown Jacksonville has over 1,500 residential units available for purchase or lease, with an additional 1,000 units under construction, and nearly 6,000 units under discussion. Downtown also boasts over 6 miles of riverfront, of which 2.5 miles are lined with the Riverwalk, including the completed Riverwalk expansion on the Northbank from the CSX building to the Fuller Warren Bridge. RAVE REVIEWS
“Progress is evident everywhere in Downtown Jacksonville. Our proactive, thoughtful approach to enabling quality development and redevelopment is turning vision into action.” – Robert M. Rhodes, Foley and Lardner, LLP and JEDC Chairman

FULLER WARREN BRIDGE

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BOASTS OVER

6 MILES OF RIVERFRONT,

OF WHICH 2.5 MILES ARE LINED WITH THE RIVERWALK.

MAIN STREET BRIDGE

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ACTIVATE YOUR LIFESTYLE.

A VARIETY OF PLAYGROUNDS
FROM THE WINNING TOUCHDOWN TO A JOG IN THE PARK, DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE HAS A VARIETY OF CHOICES TO

Visit the Sports Complex, where the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the NFL’s greats, or hop over to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville to cheer for Jacksonville’s AA home team, the Jacksonville Suns. You won’t want to miss any of Downtown’s signature sporting events, including the Gator Bowl, Florida-Georgia Weekend or the ACC Football and Baseball Championships. Downtown is also home to over 50 acres of parks and recreation space, including Hemming Plaza, two riverwalks and the 200 year-old Treaty Oak. Grab the family and have a picnic under the inviting branches of the Treaty Oak, a live oak tree that stands 60 feet tall and has a circumference of 20 feet, or grab a bite at the weekly Downtown Farmers’ Market in Hemming Plaza. If you’re looking to keep fit, take a jog along the St. Johns, where over 2.5 miles of Riverwalk, the Main Street Bridge and the Acosta Bridge provide a spectacular backdrop - and a challenge! - for daily exercisers. As the centerpiece of Downtown, the St. Johns River is host to several annual events, including the Jacksonville Light Parade, several stunning fireworks displays and the Tall Ship Festival. Several river cruises are also available on the Lady St. John, the Jacksonville Princess and the Annabelle Lee. For those with their own boats, public docking is available at the Jacksonville Landing and Metropolitan Park, so put up your sails and cruise on Downtown! Downtown is fun for the whole family, and we have the parks to prove it. For a fun day in the sun and a bit of inspiration, check out Cancer Survivors Park, featuring scale replicas of each of Jacksonville’s seven bridges spanning a pond shaped like the St. Johns River. For those with more energy to burn, Kids Kampus is the place to be. Full of engaging playscapes and mini Jacksonville landmarks, this 10-acre recreational facility entices children with bright and colorful climbing, digging and sliding equipment - all with an educational twist. So whether your game is major league football or school yard tag, Downtown’s got enough fun for everyone.

RAVE REVIEWS
“It is an exciting time to be involved in a development project in Downtown. The investment that the City has made both in terms of economic development and event promotion has generated a surge in interest for high-rise residential. Our buyers at The St. John are ready for a change. They have enjoyed the suburban lifestyle for many years but now want more social interaction, ease of maintenance and travel and proximity to cultural venues and great dining. No other location in Jacksonville offers more to do within a short walk or drive than the Southbank. This is especially true for The St. John given our location on the river and only a block off of San Marco Blvd.” - Walter O’Shea, Vice President, Hines

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EXPERIENCE THE ABSTRACT - VISIT THE CONCRETE
RIVER ATMOSPHERE, CITY LIFE, SOUTHERN CULTURE AND COSMOPOLITAN CUISINE MAKE DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE AN IDEAL SITE FOR A DISTINGUISHED ARRAY OF CULTURAL AND ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS.

