Each year, Downtown Vision tracks and analyzes Downtown’s performance in key indicators of urban revitalization, such as development and investment, residential demand, office market and employment base, transportation enhancements and tourism health. The 2022 State of Downtown Report tracks data from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
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The 2022 State of Downtown Report details an unprecedented wealth of private and public development projects underway, attracting residents, transforming the riverfront, activating historic properties and creating equitable public amenities.
Downtown has a clear path to 10,000 multifamily residential units, which will attract more businesses, retail and amenities.
Approximately $5 billion in development projects are in the pipeline, and the Downtown Investment Authority released a newly updated Business Investment and Development (BID) Plan to serve as a blueprint for smart Downtown development as interest swells.
More than 100 acres of riverfront are being transformed to add vibrant living and retail options, create unique public spaces and make waterfront and boating access more plentiful.
Developers are revitalizing numerous historic properties and breathing life back into the NorthCore.
As visitors return to the culture and entertainment heart of the region, Downtown is set to become even more vibrant.
Though Downtown makes up less than 1% of Jacksonville by area, 30% of Jacksonville’s office market inventory is located Downtown.
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The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) is the Community Redevelopment Agency and the Economic Development arm of the City for Downtown Jacksonville. Guided by a nine-member board of directors, the DIA works to make Downtown a thriving and vibrant economic center for all.
City Of Jacksonville Economic Development
Partner Impact Report – The Economic Development Partner Impact Report details the results of the City’s collaborative efforts to strengthen the local economy and increase opportunities for the people of Jacksonville.
Emerald Trail Master Plan
In 2019, Jacksonville City Council approved Groundwork Jacksonville’s Emerald Trail Master Plan to create a 30-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails that will connect Downtown to 14 historic neighborhoods, 18 schools, two colleges, and nearly 30 parks.
Cathedral District Master Plan
In 2017, Cathedral District Jax-Inc. (CDJ) commissioned a master plan with the purpose of developing a revitalization strategy for the neighborhood. The framework of the physical master plan is organization around the following ideas: create a residential core; make improved connections to surrounding neighborhoods and existing resources; create a mixed-use neighborhood-serving retail street; create safe and friendly walkable, bikeable streets; add open space; create religious public art program; attract a charter school; and develop a parking strategy.
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.
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