In Summer 2014, the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) Board adopted an updated Community Redevelopment Area Plan, as well as a Business Investment Strategy and Market Feasibility Study. Combined, the plans and study guide the development and redevelopment of Downtown, create incentive programs, and identify strategic public investment projects.
The Parks Master Plan, a component of the DIA’s BID Plan update, will drive DIA and City short-, mid- and long-term planning, direct decision-making and resources toward a clearly defined vision for development and redevelopment of the parks, recreation and community facilities, open space, and recreation system within a large portion of Downtown. This Master Plan includes the following Districts as defined in the Downtown Zoning Overlay: Cathedral, Central Civic Core, Church, LaVilla, Brooklyn and Southbank.
Tracks and analyzes Downtown’s performance in key indicators of urban revitalization, such as development, employment and residential.
The Economic Development Partner Impact Report details the results of the City’s collaborative efforts to strengthen the local economy and increase opportunities for the people of Jacksonville.
Consultant: Rummell/Munz, funded by both the DIA and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority
The LaVilla Heritage Plan includes design plans for the Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Walter Hood, in the historic LaVilla neighborhood.
Consultant: Tim Haas, contracted by DIA and the Office of Public Parking