In 2013, several major construction projects broke ground in and around downtown Jacksonville for the first time since the 2008 economic downfall. Looking forward to 2014, here are five projects and points of discussion that have the potential to forever change Jacksonville's landscape.
Brooklyn is Alive
For years, talk about revitalizing Brooklyn has added up to a bunch of pretty renderings, a lot of hot air and numerous failed dreams. Although construction started in late 2012 on 200 Riverside, construction activity on three additional major projects began in December 2013.
In 2014, we should witness the completion of nearly 600 apartments, downtown's first new grocery store in decades and a host of new restaurant, bar and retail announcements. In addition, we'll also see the construction of Jacksonville's first new high rise in recent years, a short walk away in Five Points.