Project Description

Jacksonville Transit & Multimodal Development Plan

The City of Jacksonville’s Master Plan calls for the historic LaVilla District in downtown to become a vibrant mix of residential, commercial, and entertainment uses. Key to implementing this plan is the effective incorporation of transit and other multimodal facilities that will ultimately improve the sustainability of the area, as well as overall quality of life for Jacksonville’s citizens and visitors.

RS&H completed a study exploring the most appropriate locations for future land uses, rapid transit corridors, pedestrian circulation, parking structures, and other elements needed to make the area an efficient multimodal transit hub, while maintaining the city’s goals for redevelopment. We also examined the cultural heritage of the LaVilla District, once known as the “Harlem of the South,” for ways to incorporate the area’s unique historic and cultural aspects into the design.

The resulting Transit and Multimodal Facility Area Development Plan included incorporating the area’s vintage train station into a new multimodal hub with key components including the Jacksonville Convention Center, new parking structures, proposed bus stations for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Greyhound, and an elevated Skyway terminal.

The vision plan involved a redevelopment of approximately eight blocks and introduced a mixed-use development approach with higher density residential, retail/entertainment, office and civic uses organized around a public greenspace and interconnected with public transit access and walkable streets. RS&H successfully coordinated with public agencies and private developers to create this vision plan.

Project Details

Description Transportation
T-I Planning/Environmental
Funding/Grant Procurement
Master Planning
Urban & Regional Planning
Location Jacksonville, FL
Client/Owner Jacksonville Transportation Authority


James W. Hullett, Jr.