The Jacksonville City Council overwhelmingly voted to support a new Home2 Suites in the Riverside neighborhood of Brooklyn on Tuesday. A joint project between Corner Lot and Kelco Management and Development Inc., the $22 million Home2 Suites will be located on a .86-acre parcel at 600 Park Street. The new six-story hotel will offer 100 rooms, a fitness center, a pool, and a street-level restaurant with outdoor seating.
“Corner lot and Kelco are excited to fill a need for business and leisure travel in and around downtown Jacksonville with our first Hilton flagged hotel in the Brooklyn area of Riverside,” said Andy Allen, Corner Lot CEO. “It’s close to I-10 and I-95, and the proximity to restaurants, bars, and retail centers make it a unique walkable location.”
Originally began in 2020 during the pandemic, the project underwent more than a year of Downtown Investment Authority analysis and review before it was approved for support from the Board in December 2021. Cited as a “pioneer” project that could spur additional redevelopment and tourism in the area, the Home2 Suites is an award-winning, all-suite, extended stay designed to serve business and leisure travelers. The project is slated to break ground this summer and projected to be complete in January 2024.