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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 @904happyhour

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, August 21
Thursday, August 23
Friday, August 24
Saturday, August 25

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, August 23
Friday, August 24
Saturday, August 25
Sunday, August 26
Monday, August 27

 

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Get Involved

 
 

LaVilla Neighborhood Development Community Meeting 
Join the Downtown Investment Authority and Jacksonville Transportation Authority for a public meeting discussing the past, present and future of LaVilla and how to activate the neighborhood with guest speaker Nancy Broner, Executive Director of OneJax. Details.
When: Monday, August 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Ritz Theatre and Museum
 
 

Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk – September
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Waterway/Waterfront Activation Public Meeting 

Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall

 

 
 
 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

580 College St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1515 Prudential Dr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Seafood Grill, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 
 

112 W. Adams St.
229 Hogan St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

2017 State of Downtown Report

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. As we watch Downtown “potential” turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment and residential trends in this 12-month look at the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.

 

2016-2017 Annual Report
 
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Have 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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities
 
2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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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.

__________________________________________________________________________

Instagram of the Week

 

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, August 14
Thursday, August 16
Friday, August 10
Saturday, August 11

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, August 9
Friday, August 17
Saturday, August 18

Sunday, August 19

Monday, August 20

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

 

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Get Involved

 

COJ City Council Meeting 
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, August 14, 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Council Chambers

 
 
 
 
 

Hogans Creek Cleanup
 

Join Groundwork Jacksonville and other local organizations in a cleanup along Hogans Creek. Gloves, trash bags and water will be provided. Details

When: Saturday, August 18, 9:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: 700 E. Union St.

 
 
 
 
 

Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk – September
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Details.

 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

580 College St.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Seafood Grill, Hyatt Regency225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

112 E. Adams St.
229 Hogan St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

2017 State of Downtown Report

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. As we watch Downtown “potential” turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment and residential trends in this 12-month look at the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.

 
 

2016-2017 Annual Report
Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM
 
Have 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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.
 

2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

by: admin in Weekly Update No Comments  

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.

__________________________________________________________________________

Instagram of the Week

 

Photo by @thekoppgroup

 

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Wednesday, August 8
Thursday, August 9
Friday, August 10
Saturday, August 11

 

Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, August 9
Friday, August 10
Saturday, August 11
Sunday, August 12
Monday, August 13

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

 

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Get Involved

 

Purple Heart Celebration
 
Please join MOPH Chapter 524 and the City of Jacksonville to honor those who have spilled their blood or have given their very lives in the name of freedom. Details.
When: Tuesday (today), August 7, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Duval County Veterans Memorial Wall
 
 
 

 

Changing Homelessness: August General Membership Meeting 
 
Join Changing Homeless to learn about the progress, performance measures and future plans. Details.
When: Thursday, August 9, 8:30-10 a.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church

 
 
 
 

The Amplified Business Growth Summit
 
This summit provides branding, media strategies, profit growth and action plans! Details.
When: Friday, August 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Jessie Ball duPont Center

 
 
 
 
 

Waterway/Watefront Activation Public Meeting 
 
Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Friday, August 10, 10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Lynwood Roberts Room
 
 
 

 
 

2018 August Surge with Changing Homelessness 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk – September
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Details.

 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News

 

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.
 
 
 
 
 
 

580 College St.
 
 
 
 
 
 

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 
 
 
 
 
 

120 E. Forsyth St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Seafood Grill, Hyatt Regency

225 E. Coastline Dr.

 
 
 
 
 
 

SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.

