#DTJax Weekly Update: October 25 – October 31

The following is this week’s issue of the “#DTJax Weekly Update” e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.


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DVI Updates 

DTJax Parklet Debut!

Monday, October 24, was the ribbon cutting for the first parklet in DTJax and the launch of the DTJax Parklet Program. Located outside of The Brick Coffee House, this new addition to #DTJax provides seating, shade, bike racks and will improve the street for local businesses, residents and visitors.


Thank you to all the parklet partners who have worked on the program and the first parklet for the last few months: Downtown Investment AuthorityULI North FloridaWindmill ConsultingContent Design Group and TransForm Jax.

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For inquiries regarding the parklet program, contact Jennifer Hewett-Apperson.
Trick or Treat on the Street in #DTJax
Halloween falls on a Monday this year and we want to celebrate with Downtown employees wearing their best costumes for our 4th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street during lunch time on Monday, Oct. 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Participating businesses and restaurants will be set up either inside or outside their storefronts handing out candy, coupons and other promotional goodies. Grab a costume, a friend and be sure to partake in this sweet treat!

More information and a PDF of the map can be found here.

“Salute to Service” Art Walk Volunteers Needed:

We’re looking for volunteers for our November 2 “Salute to Service” Art Walk. Join us as a kick-off to the Navy vs. Notre Dame Game festivities and to celebrate and thank the brave men and women in our armed services.

To volunteer, sign-up here.


Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 


Still available is your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2! Download here.

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Spring, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to

2015 State of Downtown Report:

2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit to download the PDF.



DVI Annual Report Available:
 Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2014-2015.