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As of June 1st, 2020, DIA staff resumed all functions and are available via email, telephone and virtual meeting platforms during normal business hours. The DIA office is open daily during normal business hours with DIA staff present. In our offices, as in the rest of City Hall, visitors will be asked to complete a health screening, have their temperature taken and the wearing of masks will be required.

MEETINGS:  Meetings of the Downtown Investment Authority Board or any committee thereof, and the Downtown Development Review Board will be held virtually until further notice. In-person meetings may be scheduled by appointment only, noting that virtual meetings continue to be the preferred meeting method. Please note that all visitors are subject to COVID 19 screening in the manner prescribed by the City of Jacksonville “Public Building Re-Opening and Employee Return to Work Plan” issued by the Chief Administrative Officer. Please continue to check this website for future updates on the status of upcoming meetings: Meeting minutes and transcripts can be found via the links below:
HAND-DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS CURRENTLY: The ability to hand-deliver permit applications, plans, Downtown Development Review Board application packets, general correspondence, packages or any other materials to the Downtown Investment Authority office is by appointment only, with the preferred method of delivery continuing to be via U.S. Mail or electronic mail instead, or contact Guy Parola.

ACCOUNTING:  If you have questions about an invoice or payment, please email Jackie Mott and John Crescimbeni​.

PERMITS:  For permits requiring Downtown Investment Authority approval, DIA Staff will continue to process permit applications daily as follows:
  • For permits that have received a permit number and are in the City’s BID System: Please email Lori Radcliffe-Meyers with the permit number. Within 24 hours, DIA staff will review and approve/not-approve/request additional review time. You will be provided an email confirmation of the outcome.
  • For permits that have not received a permit number and/or are not in the City’s BID System: Please send them via U.S. Mail or electronic mail instead, or contact Guy Parola or Lori Radcliffe-Meyers.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE:  If you have questions about an upcoming deadline in any contract, agreement or performance schedule you have with the DIA, please email John Crescimbeni and Steve Kelley.

Please see DIA/DDRB Staff for a complete list of Staff contact information.
117 West Duval Street #310
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division has been closely monitoring updates related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For information, executive orders, press conferences, etc., visit:
Jax Ready, City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness.

For up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus and its impact on Duval County, visit:
COVID-19 Updates & Recovery Resources.