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DVI Updates 

 

Our 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available!
 
For more than 15 years, Downtown Vision has had the privilege of creating and supporting a vibrant Downtown Jacksonville and by promoting Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.

This past year:

  • Our Downtown Clean & Safe Ambassadors logged 22,000 hours to make DTJax clean and Downtown a better place safe.
  • Our produced events drew more than 200,000 people to DTJax creating lively streets and supporting our small businesses.
  • The #DTJax hashtag reach exceeded 24 million people reinforcing Downtown as the City’s unique epicenter for business, history, culture and entertainment.
  • And, our 2015 State of Downtown Report provided developers, investors and realtors with a holistic broad view on the health of DTJax progress occurring in Downtown Jacksonville.
  • We also implemented a number of special projects this year, ranging from the Downtown Parklet Program to the inaugural DTJax Gala celebrating Downtown to The Elbow Entertainment District Marketing Co-Operative.
These are just some of the highlights you can find in our Annual Report, which you can view and download here.

 

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If you would like a hard copy of the report, please email your request toCheryl@dtjax.org. To view all of Downtown Vision’s publications, please visit dtjaxreports.com.
 
 
Small Business Saturday returns to #DTJax! 

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On Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., #DTJax invites you to join us for Small Business Saturday. This year, don’t just shop small for our local businesses, do it for the businesses you love, for the community you call home and for the money that can stay in the neighborhood when we all #ShopSmall. View the full list of participating businesses at DTJax.com/ShopSmall.

This year, get up, get out and #ShopSmallDTJax.

Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 

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Still available is your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2! Download 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:
 
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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 2015-2016.

 

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DVI Updates 

The Elbow Jam is this Thursday!
 
The Elbow Jam, formerly known as The Elbow Bender, returns for the second year to Downtown Jacksonville’s Entertainment District with two outdoor stages, six bands, live mural artists, dance performances, an InstaRamp, food trucks and more! Plus, check out programming and specials at 15 participating bars and restaurants. More information at theelbowjam.com.

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We’ll see you this Thursday, November 17 from 7 – 10 p.m., followed by after dark programming in The Elbow. Download the full map here.
 
 
Small Business Saturday returns to #DTJax! 

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On Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., #DTJax invites you to join us for Small Business Saturday. This year, don’t just shop small for our local businesses, do it for the businesses you love, for the community you call home and for the money that can stay in the neighborhood when we all #ShopSmall. View the full list of participating businesses at DTJax.com/ShopSmall.

This year, get up, get out and #ShopSmallDTJax.

 

Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 

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Still available is your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2! Download 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:
 
 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 2014-2015. Our 2015-2016 Annual Report is coming soon!

 

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DVI Updates 

DTJax Parklet Debut!

Monday, October 24, was the ribbon cutting for the first parklet in DTJax and the launch of the DTJax Parklet Program. Located outside of The Brick Coffee House, this new addition to #DTJax provides seating, shade, bike racks and will improve the street for local businesses, residents and visitors.

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Thank you to all the parklet partners who have worked on the program and the first parklet for the last few months: Downtown Investment AuthorityULI North FloridaWindmill ConsultingContent Design Group and TransForm Jax.

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For inquiries regarding the parklet program, contact Jennifer Hewett-Apperson.
 
Trick or Treat on the Street in #DTJax
 
Halloween falls on a Monday this year and we want to celebrate with Downtown employees wearing their best costumes for our 4th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street during lunch time on Monday, Oct. 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Participating businesses and restaurants will be set up either inside or outside their storefronts handing out candy, coupons and other promotional goodies. Grab a costume, a friend and be sure to partake in this sweet treat!

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More information and a PDF of the map can be found here.

“Salute to Service” Art Walk Volunteers Needed:

We’re looking for volunteers for our November 2 “Salute to Service” Art Walk. Join us as a kick-off to the Navy vs. Notre Dame Game festivities and to celebrate and thank the brave men and women in our armed services.

To volunteer, sign-up here.

 

Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 

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Still available is your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2! Download here.

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Spring, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to haleigh@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:
 
 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 2014-2015.

 

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DVI Updates 

 

DVI’s Stakeholder Meeting:
 
Mark your calendar to join Downtown Vision, Inc. for the next Downtown Stakeholders Meeting.

