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LEARN MORE ABOUT POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES
Approval: DIA Staff then DIA Board
DIA Contact: Lori Boyer | 904-255-5301


DEVELOPMENT/REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
Approval: DIA Staff then DIA Board
DIA Contact: Steve Kelley | 904-255-5304


ALLOCATION OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS
Approval: DIA Staff then DIA Board
DIA Contact: Guy Parola | 904-255-5305


AVAILABLE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Approval: DIA Staff then DIA Board
DIA Contact: Steve Kelley | 904-255-5304


ZONING EXCEPTIONS, VARIANCES, WAIVERS & DEVIATIONS
FOR ALL FORM REGULATIONS IN Sec. 656.361.6.2
Approval: Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB)
DIA Contact: Lori Radcliffe-Meyers | 904-255-5307


APPEAL OF DDRB DECISION (Sec. 656.361.7. G.1)
Approval: Zoning, exceptions, variances, or waivers go to City Council;
All other decisions go to DIA

DIA Contact: Guy Parola | 904-255-5305


APPEAL OF DIA DECISION (Sec. 656.361.7. G.2)
Approval: City Council
DIA Contact: Guy Parola | 904-255-5305


DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK CAFÉ PERMIT (Sec. 250.804)
Approval: DIA Staff for Approval; Duval County Tax Collector for
Application Submittal and Payment

DIA Contact: Lori Radcliffe-Meyers | 904-255-5307


DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK VENDOR (Sec. 250.506)
Approval: DIA Staff for Approval; Duval County Tax Collector for
Application Submittal and Payment

DIA Contact: Lori Radcliffe-Meyers | 904-255-5307


WATER QUALITY COMPENSATORY CREDITS (Sec. 55.204)
Approval: DIA Staff then DIA Board
DIA Contact: Guy Parola | 904-255-5305


SIGN PERMITS (Sec. 656.1336)
Approval: DIA Staff (if sign exception, then DDRB)
DIA Contact: Lori Radcliffe-Meyers | 904-255-5307


RIGHT-OF-WAY PERMITS THAT FALL WITHIN THE
DOWNTOWNOVERLAY ZONE

Approval: DIA Staff
DIA Contact: Lori Radcliffe-Meyers | 904-255-5307

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE DIA

To support developers and others looking to invest in Downtown, the DIA provides numerous incentives to encourage such investment. In addition to administering development and redevelopment agreements, allocating development rights, creating public/private partnerships, and providing enhanced public amenities, the DIA provides many program-specific incentives, such as:



NOTICE OF DISPOSITION POLICY
Approved and established by the DIA Board on September 18, 2019, the Notice of Disposition Policy is used by the Downtown Investment Authority in selecting the disposition process to be followed and the applicable procedures for each type of process regarding the purchase or lease of City-owned property.


UNSOLICITED PROPOSAL POLICY
Approved and established by the DIA Board on September 18, 2019, the Unsolicited Porposal Policy is used used by the Downtown Investment Authority to review and respond to unsolicited proposals regarding the purchase, lease, or development of City-owned property for non-public use. Unsolicited proposals for public use fall under FS 255.065 and policies adopted thereunder.


DOING BUSINESS WITH THE DDRB

All development proposed within downtown shall be reviewed by the DDRB staff for consistency with the Use Regulations, the Form Regulations, the Downtown Design Guidelines, and the Riverwalk Park Design Criteria (if applicable).

All developers are required to meet with DDRB staff and staff of such other City agencies or departments if deemed necessary by DDRB staff to discuss conceptual designs and other elements of a proposed project for feedback prior to the completion of a DDRB application.

After the pre-application meeting with staff to discuss the proposed project, the applicant may request DDRB staff to agenda the proposed project for Conceptual Approval at the next available DDRB meeting, subject to submittal of required items pursuant to subsection B, linked below, and completion of such other City reviews as warranted by staff. 

DDRB staff shall prepare a report to be presented to DDRB recommending approval, approval with condition or denial, which shall incorporate and take into account any comments submitted from any other reviewing City staff.