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Urban Construction Update March 2016

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Major construction projects have returned to the landscape of Jacksonville's urban core. Find out where (and more) as we take a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of March 2016.

Downtown

1. Lexington Hotel & Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk

Vantage Hospitality Group is investing up to $20 million in the renovation of the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk.



The work will include an exterior -facing , roof replacement, new windows, a renovated porte-cochere in the front, the addition of a porte cochere at the entrance of the convention center in the back along Prudential Drive, a remodeled pool area and a redesigned fifth-floor terrace. porte cochere in the front, the addition of a porte cochere at the entrance of the convention center in the back along Prudential Drive, a remodeled pool area and a redesigned fifth-floor terrace.

In the ground-floor public areas, the lobby, lounge and restaurant will see significant upgrades. Carpeting will be replaced by hard flooring and new furnishings will be added throughout, in addition to the drop ceilings.

The expanded lobby lounge will be rebuilt with a loggia so that part of the seating area will be outside under cover.The fitness center will be renovated and the ground-floor restaurant will be renovated with a covered outdoor seating area.


2.The First Coast Mohs Skin Center




Plans are underway to transform a 1.2-acre site, at Park and Rosselle Streets, into a 2-story 11,516 square foot medical office building and associated retail. The First Coast Mohs Skin Center will occupy the first floor of the proposed Spanish-styled structure. " Mohs " refers to a technique that removes cancerous tissue with minimal effects to healthy tissue. The second floor will be for general offices. The building's footprint will face Park Street with parking in the rear, along Rosselle and Chelsea Streets. The project should be completed by November 2016.

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