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The following is this week’s issue of the “#DTJax Weekly Update” e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts + Culture

 

Family Fun 

 

Live Music + Nightlife

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Get Involved

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

 

First Wednesday Art Walk
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, food trucks and businesses! Sign up here.

 

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 #DTJax News

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.

Coming soon:

  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

September Art Walk
Dog Days of Summer

 
Bring your four-legged family members for a fun, family-friendly night downtown to say goodbye to summer at the Dog Days of Summer Pet walk! Beat the heat and enjoy music, a magician and special pet vendors.
 
Art Walk After Dark 

The end of summer celebration continues in The Elbow during Art Walk After Dark from 9 p.m. to late! Hangout in Downtown’s entertainment district with live music at 1904 Music Hall, Hourglass Pub and Myth Nightclub. Enjoy award-winning cuisine, behind-the-scenes tours at The Florida Theatre, and great memories at all your favorite spots.

 

PARK(ing) Day 2017
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PARK(ing) Day is an annual open source global event where citizens, artists, activists, organizations and businesses temporarily transform metered parking spaces into short term public “PARK” installations. If you are an organization or business who would like to participate in PARK(ing) Day on September 15, download the manual here or email ari@dtjax.org.

 

 

 

2015 State of Downtown Report:
2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

DVI Annual Report Available:
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016.

 

 

By Ania Cajuste, DVI Intern Visiting #DTJax is always a fun and exciting experience. However, if you’re looking to include your beloved pet in your adventures, it can be a bit of a hassle when you don’t know where you’re allowed to bring them.

Here are a few of the pet friendly places and activities that #DTJax has to offer and will be open on September 6th for the First Wednesday Pet Walk.

 

Magnificat Café

231 N. Laura St.

Mon – Fri 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This Parisian-style eatery is right in the heart of #DTJax. Founded by Chef Benoit, a native to Paris, France, the Magnificat Café boasts classic lunch items such as soups, salads and sandwiches.  The large outdoor seating space is perfect for pets!

Photo by: DVI

Photo by: DVI

 

BARK Downtown

45 W. Adams St.

Tues- Fri 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Sat – Mon Closed

This fun, unique dog boutique is the perfect stop for your trip in #DTJax! Browse through their extensive collection of novelty treats, toys, designer collars and high-end grooming supplies!

Photo by: Downtown Jacksonville

Photo by: DVI

 

Burrito Gallery Downtown

21 E. Adams St.

Mon – Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Sat 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Sun 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This Jacksonville staple hosts a spacious front patio to hang out with your furry friend while in The Elbow. Enjoy the tex-mex menu and find out why this is one of the best-rated restaurants in town!

Photo by: Jacksonville.com

Photo by: Jacksonville.com

 

The Candy Apple Café

400 N. Hogan St.

Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mon 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tues – Thurs 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fri 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sat 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The large patio space at the forefront of The Candy Apple Café is dog friendly! Stop by and enjoy the specialty craft cocktails, beer and wine selection, as well as the French-inspired menu!

Photo by: Jacksonville.com

Photo by: Jacksonville.com

 

The Court Urban Food Park

37 Hogan St.

Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

First Wednesday Art Walk 5 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy lunch outside and enjoy the variety of food trucks! With plenty of shaded areas to sit and enjoy your food, this outdoor food court is great for your pet to hang out.

Photo by: Jacksonville Business Review

Photo by: Jacksonville Business Review

 

Hemming Park

117 W. Duval St.

Sun – Sat 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lunch and Live Music Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This park is the oldest park in the City of Jacksonville! This park is located right in the heart of #DTJax, which makes it the perfect stop for you and your dog to rest while you’re out and about.  With regular programming such as live music, it’s a great place to enjoy a day outside.

 Photo by: WJCT News

Photo by: WJCT News

 

Bringing your dog out to and about can be a great experience for the both of you to enjoy, if you know where to look! Remember that each and every First Wednesday Art Walk is a pet-friendly event. Just ask a few of the dogs of #DTJax!

Bella, 4 year old Dachsund

Bella, 4 year old Dachshund

Peanut, 6 year old Pug

Peanut, 6 year old Pug

Maddie, 7 year old Cocker Spaniel

Maddie, 7 year old Cocker Spaniel

Donut, 2 year old French Bulldog

Donut, 2 year old French Bulldog

Tug, 9 year old Newfoundland mix

Tug, 9 year old Newfoundland mix

April (left), 4 year old Chow and Buddy (right), 6 year old Chow mix

April (left), 4 year old Chow and Buddy (right), 6 year old Chow mix

 

For more information, visit iloveartwalk.com.

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The following is this week’s issue of the “#DTJax Weekly Update” e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week

 

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for a chance to be featured.

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts + Culture

 

Live Music + Nightlife

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Get Involved

 

Public Meetings

City Council Meeting
When: August 22, 2017, 5 p.m.
Where: Council Chamber at City Hall - 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor

Volunteer Opportunities

First Wednesday Art Walk
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, food trucks and businesses! Sign up here.

