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Downtown Jacksonville is open for business

Downtown Vision Inc. (DVI), the Downtown Improvement District, has compiled a new database for Downtown property owners within the Downtown Improvement District (DID) to submit their first floor retail listings.

In response to numerous requests for information generated from Off the Grid and Coworking initiatives, Downtown Vision recognized the need for a centralized list of available street level properties, which are not always listed in larger, industry databases. Knowing many small business owners and entrepreneurs do not have access to the larger subscription-based databases, this provides another easy resource for Downtown Vision to help market the available space Downtown.

“We have definitely seen an uptick in the number of inquiries to our office regarding available retail and office space for small businesses in various industries,” said Terry Lorince, executive director, Downtown Vision Inc. “Many recognize that now is the ideal time to make the move to Downtown,” added Lorince.

The Downtown Improvement District (includes the Northbank and Southbank) has 729,001 square feet of retail space—of which 582,712 square feet (80%) is located in the Northbank and 146,289 square feet (20%) on the Southbank.

“Collecting this information is one way Downtown Vision can help further Mayor Brown’s efforts and support small business initiatives at the Chamber and UNF,” said Lorince.

The database and more information are available online at

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