The Ritz Theatre and Museum

The Ritz is truly a special place where history’s missing chapters are being restored, where talent is nurtured, and creativity is celebrated. Whether visiting the museum, attending a concert, viewing a film or listening to a lecture, the Ritz has a unique energy that leaves you with a special feeling.

The Ritz will remain open while undergoing upgrades, including upgrades to building systems & security improvements.

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The Ritz Theatre and Museum features an intimate 400-seat theatre with a state-of-the-art sound system, lighting and a performance stage (30’ x 40’). The lobby of the Ritz Theatre is a favorite location for many Jacksonville private events, such as weddings, anniversaries and business meetings. It can comfortably host up to 150 people for a banquet-style event or up to 500 for a cocktail hour. New dance floors for the ultimate dance party! Many community events are hosted at this popular downtown Jacksonville venue throughout the year.

Theatre – 400 seated
Lobby – 150 seated, 500 standing

The Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

The Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, a unique venue that offers unconventional beauty in a setting of grand historic architecture with abundant logistical advantages and first class service.

The Prime Osborn Center will remain open while undergoing upgrade including interior finishes, building systems & security improvements.

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The Center is operated for the City of Jacksonville by SMG, the nation’s foremost private manager of public assembly facilities.

A LITTLE HISTORY… Where trains once ran on time, events now run like clockwork; and conventions, glittering shows and Grand Galas have replaced the bustle of a great railroad terminal. Opening in 1919, the Jacksonville Union Terminal was the rail Gateway to Florida; and during six decades of service was among the busiest in the country, with up to ten million passengers in a single year! Now, its beauty restored, its history preserved in the National Register of Historic Places, and centerpiece of a modern convention facility, “The Prime” is once again the pride of North Florida.

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Northbank Riverwalk

The Northbank Riverwalk is undergoing repairs including: bulkhead repairs, wayfinding signage and the addition of a performing arts activation node.

Walk along the North Bank riverwalk for an amazing view of the St. John’s River. Many city events take place here including the Light Boat Parade, New Year’s Eye Fireworks and many races.

Lofts at Brooklyn

The Lofts at Brooklyn is a new community in the heart of Brooklyn in Downtown Jacksonville and offers a wide array of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. Each home is equipped with amenities that reflect both functionality and practicality. Contemporary kitchens, stylish appliances, impressive floor plans, and spectacular views are just some of the amenities residents will enjoy. Lofts at Brooklyn not only offers ideal in-home features, it also provides its residents with unmatched perks within thecommunity. Enjoy a fitness center, clubroom and resident lounge with billiards tables. Controlled access entry, superb on-site maintenance and an accommodating animal friendly policy ensures the comfort of all residents.

JU Film School at WJCT Studios

JU’s film school is scheduled to move to WJCT’s downtown studios. The film school’s move follows the university’s recent addition of a downtown satellite campus for its healthcare sciences and business schools, at the SunTrust Tower.

Horner said the school would be the largest film school between Miami and Atlanta, Georgia.

I-95 Overland Bridge Replacement Project

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began January 14, 2013 to replace the series of overpasses that carry traffic over Hendricks, Kings and Montana avenues along 2.3 miles of I-95 near downtown Jacksonville in Duval County. Known as the Overland Bridge project, it will improve traffic flow along the I-95 corridor just south of the Fuller Warren Bridge. I-95 will be widened to provide an additional lane for southbound traffic. As the project is built, traffic will use parallel roadways, which upon completion of the I-95 bridge structures, will remain and provide additional capacity for traffic between the Fuller Warren Bridge and north of Emerson Street.

Hart Bridge

The Isaiah David Hart Bridge is a truss bridge that spans the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. It carries U.S. Route 1 Alternate and State Road 228. It is named after Isaiah Hart, the founder of Jacksonville. It was designed by Sverdrup & Parcel.

The ramp is currently under construction but the bridge is open during construction.

Fuller Warren Bridge

The Fuller Warren Bridge is a prestressed concrete girder bridge that carries Interstate 95 (I-95) across the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. The Florida Department of Transportation is currently constructing a $126 million project to add traffic lanes and a shared-use path to the bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists connecting San Marco and Riverside neighborhoods.

The 12-foot-wide pathway for pedestrians and cyclists will be on the south side of the bridge, separated from traffic by a fence. The railing will have artistic features developed with input from Riverside Avondale Preservation and the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

The bridge is available for using during construction and will have lane closures through the end of construction.

Elena Flats

It’s been inhabited by college students, a future deputy sheriff and businessmen as well as by rooming-house tenants paying $125 a week. They all played a part in the life of Elena Flats, which opened about 1909 with four apartments after the Great Fire of 1901 destroyed much of Downtown.

In its 109 years, uses ranged from a boarding house to a 25-unit rooming house to nothing but a vacant, deteriorating building.

It came close to demolition for use as a parking lot, but it’s been recently restored to offer four luxury apartments to be rented for about $2,500 a month.

Investment: $2.8 Million

Coastline Drive

E. Coastline Drive runs along the St. Johns Riverfront in front of the Hyatt Hotel.