Downtown Overlay Zone: The boundaries of the Downtown Overlay Zone and its Overlay Districts (Overlay Districts or Districts) are shown on the Downtown Overlay Zone Map. More specifically, the Downtown Overlay Zone boundaries are coextensive with the jurisdictional boundaries of the Downtown Investment Authority, which is described in Sec. 55.105, Ordinance Code.
Northbank Retail Enhancement Program Boundary Map:
Downtown Retail Enhancement Grant Program: The Downtown Investment Authority's Retail Enhancement Program helps retail business expand and locate within Downtown by offering financial assistance for permanent tenant improvements.
The Central Civic Core is where most of the DIA’s new Northbank Core Retail Enhancement Area is located. Located in the core are cultural and services such as: Hemming Plaza, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Main Library, the Florida Theatre, the Times-Union Performing Arts Center, and the Omni and Hyatt Hotel. The Elbow
(E Town Zone), contains numerous restaurants, live music, bars shops, festivals, and the Northbank Riverwalk.
Southside Retail Enhancement Program Boundary Map:
The Southside District consists of a mixture of uses along the St. Johns River that range from high-rise condominium buildings, various hotels, the magnificent Treaty Oak, local and regional headquarters for multiple industries, the award winning Baptist Medical Center, the Museum of Science and History, Duval County School Board, fine dining, a City marina and boat ramp, and Friendship Park.
Downtown Tax Increment Finance Districts: Tax increment finance (TIF) is a unique financing tool used to leverage public funds to promote private sector activity in the targeted area.In the year 2000, the boundaries of the Northside West CRA and Downtown East CRA were merged into a single Northbank Downtown CRA (Ordinance 2000-1078-E), and their respective Redevelopment Trust Funds were also merged. However, separate accounting records are maintained with respect to each of the former areas in order to calculate accurate increment revenues from each geographic area because they have different Base Years (year the CRA was established), and also in order to assure that any outstanding indebtedness payable from increment revenues in each former area at the time the merger took place is repaid only from the increment revenue derived from such former area, respectively. The TIF Map illustrates the three original TIF Distrcits in Downtown Jacksonville.
Sidewalk Vending: The primary purpose of public sidewalks is for use by pedestrian traffic. However, vending on public sidewalks promotes the public interest by contributing to an active and attractive pedestrian environment. Therefore, to permit such activity it is necessary to provide reasonable regulation of downtown sidewalk vending to protect the public, health, safety and welfare and to promote free, unimpeded and safe vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow. Part of this protection involves regulation of vending cart size, designation of vending locations and size, and insurance requirements to adequately protect the rights of citizens. The regulations contained in this Part do not prohibit pure speech under the United States Constitution, but merely regulate the activities which are commercial in nature.
Northbank Sidewalk Vendor Locations: Downtown vending may be done only on sites listed and located on the Northbank and Southbank Vending locations. For additional information and/or questions regarding vending locations, please contact Lori Radcliffe-Meyers at LRMeyers@coj.net or 904-255-5307.
Southbank Sidewalk Vendor Locations: Downtown vending may be done only on sites listed and located on the Northbank and Southbank Vending locations. For additional information and/or questions regarding vending locations, please contact Lori Radcliffe-Meyers at LRMeyers@coj.net or 904-255-5307.