Moving Duval County jail to be a budget priority for incoming Jacksonville City Council president
Incoming Jacksonville City Council president Ron Salem said one of his main priorities when he takes the helm will be building a new jail and moving it away from its current home on East Bay Street downtown.
New York-based developer recommended for Jacksonville riverfront site
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville is one step closer to having new homes and businesses along the St. Johns River downtown. Two developers have been bidding to develop East Bay Street, where the old courthouse and City Hall annex once stood. The first bidder, Spandrel Development Partners, specializes in developing “mixed-use, multi-family, hospitality and retail projects in target cities of growth," according to its website. On Monday, members of the Downtown Investment Authority committee for development recommended that Spandrel Development Partners be given the bid for the property. If the full board agrees to have Spandrel Development Partners develop the riverfront site then the group and DIA will agree on the terms of the project.
Week of Valor kicks off with Salute to Veterans Run
Jacksonville will honor the men and women who serve America on Monday during the annual Veterans Day Parade. Nearly 600 runners participated in the Salute to Veterans Run on Sunday morning, kicking off the Week of Valor. If you plan to attend the Veterans Day Parade on Monday, this handy guide should help answer your questions:What you'll seeBoth veterans and active-duty military members will be honored during the Veterans Day Parade. Where to watchThe parade kicks off around 11 a.m. downtown along East Bay Street near the intersection of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. The parade continues down Bay to Newnan Street, onto Independent Street and ends at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.
Helpful guide to Jacksonville's 2019 Veterans Day Parade
JACKSONVILE, Fla. - The city of Jacksonville will honor the men and women who serve America on Monday during the annual Veterans Day Parade. What you'll seeBoth veterans and active-duty military members will be honored during the Veterans Day Parade. Where to watchThe parade kicks off around 11 a.m. downtown along East Bay Street near the intersection of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. The parade continues down Bay to Newnan Street, onto Independent Street and ends at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. You can watch from both sides of the street along the parade route.
Intuition Ale Works planning Downtown Jacksonville expansion
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Intuition Ale Works announced Monday it plans to expand its Downtown Jacksonville brewery on East Bay Street, adding a corner space that will double as a second taproomThe new space, which it plans to open during the week of Oct. 27, will be used on days when sporting events, concerts and festivals are scheduled in the area. The corner space will also be available for private rentals, non-profit events and concerts. On a side note, Intuition Ale Works' rooftop bar made our list of top picks in the Jacksonville area. The brewery permanently closed its original location in Riverside earlier in August that was first established in 2010 on King Street. Intuition's operations are now fully integrated at the facility downtown, which first opened its doors in 2016.
Roads around JSO headquarters reopen after package deemed safe
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A report of a suspicious package on East Bay Street closed four roads around the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office headquarters Monday morning, police said. The package was reported at 501 East Bay St. -- the address of the Police Memorial Building. Marsh, East Bay, Forsyth and Liberty streets -- the four roads that surround the building -- were temporarily closed as a precaution while police investigated the suspicious package. It was deemed not to be "anything of concern" and the all-clear was given just after 9:30 a.m."Thank you everyone for your patience," JSO tweeted. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.