The city of Jacksonville confirms Berkman II has been bought. The brand new developer is making plans on building a inn, riverfront entertainment area, and parking garage, in line with a announcement from Mayor Lenny Curry’s leader of workforce Brian Hughes.
“Following months of collaborative discussions between the mayor, Choate creation, and a brand new developer, we are one step in the direction of our commitment of ensuring that Jacksonville’s waterfront is positioned to its highest use,” the declaration says.
Curry says he has been working for numerous years with the seller-Choate construction- and the new developer- who isn’t being publicly named right now- to get the deal done. Hughes says the town’s expertise of the assignment is that the present Berkman shape may be incorporated in to the plans, because the shape is sound.
“The management is distinctly enthusiastic about this settlement, and appears forward to endured discussions with the developer to discover subsequent steps and efforts that will allow them to reach their goals,” Hughes says.
The declaration in addition says work on the mission is predicted to begin this week, and greater details about the plans can be launched inside the coming days.
Berkman II has been dormant for years, after a parking garage collapsed even as beneath production in 2007, killing one man or woman and injuring others.
The sale comes at a time while many Downtown redevelopment tasks are shifting ahead. The city plans to take down the Hart Bridge ramps, and the Laura street Trio is present process work. Negotiations are still ongoing for redeveloping the Shipyards, and the Jaguars have also recommend an offer for a massive redevelopment effort within the sports activities complicated. In the meantime, the town is exploring what to put up at the site in which the vintage courthouse could be taken down- that may include a conference center. The Southbank is developing as nicely, with plans for “The District” transferring ahead.