 

 
 
 
 

112 E. Adams St.
229 Hogan St.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:

 

2017 State of Downtown Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We recently released the new State of Downtown Report. Here are some of the things we’re excited about:
  • An exponential increase in development is turning Downtown’s “potential” into action. With more than $3.5 billion in projects completed, under construction or proposed in 2017, Downtown Jacksonville is on track to quickly beat the progress of the last 17 years combined.
  • Demand for Downtown living is high. Residential units are 96% occupied. More than 900 units are under construction and 2,400 units are proposed. In addition, more than 86% of residents have a favorable opinion of living Downtown.
  • Universities are bringing students Downtown. JTA is investing in new public transportation services and the City of Jacksonville is working on multiple projects to make Downtown more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly. And, a number of new hotels have been announced.
  •  
    These are big wins for Downtown and the better Downtown does, the better we all do. Read or download the PDF here.

    2016-2017 Annual Report

    Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

    Have 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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

    2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

     

    2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail
     
    Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

    by: admin in Weekly Update No Comments  

    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

     

     

     

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

     

    __________________________________________________________________________

     

    Things To Do Downtown

     

    Arts & Culture

     

    Live Music & Nightlife

     

    Sports, Health + Fitness

     

    __________________________________________________________________________ 

     

    Get Involved

     

     
     

    Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
     

    Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Learn more here.

     

     __________________________________________________________________________ 

     

    #DTJax News

     

     

    ___________________________________________________________________

     

    New businesses in #DTJax:

     

    Now Open!

    225 E. Coastline Dr.
    Now Open!

     
     
     
     
     

    Coming Soon:

    Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
    417 Magnolia St.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    1075 Hendricks Ave.

     
     
     
     
     

    120 E. Forsyth St.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    SHOR Seafood Grill, Hyatt Regency

    225 E. Coastline Dr.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
    225 E. Coastline Dr.

     
     
     
     
     

    112 E. Adams St.
    229 Hogan St.

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    Stories From BlogDTJax.com

     

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    DVI Updates:

     
     

    NEW! 2017 State of Downtown Report
     
    Last week we were pleased to release the new State of Downtown Report.

    Here are some of the things we’re excited about:

    An exponential increase in development is turning Downtown’s “potential” into action. With more than $3.5 billion in projects completed, under construction or proposed in 2017, Downtown Jacksonville is on track to quickly beat the progress of the last 17 years combined.

    Demand for Downtown living is high. Residential units are 96% occupied. More than 900 units are under construction and 2,400 units are proposed. In addition, more than 86% of residents have a favorable opinion of living Downtown.

    Universities are bringing students Downtown. JTA is investing in new public transportation services and the City of Jacksonville is working on multiple projects to make Downtown more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly. And, a number of new hotels have been announced.

    These are big wins for Downtown and the better Downtown does, the better we all do. Read or download the PDF here.

    2016-2017 Annual Report

    Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

    Have 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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

     

    2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities
     

    2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail
     
    Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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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.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Instagram of the Week

     

     

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

     

    __________________________________________________________________________

     

    Things To Do Downtown

     

    Arts & Culture

     
     
     

    Live Music & Nightlife

     

    Sports, Health + Fitness

     

    __________________________________________________________________________ 

     

    Get Involved

     

    COJ City Council Meeting

     

    Join the City of Jacksonville for a city council meeting. For more information, visit their website here.
    When: TODAY (Tuesday) at 5 p.m.
    Where: Council Chamber, 117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
     
     
     

     

    Downtown Monthly Street Count
     
    Changing Homelessness invites the community to help in the Downtown Monthly Street Count to help talk with people who are homeless and guide them towards resources to begin or continue a housing plan. More information here.
    When: TODAY (Tuesday) from 4-8 p.m.
    Where: Hemming Park
     
     

     

    Emerald Necklace Trail Master Plan Public Meeting
     
    Groundwork Jacksonville invites you to an exciting opportunity to get a sneak peek of the master plan and provide feedback that may be incorporated into the final design and branding of Jacksonville’s signature outdoor destination. More information here.
    When: TODAY (Tuesday) at 6 p.m.
    Where: FSCJ Advanced Technology Center, 401 W. State St.
     
     
     

    Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
     

    Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

     

     __________________________________________________________________________ 

     

    #DTJax News

     

     

    ___________________________________________________________________

     

    New businesses in #DTJax:

     

    Now Open!

