Emerald Trail Tier 1, Hogan Street Connector

Previously envisioned by the City of Jacksonville within the proposal for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Hogan Street Connector provides a missing connection between the Hogan Creek Greenway trail and the Northbank Riverwalk. The proposed trail begins on the northern end at Hogans Creek and interacts with the Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) campus as a shared-use street. The Hogan Street segment within Downtown will  become an elevated cycle track along the west side of Hogan Street adjacent to the pedestrian sidewalk. The one-way roadway of Hogan Street will be modified to remove one of the two travel lanes. This proposed roadway modification and elevated cycle track design is proposed from W. State Street south to Bay Street. The suggested design standard of the elevated cycle track is to create a safe and inviting pedestrian and bicycle dominated corridor.

The final block from Water Street to the Northbank Riverwalk will have the cycle track and pedestrian area transition into a shared-use side path.

Emerald Trail, Artist Walk

This Emerald Trail segment is the Artist Walk linear park space under the Fuller Warren Bridge from the St. Johns River across Riverside Avenue, Park Street, and College Street, ending at Riverside Park.  The Artist Walk will include the multi-use trail connection, parking, pedestrian corridors, landscaping and other park amenities. It will support the Riverside Arts Market, which has been open between the river and Riverside Avenue since 2009, and a much needed public space for the COJ.

Two-Way Street Conversions

In 2015, the City of Jacksonville adopted a revised Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) plan for the Northbank of Downtown, which includes a specific project for the reintroduction of two-way street systems within the Northbank. Subsequent Mobility Plan Updates and other transportation projects have consistently carried forward this directive and funds have been set aside within the CRA to begin implementation. The return to two way streets and resulting slower speeds are shown to stimulate economic growth and increase property values; facilitate more efficient use of on-street parking and ride share; enhance retail visibility and promote retail occupancy rates and success; improve walkability and increase pedestrian safety and pedestrian activity on the sidewalk; and increase residential demand and perceived quality of life for residents.

Forsyth Street and Adams Street are both identified as streets prioritized within the CRA Plan for two-way conversion. Segments of both streets lie within DIA’s targeted dining districts and their conversion to two-way streets complements other public and private redevelopment efforts.

The design phase of this project is underway.

Park Street Road Diet

This project provides modifications to existing roadway infrastructure within the Brooklyn Neighborhood to enhance pedestrian and bicycle connectivity and improve vehicular safety.  Improvements include adding a cycle track (2-way bicycle traffic), on street parking, expanded sidewalk areas, reduced roadway widths for safer pedestrian crossings and the addition of street trees. The design intent for Park Street will provide a more multi-modal street within the urban core linking LaVilla and the Regional Transportation Center with the Five Points and Riverside neighborhoods.  Enhanced pedestrian experiences will also promote economic development along the corridor. This project will connect Park Street to the Emerald Trail Model Project as well as McCoys Creek Greenway.

The Shipyards

In partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Iguana Investments, a $2.5 billion world-class, mixed-use district will surround the downtown Jacksonville Shipyards. The development will create a vibrant neighborhood dedicated to bringing first-class amenities and experiences together 365 days a year just feet away from TIAA Bank Field, Daily’s Place, Veterans Memorial Arena and the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The master development plan spans 4.25 million square feet of best-in-class dining, entertainment, retail, office, hotels and luxury residential living.

The Doro

Georgia-based Rise Properties LLC plans to develop an 8-story, mixed-use development that will add 247 apartments to the Sports and Entertainment District. The project will include a rooftop pool, approximately 7,000 square feet of combined first floor and rooftop retail, and a seven-story parking deck. A feature wall will incorporate materials and architectural features that were found on the original Doro building. The former Forsyth Street right-of-way adjacent to the site is expected to create a destination for outdoor social activities including markets, culture, and entertainment all year around.

Investment: To be Determined

Southbank Riverwalk

Bordering the St. Johns River, this boardwalk is usually filled with joggers, tourists, folks sitting on benches, and lovers walking hand-in-hand, all of them watching the riverboats, the shorebirds, and downtown’s skyline reflected in the water. Here you can also find the water taxi dock near Chart House available for kayak launch.

About the Southbank Riverwalk Extension:
Approximately 1,900 feet of new riverfront bulkhead; a top of bank extension of the Southbank Riverwalk (approximately 1,900 linear feet); approximately 1,255 linear feet of new boardwalk; approximately 1,650 linear feet of new overland trail; parks with approximately 820 linear feet of river frontage and related amenities; a new water taxi stop; extensions of existing roadways and new roadways with enhanced sidewalks, enhanced landscaping, bike-lanes and on-street parking; and other facilities

Residence Inn by Marriott

Residence Inn by Marriott is on the rise in Brooklyn.

The city issued permits for Pinkerton & Law Construction of Orlando Inc. to build the almost $10.2 million project at 357 Oak St.

Permits show it is a 136-room, seven-story hotel on 1.8 acres. It comprises 120,185 square feet.

Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

The Museum of Science & History is a museum in Jacksonville, Florida. It is a private, non-profit institution located on the Southbank Riverwalk, and the city’s most visited museum. It specializes in science and local history exhibits. After seeing the excitement at the museum make sure to come and check out our great educational merchandise. You will be able to find science kits, minerals, plush animals, books, t-shirts, and much more!

The Museum of Science & History is seeking $80 million in public, private and community funding to renovate and expand its 50-year-old campus on Jacksonville’s Southbank. MOSH said the project will expand square footage from 77,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet, reorient the entry toward the St. Johns River and enhance the range and capacities for exhibits, installations, programming, educational alignment and immersive experiences with the latest technology. MOSH said the improvements will include a café on the park; a rooftop conference center and event space; and “Maker Spaces” and innovation labs. The exhibition areas will increase by 200 percent and will showcase Northeast Florida’s cultural, natural and innovation ecosystems, it said. Interactive displays, such as the River Table and simulated aquifer system, will provide guests with experiential learning opportunities. The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium also will also be renovated.

Event Booking:
The Museum of Science & History offers a dynamic backdrop for your next event. Imagine introducing your new business plan on the planetarium’s 60-foot dome or ringing in the New Year on the MOSH rooftop as fireworks* light up the skyline. The possibilities are endless!

Lot J

The proposed first phase of Lot J comprises a 300-unit residential tower, 200-room hotel, 120,000-square-foot Class A office tower and a Live! Entertainment District.