Next phase of Riverfront Plaza begins construction; expected to finish in 2025

Work on the next phase of construction at Riverfront Plaza, the former site of The Jacksonville Landing, is underway, the city announced on Friday.

“It is exciting to see continued progress being made at the Riverfront Plaza site,” Mayor Donna Deegan said. “I look forward to watching this vital project move forward over the coming months, and eagerly await the day it is ready for the citizens of Jacksonville to enjoy.”

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Haskell Company, the contractor for the project, has already started to install construction fencing, portions of which display project renderings, around the perimeter of the Plaza.

Phase 1A began in July 2023 with the closure and removal of a portion of Independent Drive to clear space for park amenities. In addition, Independent Drive was rerouted to Hogan Street.

The next phase, Phase 1B, will include work on the overall infrastructure, the bulkhead and riverwalk, along with the construction of a café, a children’s playground, and a large green space.

The total cost of Phase 1B is expected to be around $38 million, about $13 million for the bulkhead and $25 million for the park. The phase is expected to be done by mid-to-late 2025, the city said.

The city said Newnan Street, Bay Street and Pearl Street pedestrian traffic will be rerouted and signage redirecting foot traffic has been installed. Traffic on Independent Drive will not be impacted.

The Hogan Street alignment project is nearing completion and Water Street is scheduled to reopen to vehicular traffic in late March 2023.

The city said it is also working on a webpage devoted to the Riverfront Park Project and more details will be shared soon.

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