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At the 2017 #DTJax River of Dreams Gala, we took the opportunity to present #DTJax Awards to the individuals and organizations who have made a positive impact on Downtown Jacksonville. The Downtown Project of the Year award recognizes a project that has significantly enhanced the economic revitalization of Downtown through the activation of underutilized resources, job creation or leading design practices.

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First Coast YMCA CEO Eric Mann, CFO Penny Zuber, and DVI CEO Jake Gordon

Our 2017 winner is an organization that has been a presence in Downtown Jacksonville since 1908, when the YMCA opened on the corner of Laura and Duval streets to serve 12 members. This past August, the Y opened its newest facility in Downtown — one in the works for 25 years: the Winston Family YMCA on Riverside Avenue for its 6,500 members to much acclaim. The Y now has 14 membership facilities, one resident camp, one charter elementary school, 40 school-based child care sites, two facilities for people with development disabilities and two youth development campuses on the First Coast.

The new 72,000-square foot location is one of the best YMCA designs in the country and serves as an attraction destination for Downtown while providing important health and social services for Jacksonville residents of all backgrounds. The new family-friendly facility includes an indoor running track, a spiritual wellness center, a kids’ zone and an aquatic center. It also takes advantage of its premier location to offer spectacular views of the St. Johns River and a connection to the Northbank Riverwalk. The new Winston Family YMCA not only promotes a healthy Downtown, but connects diverse populations through community service and its focus on building a kid friendly facility has provided families with a place to go where there is something to do for everyone.

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The Winston Family YMCA has made the Brooklyn neighborhood a better place to live and visit while providing fundamental services for the Downtown Jacksonville community. By choosing to invest in a new facility Downtown, the Y has given residents and tourists a new reason to visit the Downtown Riverwalk.

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At the 2017 #DTJax River of Dreams Gala, we took the opportunity to present #DTJax Awards to the individuals and organizations who have made a positive impact on Downtown Jacksonville. The Downtowner of the Year Award honors an individual who has demonstrated inspirational leadership and has made strides to create and support a vibrant Downtown.

 

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Intuition Ale Works Founder Ben Davis and DVI Board Chair Terry Durand-Stuebben

The 2017 Downtowner of the Year Award was presented to a pioneer of Jacksonville’s vibrant craft beer scene that now includes eight breweries. Ben Davis, owner and brewer at Intuition Ale Works, made his first mark on the Jacksonville business community when he converted San Marco’s The Grotto from a coffee shop into a successful wine bar before opening Intuition Ale Works in Riverside in 2010. For four and a half years, Intuition’s Riverside location was producing and serving great craft beer as a part of their mission to create quality, flavorful and creative beers in a wide range of styles. As the first brewery in Northeast Florida to distribute its beer in cans, they created what is now a statewide trend for craft breweries.

 

A long-time friend of the urban core, Davis made the jump into Downtown last year when he bought the 12,000 square foot Bay Street building that had been empty since 2002. The new state-of-the-art brewing facility can host up to 400 people and features a new 30 barrel brewing system that will produce 25,000 barrels a year, a 17,000 barrel increase. Davis chose to open up the new taproom across from EverBank Field in an effort to be the catalyst for more development in the area.

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By bringing his well-known brewery to a long-vacant area of Downtown, Davis has established himself as a leader in the Jacksonville business community that is unafraid to take risks in an effort to help revitalize Downtown Jacksonville. Davis’ bold move Downtown has already inspired Manifest Distilling to open in the same building, and has brought local favorite Black Sheep Downtown to serve food at its new location. Davis contributes to Downtown not only in his efforts to revitalize the area, but in his partnerships with organizations such as the Arc Jacksonville, Community Connections of Jacksonville and AIGA Jacksonville.

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Things To Do Downtown

 

 

Family Fun 

 

Live Music + Nightlife
Mar 25: Carrot Top
Mar 26: Air Supply

 

Sports + Fitness

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates 

 

Bike to do your pART at April’s Art Walk!
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Ride your bike out to Art Walk in April as DVI teams up with USGBC to bring you the newest ideas in sustainability, social responsibilty and the environment from local companies, businesses, and organizations! Learn how to do you pART while enjoying Art Walk’s artists, food trucks, and live music!
2017 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities:

 

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 10,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with more than 60 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.
Volunteers are needed! Come out and support your favorite businesses and artists and receive some cool perks in return! Sign up here!

