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.
Navigating Sec. 656.361.7.1 Application and Review Procedure to DDRB and Council
Downtown Overlay Zone and Downtown District Use and Form Regulations
In Spring 2019, the Jacksonville City Council adopted a new zoning code for the Downtown Overlay Zone to promote and encourage revitalization and growth in downtown.
To be completed by applicant requesting conceptual or final approval by DDRB.
Sign Permits are issued by the Building Inspection Division. Within Downtown, DIA staff and/or the DDRB will review signs for compliance with the Downtown signage regulations.
For more information on sign permits, please review the Downtown Sign Overlay Zone.
If the nature of your business is a street/sidewalk/food truck Vendor, a Vendor's Permit is required to go with your Local Business Tax Receipt. You can pick up a Vendor's packet at the Duval County Tax Collectors Office, Downtown branch.
The Vendor's checklist, application, and additional information can be found here.
For reference, the City ordinance that outlines vendor permits is in Chapter 250, and can be found via municode here.
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