With over 16 million visits per year, Downtown Jacksonville is Northeast Florida’s cultural and entertainment center. A stunning example of 1920’s fantasy architecture, the historic Florida Theatre features over 200 shows a year, ranging from lively concerts to children’s theatre. The state-of-the-art Times Union Center for the Performing Arts is home to the FCCJ Artist Series, featuring world-renowned shows, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, which has played with music icons including Luciano Pavarotti and Duke Ellington. The historic Ritz Theatre is dedicated to African-American art, drama and music, and the riverfront beauty of Metropolitan Park attracts such acts as Willie Nelson, James Taylor and Bob Dylan. The newly constructed, 16,000-seat Veterans Memorial Arena attracts over 400,000 visits per year for acts as varied as Prince, Keith Urban and Disney on Ice. Downtown Jacksonville is also home to some of Jacksonville’s finest museums. From the stunning contemporary exhibits at MOCA Jacksonville to the educational (and fun!) experiences at the Museum of Science & History to the remarkable history on display at the LaVilla Museum, the Jacksonville Maritime Museum and the Jacksonville Historical Museum, there’s something to engage the whole family. Annual special events and festivals, such as the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Jacksonville Film Festival and the Jacksonville Light Parade, draw thousands of patrons each year. Downtown Jacksonville also features some of the finest and funkiest restaurants in Northeast Florida. From the upscale dining available at LaCena, Juliette’s, Ruth’s Chris and more, to the urban atmosphere of Burrito Gallery, Chew and Cafe Nola @ MOCA, Downtown has options for the choosiest of palates. For a variety of flavors in one easy stop, check out the Jacksonville Landing, which is home to over 20 restaurants and eateries.
“Downtown Jacksonville is transforming into the most sought after address in the region. People not familiar with this market will be amazed by the changes occurring every day.” – George Moore, Vice President, Kuhn Companies

Bars and nightlife also thrive in Downtown Jacksonville. Barhop between Mark’s, TSI and The Bay Street Dive Bar on E. Bay Street, groove to live music at London Bridge Eatery & Pub or De Real Ting Cafe, or rock out to the latest bands at Thee Imperial. Dance the night away at Twisted Martini or Club Paris or relax to some of Jacksonville’s best jazz at Simon’s Wine Bar. For those craving a fun and interactive experience, check out Boomtown Subterranea for Mad Cowford Improv Comedy or the restaurant’s weekly Sing-A-Long. You’ll need multiple personalities to enjoy all Downtown has to offer, so don’t miss the fun. For us, it’s just a normal night in the neighborhood.

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RAVE REVIEWS

MUSEUMS&GALLERIES

PERFORMING ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT

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Gallery 1037 Gallery L Jacksonville Historical Center Jacksonville Maritime Museum MOCA Jacksonville Museum of Science & History Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum The Art Center at The Carling

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CAFE NOLA

CASUALDINING

ALLTEL Stadium Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Boomtown Subterranea Florida Theatre Friday Musicale Jacksonville Expo Center at the Fairgrounds Metropolitan Park Prime Osborn Convention Center Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum The Jacksonville Landing Times Union Center for Performing Arts Veterans Memorial Arena

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bb’s Chart House Juliette’s La Cena Ristorante Morton’s Plaza III Steakhouse River City Brewing Co. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Simon’s - A Wine Bar The Wine Cellar American Cafe American Grill Benny’s Steak & Seafood Boomtown Subterranea Burrito Gallery Café Nola @ MOCA Chew Casa Dora Italian Restaurant Copper Cellar Grille & Tavern Dona Maria’s Mexican Cantina & Grill Hooters Koja Sushi London Bridge Eatery & Pub Mongo’s Flat Hot Grill Mudville Grille River’s Edge Cafe Tailgate Bar & Grill Trellises Restaurant Vito’s Italian Restaurant Zodiac Grill Burrito Gallery Club Paris Copper Cellar Grille & Tavern Currents Lounge Deep Blue De Real Ting Cafe Fanny’s Hooters Juliette’s Kartouche La Cena Wine Bar London Bridge Eatery & Pub Mark’s Mudville Grille Players Sports Bar River City Brewing Co. Sherwood’s Bar Simon’s - A Wine Bar Tailgate Bar & Grill The Bay Street Dive Bar Thee Imperial TSI Twisted Martini