Internship Opportunities

DVI is looking for fall interns. If you’re a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more.

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 #DTJax News

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

Coming soon:

  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.
  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

September Art Walk
Dog Days of Summer

 
Bring your four-legged family members for a fun, family-friendly night downtown to say goodbye to summer at the Dog Days of Summer Pet Walk! Enjoy a fun pet fashion show by The Paul Mitchell School Jacksonville while you cool down with a gourmet Hyppo Popsicle and check out our special vendors: Renaissance Youth, Players by the Sea, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, Conner’s A-Maize-ing Acres, Learn to Read Jacksonville, Duval County Public Schools, Project Chance, Bad To The Bone Pet Care, Anima Care & Protection Services, Pitt Sisters, Pet Paradise and Jade’s Flower Cotton Candy.
 
Art Walk After Dark 

The end of summer celebration continues in The Elbow during Art Walk After Dark from 9 p.m. to late! Hangout in Downtown’s entertainment district with live music at 1904 Music Hall, Hourglass Pub and Myth Nightclub. Enjoy award-winning cuisine, behind-the-scenes tours at The Florida Theatre, and great memories at all your favorite spots.

 

PARK(ing) Day 2017
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PARK(ing) Day is an annual open source global event where citizens, artists, activists, organizations and businesses temporarily transform metered parking spaces into short term public “PARK” installations. If you are an organization or business who would like to participate in PARK(ing) Day on September 15, download the manual here or email ari@dtjax.org.

 

2015 State of Downtown Report:
2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

DVI Annual Report Available:
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016.

 

 

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The following is this week’s issue of the “#DTJax Weekly Update” e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week

 

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Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax 
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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts + Culture


Live Music + Nightlife

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Get Involved



Volunteer Opportunities

“The Streets Don’t Lie” Veterans Surge
Join Changing Homelessness on August 16th as they take to the streets to survey our homeless population and identify our homeless veterans. Volunteer to help connect our homeless population with the services they need. Find more info and sign up here.
3 volunteer locations – Urban Core, Beaches, Orange Park
2 volunteer shifts – 5 am – 9 am; 5 pm – 9 pm
1 volunteer training session – August 9 @ 9:00 am, 12:00 pm; 4:00 pm or August 10 @ 10:00 am; 1:00 pm; 6:00 pm

 

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 #DTJax News

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now open:

mortons-steakhouseMorton’s The Steakhouse

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 

 

15492135_1889992777889428_6183744857445594729_nBreezy Jazz Club

119 W. Adams St.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon:

  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.
  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

PARK(ing) Day 2017
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PARK(ing) Day is an annual open source global event where citizens, artists, activists, organizations and businesses temporarily transform metered parking spaces into short term public “PARK” installations. If you are an organization or business who would like to participate in PARK(ing) Day on September 15, download the manual here or email ari@dtjax.org.

 

 

17663714_664335910422758_384256756739473408_nFall Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for fall interns. If you’re a recent college graduate or a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more

 






 

2015 State of Downtown Report:
2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

 

 

DVI Annual Report Available:
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016.

 

 

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The following is this week’s issue of the “#DTJax Weekly Update” e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week

 

Photo by @thinkdozo222 
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Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax 
for a chance to be featured.

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts + Culture

 

Live Music + Nightlife

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Get Involved

 

Public Meetings

City Council Meeting
When: August 8, 2017, 5 p.m.
Where: Council Chamber at City Hall - 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor

 

Volunteer Opportunities

“The Streets Don’t Lie” Veterans Surge
Join Changing Homelessness on August 16th as they take to the streets to survey our homeless population and identify our homeless veterans. Volunteer to help connect our homeless population with the services they need. Find more info and sign up here.
3 volunteer locations – Urban Core, Beaches, Orange Park
2 volunteer shifts – 5 am – 9 am; 5 pm – 9 pm
1 volunteer training session – August 9 @ 9:00 am, 12:00 pm; 4:00 pm or August 10 @ 10:00 am; 1:00 pm; 6:00 pm

 

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 #DTJax News

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now open:

mortons-steakhouseMorton’s The Steakhouse

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 

 

15492135_1889992777889428_6183744857445594729_nBreezy Jazz Club

119 W. Adams St.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon:

  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.
  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

PARK(ing) Day 2017
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PARK(ing) Day is an annual open source global event where citizens, artists, activists, organizations and businesses temporarily transform metered parking spaces into short term public “PARK” installations. If you are an organization or business who would like to participate in PARK(ing) Day on September 15, download the manual here or email ari@dtjax.org.

 

 

17663714_664335910422758_384256756739473408_nFall Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for fall interns. If you’re a recent college graduate or a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more







 

2015 State of Downtown Report:
2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

 

 

DVI Annual Report Available:
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016.

