The city of Jacksonville has filed an application for a $5.5 million project that will transform an old golf course into an urban park.
The site, known as Jacksonville Landing, will be used for a series of urban park projects that will be overseen by the city’s Development Department.
City officials said the project will help create more affordable housing, revitalize the surrounding community and create a more attractive destination for visitors.
Jacksonville Land Project will include 1,400 residential units, 5,000 parking spaces, a bike path and other infrastructure improvements to create a vibrant community.
It will also include a golf course and a hotel.
A city press release says the project is in the final stages of planning, which could take up to five years to complete.
The city is seeking an $8.9 million federal grant for the project.