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For more information on any of these venues, visit

DowntownJacksonville

www. .org

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ON THE MOVE

FROM GETTING INTO DOWNTOWN TO MOVING AROUND, WE UNDERSTAND THAT PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION ARE KEY COMPONENTS TO A WORKABLE NEIGHBORHOOD. Downtown Jacksonville is located at the juncture of two major interstates, I-95 and I-10, and is accessible from five major bridges. Jacksonville International Airport is a convenient 19-minute drive from Downtown or hop on the JIA Express to catch a direct shuttle ride from Downtown to the airport. There are almost as many ways to get to Downtown as there are things to do when you get here. We appreciate the need to make it easy to get into Downtown, and Jacksonville has spent the past few years improving main arteries into Downtown - including Riverside Avenue, Hendricks Avenue, San Marco Boulevard and State and Union Streets. Additionally, the Florida Department of Transportation is currently upgrading the I-95/I-10 interchange, which will also improve access to the urban core. Once you’re here, it’s not difficult to find a place to park. Downtown Jacksonville boasts over 17,000 public parking spaces and 22,000 private parking spaces, and, at an average of $65 per month and $12 per day, has parking rates well below the national average. Approximately 1,600 metered parking spaces serve the needs of short-term users, and peripheral parking spaces supplemented with public transit provide convenient, inexpensive employee parking. Three free public trolleys, managed by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), currently serve Downtown Jacksonville, shuttling riders to such busy areas as the Jacksonville Landing, the Sports Complex, Hemming Plaza and the Convention Center. Additionally, Downtown Jacksonville is home to the Automated Skyway Express, also managed by JTA. This Skyway system serves eight major areas of Downtown, including the publicly-owned Kings Avenue Garage on the Southbank. Where there’s water, there are water taxis, and Downtown’s river taxi service provides convenient service between the Northbank and Southbank, seven days a week. No downtown is complete without pedestrians, and making our Downtown more pedestrian-friendly is a key focus of our community. Several proposals are underway to improve Downtown Jacksonville’s pedestrian experience, including traffic calming measures, wayfinding signage, greening and beautification projects, and lighting projects.

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B R O O K LY N I S B U Z Z I N G W I T H R E D E V E L O P M E N T M O M E N T U M A N D F O R G O O D R E A S O N . It is the gateway to Downtown via I-10, bounded by the St. Johns River to the south and strategically positioned between the amenities of Riverside/Avondale to the west and the urban core to the east. Both Miles Development Partners, LLC with its Brooklyn Park development and Hallmark Partners, LLC with its 200 Riverside development are invested in the Brooklyn vision. These two proposed, mixed-use projects will add approximately 1,500 new residential units, 225,000 square feet of office space and 44,000 square feet of retail space. Couple this with the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission’s plans to encircle and connect the area with a new park system featuring a creekside trail and lush open spaces along McCoy’s Creek, and the Brooklyn area will be transformed in to a chic urban neighborhood. Hallmark Partners’ 200 Riverside mixed-use development is a sleek take on urban living. With on-site amenities such as retail, restaurants and green spaces, 200 Riverside will be a popular address. In addition to 200 residential units, the future development will also offer Class A office space and a hotel. Urbanites making their home in Brooklyn Park will delight in the attention to detail found in the development’s future residential, retail and hotel components. This six-block, pedestrian-friendly development will feature hundreds of residential units with ground level retail. There are numerous outdoor gathering areas woven throughout the project, where neighbors can meet with friends or make new ones. Miles Development Partners Vice President of Development Jason Perry believes, “Brooklyn is poised to be Downtown’s next great neighborhood because all of the ingredients are coming together here – open spaces, a beautiful river, shopping, high quality homes. Combine this with an incredible location just blocks from the center of Downtown, convenient access to I-95 and I-10 and you can’t ask for anything more.” RAVE REVIEWS
“The Downtown Jacksonville housing market will be growing exponentially in the next five years to meet the demands of new residents wanting to have an urban lifestyle. Brooklyn Park looks forward to meeting this demand.” - Jason Perry, Vice President of Development, Miles Development Partners

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RAVE REVIEWS
“Downtown offers our employees and visitors great proximity to the major transportation, hotel, and support services needed to support our business and headquarters. The improving walkability of Downtown and its riverfront are an attractive aspect of being a Downtown office user.” – Steve Crosby, President - CSX Real Property, Inc. and Chair, Downtown Vision, Inc.

