City to review the proposed RD River City Brewery Apartments | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

The planned redevelopment of the River City Brewing Co. site along the Downtown Southbank will be conceptually approved when the Downtown Development Review Board meets on January 14th at 2:00 p.m.

The Miami-based Related Group proposes the RD River City Brewery, an eight-story apartment building with 333 residential units and an attached eight-story parking garage with 535 parking spaces.

The board of directors of the Downtown Investment Authority approved a related term sheet for the $ 92.34 million project on Nov. 18.

The project also suggests the future development of a restaurant next to the Friendship Fountain Park as a separate project that will require future DDRB permits.

The RD River City Brewery Apartments website.

The property is 3.43 acres and is bordered to the north by the St. Johns River, to the east by the Science and History Museum and Friendship Fountain, to the south by Museum Circle and to the west by the St. Johns Marina boat ramp.

The proposed design of the structure raises questions from DDRB staff:

“The current design is reminiscent of the resort-style architecture seen in Key West FL, Seaside FL, St. Augustine, FL and other vacation destinations. The staff isn’t sure how this fits contextually along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. The design should represent a perceptible unit within the area. The employees want the proposed architecture to have a certain unity with the environment, ”says the proposal to be checked.

Related plans to demolish the River City Brewing restaurant once negotiations with lessee Maritime Concepts are completed. The developer will buy Maritime’s interest in the property and buy the remaining 77 years under its long-term lease with the city.

The developer plans to close the lot on July 31st and complete the final design on September 30th.

Once approved, River City Brewing’s demolition is expected to be completed by September 30, 2022 and construction is expected to complete by April 30, 2025 at the latest.

The public meeting will be held in person at 303 N. Laura St. in the multipurpose room of the conference center in the main downtown library.

It will also be available to the public on Zoom at:

https://zoom.us/j/98596868344?pwd=bFJ1UEhrMmJ2SGNoKzNCdndzTmZLdz09

Meeting ID: 985 9686 8344

Passcode: 698693

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