When: Tuesday, October 25th, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Ed Ball Building, 1st Floor Training Room

This fall is shaping up to be an exciting one in #DTJax! Learn about event details, schedules, street closures and more on key CityJAXSPORTS andSMG events, such as: Georgia vs. FloridaNavy vs. Notre Dame, theVeterans Day ParadeSmall Business SaturdayTaxslayer BowlLight Boat Parade and more.

To attend, please RSVP to our Director of District Services, Jennifer Hewett-Apperson, at (904)634-0303 ext. 224 or via email.

Special thanks to the City of Jacksonville for hosting this meeting!

 
Oktoberfest at Art Walk:

Given the hurricane watch for Hurricane Matthew and the state of emergency, Downtown Vision made the difficult decision to cancel all outdoor festivities scheduled for last week’s Oktoberfest at Art Walk.

The First Wednesday Art Walk will return in its entirety on November 2with “Salute to Service,” featuring The Navy Band and a kick of to the Navy vs. Notre Dame Game festivities.

Mark your calendars for November 2, we’ll see you then!

Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 

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Still available is your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2! Download here.

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall or Spring, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to haleigh@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:
 
 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 2014-2015.

 

 

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It’s Finally Here! Oktoberfest at Art Walk is Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow, October 5, we will be celebrating the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year! Hosted by Curtis Dvorak, Oktoberfest will include a polka band, contests, a carnival zone, a kids zone and of course, German beer and the traditional tapping of the keg! Don’t forget to check out the Front Porch at The Landing and all of the other 60+ venues participating this month. We’re also celebrating the one year anniversary of Art Walk After Dark, so continue the party in The Elbow!

Remember, Art Walk is rain or shine, so we’ll see you tomorrow!

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For more information, visit iloveartwalk.com #ProstDTJax!

Volunteer for Oktoberfest:

There is still time to sign up! Volunteers are needed to assist with the different zones, pass out flyers, biergartens and more. Register here today!

Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 

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Listen to some of the best musical talent our city has to offer with this two-disc, 40-song compilation album. Download your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2 here!

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall or Spring, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to haleigh@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:
 
  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 2014-2015.

 

 

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One Week Till Oktoberfest!

In just 8 days, we will be celebrating the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year! Hosted by Curtis Dvorak, Oktoberfest will include a polka band, contests, a carnival zone, a kids zone and of course, German beer and the traditional tapping of the keg!

 
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What’s the best way to enjoy Oktoberfest? VIP of course! VIP tickets include unlimited food and beverages, private bathroom access, #DTJax swag and more. Purchase your VIP tickets today!

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For more information, visit iloveartwalk.com #ProstDTJax!

 Volunteer for Oktoberfest:

 

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With more people than a general Art Walk, Oktoberfest calls for more volunteers! Volunteers are needed to assist with the different zones, pass out flyers, biergartens and more. Sign up here today!

Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 
 

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Listen to some of the best musical talent our city has to offer with this two-disc, 40-song compilation album. Download your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2 here!

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall or Spring, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to haleigh@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:
 
  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 2014-2015.

 

 

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DVI Updates 

Mayor Curry’s Pension Reform:

 
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On July 26th, DVI hosted Mayor Lenny Curry at our Quarterly Downtown Stakeholder Meeting to answer questions about his proposed solution to the City’s unfunded pension liability crisis.

 On July 27, DVI’s Board of Directors voted unanimously approving a resolution of support of Mayor Curry’s proposed solution. DVI and its board of directors encourage Downtown supporters to vote “yes” on Duval County Referendum No. 1 on August 30.

A copy of the DVI resolution can be found here.

Given the dire circumstances of the City Budget, DVI’s leadership believe the resolution of this pressing issue is essential before the revitalization of Downtown Jacksonville can continue.

By establishing a dedicated funding source for the pension liability, general fund dollars will eventually be freed up and used for other high priority items for the City of Jacksonville, including public investments to better Downtown Jacksonville.

For more information on the Mayor’s plan, visit here and make sure to vote ‘yes’ on August 30.

 

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to haleigh@dtjax.org.

 

Mark your calendars for PARK(ing) Day in #DTJax:

 

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September 16, 2016 is PARK(ing) Day, which is an internationally celebrated event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to turn metered parking spaces into temporary public spaces.
There are over ten participating businesses creating temporary parklets all over #DTJax. Take your lunch break and visit them all!

For more information on PARK(ing) Day in #DTJax, visit 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:
 
 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 2014-2015.