DTJax Weekly Update: September 12 – September 18, 2017

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.


We hope everyone is safe following Hurricane Irma and yesterday’s historic flooding in Downtown, surrounding neighborhoods and throughout our city. Thank you to Mayor Curry and his staff, JSO, JEA and our first responders, emergency operations center workers and volunteers, and everyone who worked to keep our City safe and informed.
In the coming days we urge everyone to support #DTJax businesses as things begin to get back to normal. Also if you are a stakeholder in the Business Improvement District and have an issue, you can report it here:


Instagram of the Week


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


Things To Do Downtown


Arts + Culture
September 13: Jacksonville Job Fair
September 13: Poetry Night
September 13: Drive Electric Rally
September 15: PARK(ing) Day
September 16: Cosplay 101


Family Fun 


Live Music + Nightlife
Sports + Fitness
September 13: Yoga Groove
September 14: Sunrise Yoga
September 15: Intro Yoga
September 17: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans



Get Involved


Public Meetings:

You Have a Voice
September 13, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
Hear from elected officials about how you can have an impact, speaker Scott Shine with the School Board. Meeting will happen in Deep Blue located above Fionn MacCool’s. Event is free but guests must register at This is a public Service Outreach of Crossover Jacksonville.


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.



 #DTJax News



New businesses in #DTJax:


  • The Happy Grilled Cheese: 219 N. Hogan St.
  • Tossgreen: 76 S. Laura St.

Coming soon:

  • Cowford Chophouse: 101 E. Bay St.


Stories From


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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




2016-2017 State of Downtown Report: 
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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.

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:
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.