Downtown Vision, Inc. - What We Do
Downtown Vision is dedicated to serving our stakeholders, making Downtown cleaner, safer, friendlier and easier to get around, and bringing more people Downtown. Our major programs and projects include the following:
Downtown Stakeholder Support - Report An Issue
Downtown Vision provides support as needed to Downtown stakeholders and responds to hundreds of requests for advocacy, information and problem resolution assistance. Downtown Vision has also implemented an electronic Report an Issue system, allowing for real-time reporting and the ability to follow through on the issue until resolution. For more information on this system, visit Report an Issue.
Our Downtown Ambassadors are paid and trained staff that serve as an extra set of eyes and ears to make Downtown more comfortable and friendly. Ready to give directions, answer questions, provide assistance, or walk you to your destination, the Downtown Ambassadors are Jacksonville's Downtown hospitality team.
The Ambassadors also provide clean and safe services. The Ambassadors pressure wash and spot clean sidewalks, remove graffiti, pick up litter, and keep the streets clean. Additionally, the Ambassadors have routine reporting channels with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Easily recognized by their orange polo shirts and pith helmets, the Downtown Ambassadors patrol the Downtown Improvement District seven days a week.
Information on Downtown
We have a wealth of information on Downtown on our website, as well as in our weekly events email, Things to Do; our monthly Downtown Jacksonville Update; and our timely Information and Safety Alert updates. To subscribe to any of these e-newsletters, visit our Subscribe page.
You can also visit our Publications Archive for annual reports, past issues of the Downtown Jacksonville Updates, and State of Downtown Reports.
We produce dozens of events a year, including:
First Wednesday Art Walk
Eat Up Downtown
Movies in the Park at Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk
Dine With Us Downtown
Events in The Core
Downtown Vision has embarked on a number of initiatives and partnerships, including Coworking, a facade program and more. Visit our 2011 Initiatives page for more information on what we're currently working on.
Parking and Transportation Services
Downtown Vision provides information about parking and public transportation while coordinating with the city and other organizations to develop efficient access into and within Downtown for visitors, residents and employees.
Downtown Vision is a voice for Downtown stakeholders on issues of importance to the future of Downtown Jacksonville. In 2010, Downtown Vision released an advocacy position paper entitled Turning the Corner: Rethinking and Remaking Downtown, which outlines eight tenants needed to move Downtown forward. To learn more, please visit Downtown Vision's Advocacy page.
Turning the Corner: Rethinking and Remaking Downtown | Download PDF
Downtown Action Plan
Downtown Vision works in partnership with the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission and other agencies to support the objectives outlined in the Downtown Action Plan.
Downtown Action Plan | Download PDF