 

 

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Jacksonville Public Library was named ’2017 Library of the Year’ by the Florida Library Association, and for good reason. The library itself is stunning with four floors with high ceilings and natural light, all set apart by different themes. One floor has an enormous reading room, covered in murals. Another floor is home to the Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection where you can read and study in a room covered in the maps of the collection (it’s amazing, take a virtual tour here). The other floors offer a variety of things like a Small Business Center, Adult Learning Center, every book you could imagine and so much more. One of the most defining features of our library is something that you can’t find at your average library – Jax Makerspace.

Jax Makerspace is a collaborative and creative space for artists, musicians, hobbyists, techies, writers and creatives alike. The goal is to welcome these creators in and allow them to explore, meet new people, create and to give them resources that they might not be able to find elsewhere. Equipped with things like a 3D printer, gallery space, crafting materials and more, it is a great place for inspiration and creation.

Here are just a few things currently available and on display at the Jax Makerspace.

Gallery Space

Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 12.51.27 PMThe Gallery Space is Jax Makerspace’s “claim to fame”. It is something you would expect to find next-door at MOCA. It’s a large, open space with professional lighting and over a dozen creations on display at any time. The gallery has rotating exhibits, opening a new one every few months. The exhibits that have been displayed have been about so much more than just visual art, they are meant to be conversation starters on bigger issues. For example, “KESHA: A Black Female Experience of Identity and Race” was the first collection on display, exploring black femininity, ethnicity, identity, and stereotypes. “Survive To Thrive: Life Beyond Sexual Violence” is currently on display and will be until October 22. The library hosts several events centered around each exhibit, like panel discussions with the artists, workshops and performances. The Gallery Space has its own events calendar, you can check it out here.

 

3D Printer

Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 12.46.49 PMThe library recently added a 3D printer to the Makerspace that is available to “rent out”. You can submit projects to be 3D printed and most of them only cost $1 – $3. Find out how to submit a project to be printed here. Don’t know how to create a 3D printing project? The library has a class for that!

 

 

 

Green Screen 

Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 2.13.29 PMEver wanted to play news anchor, take a selfie “in space” or put yourself in the scene of your favorite movie? That requires a green screen, which most people don’t have regular access to. We’re lucky enough to have a full sized one in the Makerspace! Open to anyone and everyone, all you need is a smart phone. Just follow the directions that they have posted on the wall to create your masterpiece.

 

 

 

 

Poetry Board 

Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.19.36 AMJust to the left of the green screen is a large magnetic black board covered in words and letters to be arranged into poems. It’s a great way to teach the kiddos how to rhyme, an entertaining study or reading break, and a simple way to get creative juices flowing!

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The following is this week’s issue of the “#DTJax Weekly Update” e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week

 

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Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax 
for a chance to be featured.

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts + Culture

 

Live Music + Nightlife

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Get Involved

 

Public Meetings

Waterway/Waterfront Activation Meeting | The purpose of the meeting is to discuss goals, implementation strategies, and opportunities for activation of all of our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and update progress on current efforts.
When: August 3, 2017, 3 p.m.
Where: Lynwood Roberts Room at City Hall - 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor

  

Volunteer Opportunities

“The Streets Don’t Lie” Veterans Surge
Join Changing Homelessness on August 16th as they take to the streets to survey our homeless population and identify our homeless veterans. Volunteer to help connect our homeless population with the services they need. Find more info and sign up here.
3 volunteer locations – Urban Core, Beaches, Orange Park
2 volunteer shifts – 5 am – 9 am; 5 pm – 9 pm
1 volunteer training session – August 9 @ 9:00 am, 12:00 pm; 4:00 pm or August 10 @ 10:00 am; 1:00 pm; 6:00 pm

 

First Wednesday Art Walk
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, food trucks and businesses! Sign up here.

 

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 #DTJax News

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now open:

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.48.47 PMBellwether

100 N. Laura St.

Timeless American fare takes a modern turn at Bellwether, a casual restaurant brought to you by the pioneers behind Orsay, Black Sheep, and BLK SHP at Intuition.

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.53.20 PMLIVE Bar

331 E. Bay St.

 

 

 

mortons-steakhouseMorton’s The Steakhouse

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 

 

15492135_1889992777889428_6183744857445594729_nBreezy Jazz Club

119 W. Adams St.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon:

  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.
  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

August Art Walk
Back to School Smarts
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Gear up for Back to School at Art Walk with  Fun 4 First Coast Kids next week! Taste free samples of Elmhurst 1925 nutmilk and cool down with a gourmet popsicle from The Hyppo. As always, you can enjoy delicious food, beer, wine and more while browsing 60+ participating venues and creations by 20+ local artists. See you there, rain or shine!

 

Art Walk After Dark
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The fun continues in The Elbow during Art Walk After Dark from 9 p.m. to late! Hangout in Downtown’s entertainment district with live music, award-winning cuisine and great memories.

 

 

17663714_664335910422758_384256756739473408_nFall Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for fall interns. If you’re a recent college graduate or a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more








2015 State of Downtown Report:
2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

 

 

DVI Annual Report Available:
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016.