The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) stands as the governing body overseeing the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) for Downtown Jacksonville. This vibrant area symbolizes civic pride and serves as a lasting introduction to both residents and visitors.
Under our team’s guidance, three distinct downtown redevelopment plans underwent consolidation, weaving together competing visions into a cohesive, pragmatic approach. This effort involved the active participation of citizens and civic leaders, allowing for the identification and prioritization of streetscape enhancement zones. The focus extended to the city’s engagement across various spatial scales, aiming to enhance downtown’s allure and foster its evolution into a thriving urban hub.
The master planning document acts as a market-oriented blueprint, offering guidance for policy considerations needed in steering downtown Jacksonville’s economic expansion. This strategic action plan not only influences design and public infrastructure enhancements but also supports private-sector revitalization initiatives. Additionally, it provides a stable framework for the city’s growth, making sure that the direction doesn’t pivot with each local election. The annual benchmarking of all projects solidifies a community-endorsed vision, while maintaining the adaptability necessary for successful implementation of the action plan.