JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A makeover could be in the future for Jacksonville’s riverfront. Southeast Development Group, a local real estate firm shared its plans Tuesday to revamp the Northbank.
The group wants to transform more than 20 acres of land up for redevelopment. The goal is to make it more livable for locals and bring in more tourists from out of town. Locals like Sherry McGill want more fun, engaging activities to do in downtown. “We really want passive parks, we want a resilient coastline, we want a place where we can come be together and engage with the river,” she said.
Locals spoke, and Southeast Development Group listened. The firm, teaming up with the Downtown Investment Authority, shared its “Riverfront Master Plan” with city leaders and locals like McGill.
It would take nearly $1.1 billion to pull it off — the project, called Riverfront Jacksonville, would be the largest public-private partnership in the…