DOWNTOWN AT WORK
BUSINESSES CHOSE DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE BECAUSE OF ITS CENTRAL LOCATION, AMENITIES AND STRATEGIC ADVANTAGES. The Downtown area is also the beneficiary of several business incentive overlays including Community Redevelopment Areas, a Brownfield area, an Enterprise Zone and an Empowerment Zone. These designations, state and local public investment programs, and the third lowest tax burden in the nation make Downtown Jacksonville the smart choice for business. New businesses to Downtown will find one of the healthiest office markets in Florida with more than seven million square feet of commercial space, reasonable lease rates and a vacancy rate of 14.8 percent.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS THAT LIGHT-UP THE

DOWNTOWN SKYLINE
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BAPTIST HOSPITAL • BLUE CROSS/ BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA • AETNA • FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL • CSX • BELLSOUTH • WACHOVIA • MODIS • BANK OF AMERICA • PRUDENTIAL • SUNTRUST • BB&T • ST. JOE COMPANY

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DEVELOPMENT
DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE IS BUSTLING WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY AND THERE IS ROOM FOR EVEN MORE GROWTH IN THE 1,760-ACRE, 300-BLOCK URBAN CORE. Developers are proving the market with new project announcements happening almost weekly, as the construction crane becomes Downtown’s official bird. In fact, the JEDC Design Review Committee reviewed more than $1.5 billion in new real estate developments including approximately 7,000 residential units, 1,200 hotel rooms and 700,000 square feet of office space – in just the past year. Promoting a healthy and vibrant Downtown by supporting this new growth is a top priority for the City of Jacksonville, the JEDC and DVI. Strengthening Downtown’s distinct corridors and putting land to its highest and best use are themes which guide the development of Downtown. Improved zoning overlays and a streamlined development process are instruments being used to build critical mass in Downtown. The JEDC is also seeking to encourage workforce housing through the formation of a public investment strategy that will subsidize development costs and work with existing City programs to assist qualified buyers. The City of Jacksonville is continuing with its short and long-term plans to move public sector activities off of prime waterfront and centralize them into the central core of Downtown’s northbank near Hemming Plaza. The new $95-million Jacksonville Main Library, new $80-million Federal Courthouse, new 1,350-space parking garage and the proposed five-block, $260-million Duval County Courthouse are evidence of this commitment to centralizing government activities and significant investment in Downtown.

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TOWN
The Jacksonville Downtown Master Plan’s guiding principles: improve access to river banks and create a greenway; develop clearly defined downtown districts; develop pedestrian links; encourage well-designed, adequate, strategically placed parking; recognize open space as a valuable asset; provide a system of connected public open spaces; and establish downtown as a 24-hour city, guide development in Downtown Jacksonville.The recently completed $1.4-million Bay Street Town Center improvements adding landscaping and sidewalk beatification to encourage ground-level activity is just one example. Preserving the character of Downtown through adaptive reuse of historic structures is supported through historic preservation grants.The Laura Street Trio is a collection of three historic structures, including the oldest remaining bank building in Downtown. The Kuhn Companies $29.3-million renovation of the buildings will bring back into use approximately 85,000 square feet of office and retail space. Plans also include the construction of a 1,050-space parking garage. Large mixed-use projects will also have a dramatic effect on Downtown. The Shipyards, a 40-acre, $450-million, mixed-use development will change the skyline and riverfront of the Northbank. Upon completion, the Shipyards will include approximately 660 residential units, 1 million square feet of office space, 350 hotel rooms and 100,000 square feet of retail. This resort-style community will include Shipyards Pier Park, which as the name implies, will feature a 700-foot pier extending into the St. Johns River, as well as, more than 200 marina slips. The face of the Southbank will change remarkably with two large mixed-use projects valued at more than $700-million.The San Marco Riverwalk Village and the San Marco Riverfront District will add approximately 4,000 residential units, 500 hotel rooms, 440,000 square feet of retail space, 215,000 square feet of office space and 300 marina slips. Riverside Avenue in the Brooklyn area of Downtown is fast becoming a highly sought-after business address offering riverfront views to new and expanding businesses. Fidelity National Financial recently made a $77-million investment on Riverside Avenue to build a new office building totaling 286,000 square feet and a 680-space parking garage. Approximately 3,200 people are employed at this location. Riverside Avenue Partners is constructing a new 13-story, 227,000-square-foot office building just down the street from the Fidelity project and the St. Joe Company recently completed its 140,000-square-foot, $24-million headquarters complete with dock and Riverwalk access.

