Miller Electric Sports Performance Center

The $120 million Miller Electric Center is a 125,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility that will be home to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ football operations. It will feature two, full-size outdoor grass practice fields and an indoor field. A fan amenity zone will offer 2,070 covered grandstand seats, concessions, restrooms, pro shop and public art. Miller Electric Center also includes player dining, recovery and medical offerings, football staff offices, weight room, and locker rooms.

Iguana Investments Four Seasons Hotel & Residences and Shipyards Office Tower

In October of 2021, the Jacksonville City Council approved plans for a 176-room Four Seasons hotel with 25 private residences, a 146,282-square-foot class A office tower and City-owned marina. The five-star hotel will tout resort amenities including a pool, spa, ballroom, meeting spaces, signature roof-top restaurant and dining options. The marina will feature a marina support building that contains a ship store, public restaurant, restrooms, and shower facilities.

Plans include a $4 million investment over 20 years to neighboring Metropolitan Park.

Investment $387.6 Million

City Grille & Raw Bar

The former Wine Cellar location will soon be the City Grille & Raw Bar, brought to you by the owners of 11 South in Jacksonville Beach. Scheduled for completion in June 2023, the restaurant will have indoor and outdoor seating to compliment a full bar, extensive wine list and seafood heavy menu.

RiversEdge Parks & Boardwalk

The RiversEdge development will include more than four acres of public park spaces, including a large central riverfront Park, and will tell the story of Jacksonville’s extraordinary medical facilities through art, exercise, gardens and interactive features. Active water access abounds with a marsh boardwalk and an extension of the Southbank Riverwalk, as well as transient boater slips and a kayak launch site.

Northbank Bulkheads

This project includes replacing deteriorating bulkheads along the Northbank. Work on the Jacksonville Performing Arts Center bulkhead was recently completed (2023). Additional improvements to come include the CSX bulkhead, Riverfront Plaza bulkhead, and East of Main Street bulkhead.

Home2Suites by Hilton

Home2 Suites hotel by Hilton is under construction at 600 Park Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Located on a .86-acre parcel, the new six-story, $22 million Home2 Suites will offer 100 rooms, a fitness center, and a street-level restaurant with outdoor dining, landscaping, public art and the redevelopment of an existing parking lot. The project broke ground in October 2022 and is projected to be complete in January 2024.

Hardwicks Bar

Built in 1926, the former location of London Bridge and Burro Bar is undergoing a total renovation which will bring Hardwicks Bar, the first LGBTQIA+ bar to open in Jacksonville in 20 years, according to owner Elias Hionides and operator Tim Hoal.

This $600,000 investment is aided by DIA’s Food and Beverage Retail Enhancement Program. The name is inspired by Jacksonville architect Taylor Hardwick, who designed the Haydon Burns Library, now the Jessie Ball duPont Center, across Ocean Street.

Fincantieri North Florida Shipyards

Fincantieri Group, who employs 19,000 people worldwide, plans to invest $30M and ramp up employment to 300 jobs in Jacksonville by 2028.

The majority of the investment will be a 500-foot drydock arriving in 2023 that can lift a 13,000-ton vessel out of the water compared to the 2,700-ton capacity in place now at the site

Union Terminal Warehouse

Plans for the $57.1 million project include a minimum of 220 workforce and market-rate apartments and 38,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.

St John’s River Park and Friendship Fountain

The Southbank’s Friendship Fountain, designed by visionary architect Taylor Hardwick, opened in 1965 and soon became a photogenic spot for visitors and an iconic landmark for Jacksonville.

It’s changed greatly, though, and the park around it has been whittled down over the years until it’s less than half its original size. It was even put on the Jacksonville Historical Society’s annual list of the most endangered buildings and places in the city, until the fountain was renovated in 2011.

It’s now undergoing another big renovation — something that boosters hope will make it a key part of a network of downtown riverfront attractions designed to make the St. Johns River more than something you just drive over.