#DTJax Weekly Update: October 18 – October 24

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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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!

DTJax Parklet Debut!

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

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 Groupand TransForm Jax.

For media inquiries regarding the press conference, contact Kat Hardwick. For inquiries regarding the parklet program, contact Jennifer Hewett-Apperson.
“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: 


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

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 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.