 

Thank you for making Saturday’s #DTJax Gala: River of Dreams a great success!
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Thank you vendors, volunteers, and guests for celebrating the St. Johns with us. And congratulations to our 2017 #DTJax Award winners:
Ambassador of the Year, Michael Ryan
Downtown Person of the Year, Ben Davis
Downtown Project of the Year, Winston Family YMCA
Downtown Achievement Award, Lori Boyer
Check out all of Severine Photography’s beautiful photos of the Gala!
Thank you sponsors!
Acosta Sponsors: Auld & White Constructors, Block by Block, CSX, Downtown Investment Authority, Everbank
Hart Sponsors: BB&T, Florida Blue, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Riverfront, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Jacksonville University, Manifest Distilling, Perdue Office Interiors, VyStar Credit Union
Fuller Warren Sponsors: Danis, GAI Consulting, Gunster, IBERIABANK, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Matthew Carlucci – State Farm Museum of Science & History, Regency Centers, RummellMunz Partners, The Jacksonville Landing

 

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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Things To Do Downtown

 

Mar 1: Free Yoga
Mar 4: Mutt March
Mar 4: MOO-VE IT 5k

 

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First Wednesday Art Walk, Shamrockin’ Downtown
#ArtWalkJax returns for a “Shamrockin’ Downtown” in #DTJax on March 1! Make plans to browse hundreds of local artists, enjoy local food trucks and live music by the JFRD Pipe and Drums, Stank Sauce, Limitless and more. Visit iloveartwalk.com for more information and the full line up of festivities.
Volunteers are needed! Come out and support your favorite businesses and artists and receive some cool perks in return!

 

Thank you for making Saturday’s #DTJax Gala: River of Dreams a great success!
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Thank you sponsors!
Acosta Sponsors: Auld & White Constructors, Block by Block, CSX, Downtown Investment Authority, Everbank
Hart Sponsors: BB&T, Florida Blue, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Riverfront, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Jacksonville University, Manifest Distilling, Perdue Office Interiors, VyStar Credit Union
Fuller Warren Sponsors: Danis, GAI Consulting, Gunster, IBERIABANK, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Matthew Carlucci – State Farm Museum of Science & History, Regency Centers, RummellMunz Partners, The Jacksonville Landing
Thank you vendors, volunteers, and guests for celebrating the St. Johns with us. And congratulations to our 2017 #DTJax Award winners:
Ambassador of the Year, Michael Ryan
Downtown Person of the Year, Ben Davis
Downtown Project of the Year, Winston Family YMCA
Downtown Achievement Award, Lori Boyer

 

2017 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities:

 

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 10,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with more than 60 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.
 
 

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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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts + Culture
Feb 14-19: Jersey Boys
Feb 16: Hans Hofmann
Feb 17-Mar 2: Night, Mother

 

Family Fun 

 

Live Music + Nightlife
Feb 14: Free Yoga

 

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DVI Updates 

 
Early bird ticket prices end this Sunday, 2/19!

Early Bird
Join us for the 2nd Annual #DTJax Gala!
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 6-9 p.m.
Friendship Fountain, 1015 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207
(35 and under and must show ID)
Early bird pricing ends February 19.

 

Volunteers needed for #DTJax Gala!

 

 

Volunteer opportunities are now available for the #DTJax Gala! Come volunteer at one of the most photogenic backdrops of our city, Friendship Fountain, and help benefit a riverfront activation initiatives program.

 

Take our DTJax Employee & Resident Surveys!
 
Each year Downtown Vision evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. If you live or work in DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside Avenue, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you.Respondents will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of their choice. A winner will be selected in January 2017 and contacted via the email provided.

 

 

2017 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities:

 

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 10,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with more than 60 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.

 
 

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.