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.


Services Provided

Conceptual Planning

Approvals and Entitlements

Building Architecture

Landscape Architecture



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

I had done a lot of research, trying to understand what sustainable development was all about. I wanted the project to be an asset to the neighborhood, and for the community to be better off when we finished than when we started. Russ (Ervin), Tim (Miller), and Steve (Lovett) understood that philosophy, and they were very good listeners.
— Mike Balanky, King Street Station developer



Metro Jacksonville

Kings Avenue Station to break ground soon


San Marco Resident Community News

Hotels open doors in San Marco (See page 3)


ELM Project Leadership


ELM —  Planner, Architect, Landscape Architect & Urban Designer

EnVision Design + Engineering — Civil Engineering