The City of Jacksonville, Florida and the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) desire to stimulate and create economic redevelopment in Downtown.
Accordingly, the DIA is requesting proposals (“Proposals”) from parties interested in redevelopment, via purchase and sale or lease agreement, approximately seventy (70) acres of contiguous City-owned riverfront property located on the North Bank of Downtown Jacksonville, as illustrated by Exhibit ‘A to this Solicitation. It is the goal of the City and the DIA to execute policies that result in sustainable growth, rising personal incomes, and to generate new tax revenue with well-planned redevelopment projects.
Public / private partnerships are encouraged that will promote private capital investment in Downtown. the City envision a mix of residential and non-residential uses that have a focus on river and riverfront activation. Preservation of public open space and public access to the St. Johns River and Hogan’s Creek are essential to the successful redevelopment of the Site.
To that end, DIA and the City envision redevelopment Proposals that incorporate public parks, public recreation areas, and public marinas (i.e. transient boat slips), while also increasing residential and non-residential riverfront opportunities.
Proposals due by March 8, 2017.