The Town Center Program is intended to revitalize older neighborhoods by providing planning, design and infrastructure improvements to public spaces along key business areas and corridors. The goal of this program is to:
- Enhance both the visual appeal and physical infrastructure in older neighborhoods' commercial areas and corridors;
- Feature community visioning and planning;
- Encourage public/private partnerships;
- Leverage public dollars by coordination with the Better Jacksonville Plan improvements in the areas; and
- Encourage renewal of old commercial areas that in turn will aid and serve the residential uses.
The Program provides funding for improvements to:
- Commercial areas of neighborhoods that are 30 years or older, experiencing decline, and classified as a collector or higher roadway.
The Town Center Program is administered in 3 phases:
- Phase 1- Visioning
- Phase 2- Design & Engineering
- Phase 3- Implementation
A total of 17 projects are currently included in the Town Center Program. Total funding for each Town Center project through the program is up to $1 million. All Town Center Phase 1 funding has been awarded, and no new applications are currently being accepted.
Completed Phase 1 Vision Plans
- Avondale Town Center
- Heckscher Drive Town Center
- Lakewood Vision Plan
- McDuff Avenue Vision Plan
- Murray Hill Vision Plan
- Myrtle Avenue Vision Plan
- North Main Street Vision Plan
- Oceanway Vision Plan
- 103rd Street Vision Plan
- Rogero Road Vision Plan
- Rogero Road Historical Supplement
- Stockton Street Vision Plan Part 1
- Stockton Street Vision Plan Part 2
- Stockton Street Vision Plan Part 3
- St Nicholas Vision Plan
- University Blvd - Charter Point Vision Plan
- Venetia Vision Plan
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Please contact Lisa Ransom, Neighborhood Services Manager, Neighborhood Services Office, Neighborhoods Department at 904-255-8250 if you have any questions regarding the Town Center Program.