Downtown Master Plan
Jacksonville's Downtown Master Plan, "Celebrating the River: A Plan for Downtown Jacksonville," was officially approved in 2000 by Jacksonville City Council. The plan designates ten districts within the boundaries of Downtown, and outlines urban design and streetscape guidelines.
Please click here for a complete copy of the Downtown Master Plan.
In the fall of 2006, the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (JEDC) continued its proactive approach to Downtown development by establishing four task forces to recommend action steps to make Downtown Jacksonville the place to be in Northeast Florida.
JEDC Downtown Action Plan | Download PDF
DOWNTOWN ZONING OVERLAY
The Downtown Zoning Overlay was created to promote and encourage the revitalization and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. As recommended by the Master Plan, Downtown should be a desirable, high-density, mixed-use area that maximizes all of its available resources, insures compatibility between new and existing uses, and promotes well-planned development that is consistent with the traditional urban context.
Please click here for a complete copy of the Downtown Zoning Overlay.
DOWNTOWN SIGN ORDINANCE
The Downtown Sign Ordinance was created to encourage pedestrian-scale, urban-oriented signage appropriate for Downtown Jacksonville.
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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
The property maintenance code enhances requirements for Downtown property maintenance to safeguard against blight, preserve property values and community standards and establish minimum standards to safeguard the public welfare.
Property Maintenance Code | Download PDF
SIDEWALK CAFE PERMIT
The Jacksonville Economic Development Commission governs Downtown sidewalk vending and sidewalk cafe permitting.
Please click here for a complete copy of the Downtown Sidewalk Permit Information.
TRANSPORTATION CONCURRENCY EXCEPTION AREA
Downtown was recently designated as a Transportation Concurrency Exception Area (TCEA) to promote mixed-use development tied into mass transit options to mitigate the impacts of development on the Downtown and surrounding roadway system.
Please click here for more information about Transportation Concurrency Exception Area.