Downtown Overlay Zone: 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.
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.
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.
Northbank Retail Enhancement Program Boundary Map: 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: James Weldon Johnson Park, 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.
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.