The Bread & Board Restaurant & Marketplace

This project includes the build out of a full-service restaurant and market space operation. This property is the northernmost of the two buildings acquired by VyStar in 2019 at the intersection of Bay Street and Laura Street to serve as its headquarters location. The property has undergone extensive renovation and the location of this restaurant in the ground floor facing this highly trafficked intersection is an integral component to the VyStar commitment to bring activity into the downtown corridor for the benefit of downtown workers, residents and visitors.

This project is a recipient of the DIA’s Food and Beverage Retail Enhancement Program. Learn more about the program here:

The restaurant will offer a variety of service levels ranging from grab-and-go freshly prepared items, and bakery items prepared on premises, to counter service for quick serve options, along with “waiter service in the dining room and bar area full time at this location, with bussers and bartenders with counter service / pick-up only.” The hours of operation proposed will start at 7:00 AM each weekday as well as 10:00 on Saturday and Sunday, continuing through 10:00 PM six days per week and 9:00 PM on Sunday evenings. These hours satisfy and surpass the opening requirements as found in the FAB-REP guidelines.

Total seating is designed for 150 patrons. A unique feature relevant to the goals of the FAB-REP for street-front activation is the corner space directly facing the intersection of Bay and Laura Streets which will feature large windows that open completely creating an indoor

Ruby Beach Brewing

This project includes the build out of a commercial microbrewery and brew pub operation with outdoor beer garden space at 228 E. Forsyth Street (a/k/a The Letter Shop) and the adjacent parking lot space at 230 E. Forsyth Street.

Ruby Beach Brewing is a specialty craft brewery that is relocating from its Jacksonville Beach location of the past five years to downtown Jacksonville. Ruby Beach will bring a twenty-four (24) tap rotating lineup of premium, unique microbrews in its tap room. Signature brews from Ruby Beach use 100% juice purees, local, fresh, culinary enhanced ingredients and grain milled in-house. Incorporating trends such as lower ABV and a more health conscience beer are among the operating plans for the current year.

The retail/public space comprises a 1,278 square foot taproom, a 440 square foot outdoor patio/beer garden, and 2,557 square feet upstairs meeting space to be finished and used for weddings, family events, corporate events, art showings, pop-up markets and similar events.

This project is a recipient of the DIA’s Food and Beverage Retail Enhancement Program. Learn more about the program here:

Emerald Trail Tier 1, Model Project

The first phase of the Emerald Trail is the Model Project, the 1.3-mile connection between the south end of the existing S-Line Rail Link to the intersection of Park Street and Stonewall Street, near the Convention Center. The concept of the model project is to quickly build a portion of the trail that will be highly utilized and will offer the community a tangible example of what the finished Emerald Trail can be. The Model Project design is nearing completion and construction will begin fall 2020. The Model Project is expected to be complete fall 2021.

The St. Johns River Park & Friendship Fountain

St. Johns River Park, located on the Southbank waterfront between the Main Street and Acosta bridges and home to Friendship Fountain is undergoing a major transformation. Through careful curation, a more vibrant year-round public space will take shape over the next two years. Built around the theme Exploring the St. Johns River, plans for the Southbank’s iconic St. Johns River Park and Friendship Fountain call for a botanical garden, a themed play park, a splash pad, concessions and fountain upgrades. The node will tell the story of the indigenous Timucuan people, Ribault’s landing in 1562 and the Ft. Caroline settlement, and botanist and horticulturist John Bartram’s travels through Jacksonville.

The park’s centerpiece, Friendship Fountain, will remain the focal point dramatically representing both the massive flow of the river and its’ ever-changing moods and patterns. The three existing rings of jets will remain, but the addition of new accent jets, lighting, and speakers will allow for production of spectacular water shows. The Downtown Investment Authority is further enhancing the experience through production of a fountain projection show and facilitating coordinated programming of the fountain, projection on the façade of the Performing Arts Center across the river, and lighting on the Acosta Bridge. The fountain shows will entertain residents and visitors nightly. Work is now underway.

Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower

When completed in early 2021, the new building will serve as the new front entrance to both Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, which provide our region with highly specialized tertiary and quaternary services, including pediatric trauma care.

The building is designed to make it easy for patients and visitors to find their way anywhere in the medical center, as well as to increase visibility and accessibility from I-95. To enhance convenience and safety, it will be linked directly to the medical center’s new multi-level parking deck by a skybridge over Palm Avenue.

“This new building will be our new ‘front door,’ essentially reorienting our entire campus,” said Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Hospital President Michael Mayo. “We intend to create an extraordinary patient and family experience for all who enter.”

Ventures Southbank Apartments

DIA incentivized this development, located on the Southbank by Baptist Health, under the condition that a new 20’ wide multi-use path be provided that connects to an expanded Riverwalk. Both the Riverwalk and multi-use path are going to be designed and constructed by the Developer for the public benefit. The Developer, Southbank Apartment Ventures, LLC., is in the process of building a rental apartment facility which will be eight stories and include 184 residential rental units.

Truist Tower (Formerly BB&T Tower)

Ash Properties has begun renovations of the BB&T Tower Downtown.

Work will include lobby renovations that include furniture, flooring and décor, bringing the common areas “up to a more modern and open look to generate the interest in and excitement of new tenants,” Whitfield said.

TIAA Bank Field

The Jaguars’ home stadium has undergone significant changes and upgrades in its 22-year history. But as many new buildings and designs have come on line around the NFL, Jacksonville is still able to boast one of the most fan-friendly and technologically-advanced stadiums in the league.

The Cool Zone is currently undergoing construction: Shaded outdoor space puts your event in the middle of all the action!

The Cool Zone lives just between the general bowl of EverBank Field and the all new Daily’s Place amphitheater. Newly renovated in 2017, this covered, outdoor area has built in concessions and video technology. It set’s up perfectly for a picnic, corporate gathering, family reunion and many other events.

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Ashley Street Shipping Container Apartments

The $1.2 million JWB Real Estate Capital project brings 18 multifamily units to the 0.13-acre lot located at 412 E. Ashley St. in the Cathedral District. Rents for the roughly 320-square-foot studio apartments will start at $550.

Each shipping container costs between $60,000 and $70,000.