Southern and metropolitan, Downtown Jacksonville is the center of the city for 1.5 million people in the Jacksonville MSA. It is the heart of the arts, history, business and innovation, and civic engagement in Northeast Florida and welcomes people from all walks of life. Geographically central to the region, Downtown is nearly four square miles and sits at the junction of Interstates 10 and 95, marking the eastern terminus of I-10 and the first Florida metro area on I-95.
Office and residential towers flank nearly six miles of beautiful waterfront along the St. Johns River. With a daytime population of 67,000 and more than 6,100 calling Downtown home, employees and residents cite walkability, culture, entertainment, and the city atmosphere as the best things about the Downtown experience.
Excluding water, Downtown makes up just 0.4% of Duval County yet generates almost 3% of the county’s taxable value. Downtown Jacksonville offers unique opportunities unmatched by other major Florida cities and investors are taking note. Since the beginning of 2019, $2.9 billion in projects are under construction and almost $3.1 billion in projects are proposed.
In Spring 2019, the 2030 Comprehensive Plan was modified to eliminate Downtown’s minimum parking requirements and the Downtown Zoning Overlay was updated to streamline 14 zoning categories into one Commercial Central Business District (CCBD) zone. The new CCBD zone permits myriad uses: residential, office, retail and entertainment, mixed-use properties, “eds and meds,” utilities and parking garages. Prior restrictions on riverfront height and setbacks were clarified and illustrated with built-in permitted alternatives, maximizing public access to and views of the St. Johns River.
We invite you to see why Downtown Jacksonville is unmatched in opportunity and learn the ways we can support your investment in Downtown.