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 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. Central to the park will be an upgraded fountain representative of the massive flow of the St. Johns and including fully functional dancing jets choreographed to music and lights.
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.
Walk along the Northbank 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.
The Northbank Riverwalk is undergoing repairs including: bulkhead repairs, wayfinding signage and the addition of a performing arts activation node.
In July 2019, global fin-tech leader, FIS acquired Worldpay, one of the world’s leading global eCommerce and payment technology companies, making FIS a $12 billion company with 55,000 employees. FIS is currently building a new, 12-story, 300,000-square-foot headquarters to support its growth in the Brooklyn District. FIS will consolidate its current headquarters and local offices into the new headquarters and plans to hire an additional 500 employees by 2029, bringing its Jacksonville workforce to approximately 1,800 employees.
FIS is currently under construction and expected to be complete summer 2022.
Investment: $145 million
Wade into brand-new, pet-friendly, luxurious Jacksonville living at Broadstone River House. The six-story, 264 unit apartment complex offers studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units.
The city skyline, the adjacent stadium, and (of course) the St. Johns river itself comprise your scenic views from our sophisticated home interiors. Walkable restaurants, on-demand fitness courses, a river taxi service, and the support of a well-trained on-site community team – these are the winds at your back, the details that keep your life in motion both down the river and up with equal convenience.