Connecting Voices through vision

We are place managers, connectors, strategists and activators dedicated to creating and supporting a vibrant Downtown Jacksonville.

We are driven by the belief that Downtown is for everyone: from the 5,000 residents at home in Downtown to the 55,000 employees taking care of business to the 11 million annual visitors discovering Downtown’s attractions, natural amenities, restaurants and retail. Thanks to its dense, mixed-use development, Downtown is the greatest generator of tax dollars by square mile. And as the economic engine for Duval, a vibrant Downtown is key to attracting businesses and talent. We collaborate with large property owners, small businesses, city government and nonprofits to make to make the Downtown experience great because we know the better Downtown does, the better Northeast Florida does.


OUR MISSION: Create and support a vibrant Downtown and promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.


OUR VISION: A dynamic, 24-hour, pedestrian-friendly Downtown Jacksonville that serves as the premier center for the arts, dining, retail, entertainment, business and urban living in Northeast Florida.

 

Strategic support for our stakeholders

Formed in 2000, we are the 90-block Business Improvement District (BID) for Downtown Jacksonville. A not-for-profit organization, we are funded mainly by Downtown’s commercial property owners through a self-assessment and are governed by a large board of directors representing diverse Downtown stakeholders. Our work represents a strong public-private partnership with the City of Jacksonville and the Downtown Investment Authority.


FY 17-18 Annual Report

Key services include:

  • Clean and safe programs such as the Downtown Ambassadors who operate seven days per week to maintain a clean, safe and hospitable environment for residents, workers and visitors.
  • Events and promotions such as the First Wednesday Art Walk, which bringd more than 7,000 visitors Downtown on the First Wednesday of each month to experience Downtown’s museums, theatres, art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars.
  • Research and reports such as the State of Downtown Report, which is published annually to track and analyze Downtown’s performance in key indicators of urban revitalization.
  • Marketing Downtown under the #DTJax brand to reinforce Downtown as the City’s unique epicenter for business, history, culture, education and entertainment.
  • Creating great experiences through programs like the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks Initiative, which identifies, develops and implements placemaking best practices to create walkable connectivity, activate the streetscape, enhance public spaces and engage the community.
 

Downtown and the Business Improvement District
















Downtown boundaries, as defined by the City of Jacksonville, are I-95 to the south and west, State Street to the north, and the St. Johns River to the east.

The 90-block Business Improvement District (BID) contains approximately 500 properties and is bounded by Prudential Drive to the south, Broad Street to the west, Church Street to the north and Market Street to the east.

In a BID, commercial property owners within a geographically defined area pay a self-assessed, non ad-valorem tax based on property values to fund revitalization services and improvements within the district’s boundaries. BIDs tailor their services to fit the needs of their districts, usually through a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors composed of stakeholders. Most BIDs work in partnership with the public sector to make their organizations even stronger and to benefit their members.

There’s so much to see and do in Downtown Jacksonville and we want to help you discover it.




                           

Jacob A. Gordon, Esq.

CEO

Teresa Durand-Stuebben

Board Chair



 
 
 
 

Contact Us

  • Downtown Vision, Inc
  • 214 N. Hogan St.
  • Suite 120
  • Jacksonville, FL 32202