Kings Avenue Station
Kings Avenue Station reinvigorates underutilized infrastructure by connecting an established parking garage and transit station to a highly-desirable urban neighborhood to create Jacksonville’s first Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).
For more than a decade, the 3,000-space Kings Avenue Garage and adjacent Jacksonville Skyway System had been virtually unused. Working with the client, city, and transportation authority, ELM created an innovative TOD master plan that would transform a vacant parking lot into a vibrant mixed-use infill development and continue the renewal of an emerging urban neighborhood.
The first phase of the plan has been implemented, consisting of two hotels wrapping a central courtyard and pool. ELM was the design architect for the hotels, facilitated approvals from the city and transportation authority, and provided site planning and landscape design services. Ongoing planning work continues to adapt the master plan to potential future residential and retail market opportunities.
Chase Properties, Inc.
Approvals and Entitlements
Jacksonville’s first Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
Continues renewal of Kings Avenue/San Marco urban neighborhood
Replaced vacant parking with dynamic mixed-use development
Future site for much needed affordable urban residential
Enhances established infrastructure and downtown transit system