GROWTH

RAVE REVIEWS
“As Chairman of the JEDC Downtown Retail Task Force, I see a vibrant Downtown evolving over the next few years. Coupled with the interests of property owners plans, the initiatives of the JEDC and DVI will result in a vibrant Downtown with even more special events, cultural venues, entertainment and new retail.” – Ben Carter, President, Ben Carter Properties, LLC

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1. Community First Credit Union 2. LaVilla Medical Office Complex (Phase I) 3. Lee and Cates Warehouse Expansion 4. Harmony Dental Laboratory 5. United States Federal Courthouse 6. St. Joe Company Headquarters 7. Trophy Center 8. Aetna Parking Facility 9. Home Street Lofts 10. JEA GIS Facility 11. JTA Trolley Surface Parking Lot 12. Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville 13. Berkman Plaza (Phase I) 14. MOCA - Jacksonville 15. First Baptist Church Welcome Center 16. 100 North Laura 17. W. A. Knight Building Lofts 18. Alltel Stadium 19. 841 Prudential Building 20. Coffman, Coleman, Andrews & Grogan Law Firm 21. Fidelity National Financial 22. U Store It 23. Clara White Mission 24. JEA Chilled Water Facility 25. Federal Building 26. Dyal Upchurch Building 27. Holmes Building 28. Hutchison-Suddath Building 29. Former Eclate Jazz Club 30. Cathedral Town Homes 31. Community Connections 32. Veteran’s Memorial Arena 33. Amsterdam Café 34. VM Arena Parking Garage 35. Adams Street Station 36. Baptist NICU 37. Baptist MC Clinical Services Building 38. 11 East 39. The Carling 40. Main Library 41. Main Library Parking Garage 42. 752 West Adams 43. Elkins Constructors 44. Sports Complex Parking Garage 45. JEA Chilled Water Facility 46. Dialysis Clinic 47. Hallmark Properties 48. St. Johns Center 49. Berkman Plaza (Phase II) 50. Snyder Memorial Building 51. Duval County Courthouse 52. San Marco Riverwalk District 53. Miles Development Partners 54. Jacksonville Landing 55. Laura Street Trio 56. 16:flat 57. Haverty’s Building 58. Old Federal Courthouse 59. Sax Seafood 60. San Marco Place 61. Home Street Lofts (Phase II) 62. Shipyards 63. Courthouse Garage 64. Fidelity National Financial 65. Riverside Partners 66. LaVilla Partners (Phase II) 67. Brewster Hospital 68. 605 West Beaver Street 69. Ashley Oaks 70. Genovar’s Hall 71. Maceo’s Lodge 72. Lee and Cates Glass Headquarters 73. Metropolitan Loft Apartments 74. 323 Duval 75. Elks Building 76. Lerner Building 77. Former Hayden Burns Library 78. Churchwell Lofts 79. St. Johns Point 80. The St. Johns Hotel and Residences 81. San Marco Riverwalk 82. Synovus Bank 83. The St. John 84. Lofts at East Union 85. Barnett Bank Building 86. River Watch at City Centre 87. Ed Ball Building 88. JTA Transportation Center

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