By Mike Mendenhall, Jacksonville Daily Record
The Downtown Development Review Board gave final design approval Dec.12 for JEA’s proposed $72.2 million, 200,000-square-foot headquarters at 325 W. Adams St. and an adjacent 850-space parking garage.
As a condition of the approval, the DDRB did request changes to the look of one corner of the building and to landscaping planters used as security barriers.
The vote was 4-0. Board member Bill Schilling, vice president at Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., recused himself because his company is a contracted architectural firm on the project.
The office tower and parking garage, developed by Ryan Companies US Inc., will sit on one city block, bounded by Adams, Monroe, Pearl and Julia streets adjacent to the Duval County Courthouse. JEA will lease the building from Ryan after it's complete.