Each year, Downtown Vision tracks and analyzes Downtown’s performance in key indicators of urban revitalization, such as development, employment and residential.

2018-2019 Highlights include:

  • $1 Billion in projects under construction
  • 5,220 Residents
  • 3,199 Multifamily residential units
  • 978 Units under construction
  • 7,411,000+ SF of office space (over 30% of the Jacksonville market)
  • 14.8% Office vacancy
  • $21.54/SF Average lease rate
  • 55,392 employees

 Downtown makes up just 0.4% of Duval County, yet accounts for nearly 3% the county’s taxable value. Property Downtown is six times more valuable than the citywide average per acre, and its taxable value funds services and improvements throughout the county.

Read or download the 2018-2019 State of DTJax_Interactive


The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) was created to revitalize Jacksonville’s urban core by utilizing Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) resources to spur economic development. Projects are guided by a nine-member board of directors who conduct open-to-the-public business on an unpaid, volunteer basis. Of the nine, five are appointed by the mayor, four by the council president. All nine are confirmed by the Jacksonville City Council.

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Jacksonville’s Downtown Master Plan, “Celebrating the River: A Plan for Downtown Jacksonville,” was approved in 2000 by Jacksonville City Council. The plan designates ten districts within the boundaries of Downtown, and outlines urban design and streetscape guidelines. Please click here for a complete copy of the Downtown Master Plan.

Downtown Vision Annual Reports

White Paper: Turning the Corner, Rethinking & Remaking Downtown
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