    Gili's Kitchen Logo
    126 W. Adams St.

     

     
     
     
     
     

    11 N. Ocean St.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    2 W. Independent Dr. Suite 154

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Justice Pub logo


    The Justice Pub
    315 E. Bay St.

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Coming Soon:

    Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
    417 Magnolia St.

     

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    Stories From BlogDTJax.com

     

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    DVI Updates:

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    “Apart from my goal to get people to QUEST and other providers is to encourage people that their tomorrow can be a lot better than what’s happening today in their lives.”

     

    Thanks to the Jacksonville Business Journal for this great article about our Social Services Outreach Specialist, Cindy Ray, and all that she does in the community to help people get off the streets. Read more here.

     

    Internship Opportunity
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
    2016-2017 Annual Report

    Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

    Have 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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

    2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

    State of Downtown thumbnail

    It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.
     
    2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

    2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

    Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

    by: admin in Events, Weekly Update No Comments  

    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.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Instagram of the Week

     

    Photo by @jrockstyle

     

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

     

    __________________________________________________________________________

     

    Things To Do Downtown

     

    Arts & Culture

     

    Live Music & Nightlife

     

    Sports, Health + Fitness

     

    __________________________________________________________________________ 

     

    Get Involved

     

    Hemming Park Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Friends of Hemming Park will be providing important updates on park plans, performance standards, financials and events for the remainder of the year. Please RSVP to social@hemmingpark.org.

     

    When: Thursday, July 19 at 5-6:30 p.m.
    Where: Friends of Hemming Park Office inside the Main Library.

     

    Take a short survey prior to the meeting to let Friends of Hemming Park know how they are doing!
     

    DIA Urban Arts Project Phase II “Meet the Artists”

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project are holding a public meeting to talk about Phase II of the Art in Public Places project and are hoping to get your input on the identity and needs of the area. Have your voices heard! More information here.

     

    When: Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m.
    Where: Jax Makerspace inside the Main Library.
     

    Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.
    Public Meeting Emerald Necklace Trail Master Plan
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Groundwork Jacksonville invites you to an exciting opportunity to get a sneak peek of the master plan and provide feedback that may be incorporated into the final design and branding of Jacksonville’s signature outdoor destination.
    The meeting is free and all are welcome to attend. The first 50 attendees will receive a small gift complements of Groundwork Jacksonville.
     
    When: Tuesday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m.
    Where: FSCJ Advanced Technology Center, 401 W. State St. Room T-140.
    More information here.
     

    Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk

     

     

     
     
     

    Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

     

     __________________________________________________________________________ 

     

    #DTJax News

     

     

    ___________________________________________________________________

     

    New businesses in #DTJax:

     

    Now Open!

    Gili's Kitchen Logo
    Gili’s Kitchen
    126 W. Adams St.

     

     
     
     
     

    Island-Girl_Logo-3x_whIsland Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
    11 N. Ocean St.

     
     
     
     

    JPA Sewing Factory
    2 W. Independent Dr. Suite 154

     
     
     
     

    Justice Pub logo


    The Justice Pub
    315 E. Bay St.

     

     
     
     
     
     

    Coming Soon:

    Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
    417 Magnolia St.

     

    __________________________________________________________________________

     

    Stories From BlogDTJax.com

     

    __________________________________________________________________________

     

    DVI Updates:

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    “A better Downtown Jacksonville is better for everyone, even if you never come here. You see that with big urban centers. They are the engines for economic activity with a ripple effect that is unbelievably beneficial to the surrounding communities.”

     

    Thanks to the Jax Daily Record for this great profile of our CEO, Jake Gordon!
    Read the article here.

     

    Internship Opportunity

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    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 here.

     
     
    2016-2017 Annual Report

    Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

    Have 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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

    2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

    State of Downtown thumbnail

    It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.

     
    2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

    2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

    Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.