October 14 - 16, 2020
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa

SAVE THE DATE for Florida’s only statewide redevelopment event with over 300 of your colleagues as we explore the 2020 Redevelopment Works Conference!

Investment dollars are flowing downtown at unprecedented levels to the Jacksonville area, with more than $1 billion in projects under construction and $3 billion in projects proposed. Projects span asset classes, including offices, apartments, hotels and retail, and type, including historic preservation, redevelopment, demolition and new construction. Adaptive reuse of downtown buildings is becoming more common, and projects such as Elena Flats, Everbank, and the Ambassador Hotel and Independent Life Building have created an exciting backdrop for our conference.

We will be featuring conference tours of these exciting areas of redevelopment, as well as plenty of sessions for the small cities and counties also.

Check out our links under “Explore the Area” for more information about the rich history and growth of Jacksonville. There is more coastline than any other city in the U.S. in Jacksonville – much of it freshwater and enclosed waterways. It is ranked one of the top art destinations in the country, with the monthly Art Walk, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Cummer Art and Gardens. The annual Jazz Festival is world-renowned. Jacksonville is also home to the largest urban park system in the nation, with 10 state and national parks, including the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, Timucuan Preserve, the Mandarin Museum, Catty Shack Ranch and Big Talbot Island State Park. The Jax Ale Trail features eight breweries, several craft beer bars and the Jax Brew Bus tour. Don’t forget WasabiCon and the Jaxtoberfest Beer Festival in October, exact dates to be determined.

We do not anticipate increasing either the registration fees ($395 for members) or tour fees ($50 per), and we plan on having at least two tours of the Jacksonville CRAs at the 2020 conference. Hotel room rate is $179 plus tax and a mandatory $20 resort fee. This fee includes amenities such as complimentary bikes and miniature golf, two cocktails, internet access, shuttle to and from the beach, and access to the private beach club.

We will send out emails and notices to all when the registration for the conference and the hotel opens up.

The block rate will be released prior to the 2020 conference.

Learn more about the resort

Jacksonville CRAs  https://www.coj.net/departments/office-of-economic-development/community-redevelopment-agency-(cra).aspx

Downtown Investment Authority  https://www.coj.net/departments/downtown-investment-authority

Jacksonville Beach CRA  https://www.jacksonvillebeach.org/government/departments/planning-development-department/community-redevelopment-agency

City of Jacksonville Nickname https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-city-of-Jacksonvilles-nickname-and-why-was-it-given-this-name

Jacksonville Trivia  https://www.movoto.com/guide/jacksonville-fl/jacksonville-facts/

Jacksonville History  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacksonville,_Florida

Atlantic Beach https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Beach,_Florida and  https://coab.us/

Baldwin  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin,_Florida and https://baldwinfl.govoffice2.com/

Neptune Beach  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune_Beach,_Florida and  https://www.ci.neptune-beach.fl.us/

Duval County  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duval_County,_Florida

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens jacksonvillezoo.org

Downtown Vision, Inc. (Downtown Improvement District)  http://www.downtownjacksonville.org/Downtown_Vision_Inc_Home.aspx and http://www.downtownjacksonville.org/locations/l-152-st-johns-river-taxi.aspx

Top 10 Things to Do Near Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionsNear-g34573-d1218027-Sawgrass_Marriott_Golf_Resort_Spa-Ponte_Vedra_Beach_Florida.html

202 Things to Do Near Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa https://www.skyscanner.com/trip/ponte-vedra-beach-fl/hotels/sawgrass-marriott-golf-resort-spa/nearby-things-to-do

GOLF! https://www.golfadvisor.com/course-directory/1229-ponte-vedra-beach/

10 Biggest Projects Underway in 2019 https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2019/10/04/downtowns-10-biggest-projects-underway-in-2019.html

Visit Jacksonville Events https://www.visitjacksonville.com/events/