Each year, Downtown Vision tracks and analyzes Downtown’s performance in key indicators of urban vitality, such as development and investment, residential demand, office market and employment base, transportation and infrastructure enhancements and tourism health to tell the story of Downtown Jacksonville, benchmark trends and support investment efforts.
The 2023 State of Downtown Report is an 18-month recap of progress and development in Downtown Jacksonville from January 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, published by Downtown Vision in October 2023.
2022 State of Downtown Report
2020-2021 State of Downtown Report
2019-2020 State of Downtown Report
2018 State of Downtown Report
2017 State of Downtown Report
2016 State of Downtown Report
2014 State of Downtown Report
2013 State of Downtown Report
2012 State of Downtown Report
2011 State of Downtown Report
2010 State of Downtown Report
2009 State of Downtown Report
2008 State of Downtown Report
2007 State of Downtown Report
2006 State of Downtown Report
The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) is the Community Redevelopment Agency and the Economic Development arm of the City for Downtown Jacksonville. Guided by a nine-member board of directors, the DIA seeks to attract investment, facilitate job creation, support infrastructure improvements and oversees public property disposition. The DIA also strives to increase residential density through capital investment, planning, marketing, and public-private partnerships including the provision of incentives.
The master plan for Downtown Jacksonville is a comprehensive playbook and rulebook for attracting private development, enriching the cultural environment and modernizing the infrastructure to reinvigorate the heart of the Jacksonville metro. It is a closely aligned and carefully integrated set of plans – including specific guidance for public infrastructure, a regulatory framework for private development and incentives to encourage desired redevelopment, all based on eight distinct goals and measurable strategic objectives.
City Of Jacksonville Economic Development
Partner Impact Report – The Economic Development Partner Impact Report details the results of the City’s collaborative efforts to strengthen the local economy and increase opportunities for the people of Jacksonville.
Emerald Trail Master Plan
In 2019, Jacksonville City Council approved Groundwork Jacksonville’s Emerald Trail Master Plan to create a 30-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails that will connect Downtown to 14 historic neighborhoods, 18 schools, two colleges, and nearly 30 parks.
Cathedral District Master Plan
In 2017, Cathedral District Jax-Inc. (CDJ) commissioned a master plan with the purpose of developing a revitalization strategy for the neighborhood. The framework of the physical master plan is organization around the following ideas: create a residential core; make improved connections to surrounding neighborhoods and existing resources; create a mixed-use neighborhood-serving retail street; create safe and friendly walkable, bikeable streets; add open space; create religious public art program; attract a charter school; and develop a parking strategy.
Have you ever wondered, “What does Downtown Vision do?” From the Ambassador program and stakeholder support, to marketing and research, to the placemaking and events, we stay busy! Check out our Annual Report and learn about the programs that make our organization special.