Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Cathedral District?
Where is the District located?
Who is leading the redevelopment effort?
Is CDJ building apartments and businesses?
Does the District buy buildings and land?
Do you have any special events?
How can I get involved?
Is Cathedral District-Jax, Inc. a nonprofit?
Are donations tax-deductible?
What is the Cathedral District?

The Cathedral District is a 36-block, 118-acre area around St. John’s Cathedral in Downtown Jacksonville. Anchored by five historic churches, it is currently being redeveloped into a leafy, green, vibrant neighborhood where a diverse array of residents can live, work, and play together.

Where is the District located?

The District extends north to south from State Street to Adams Street and east to west from Main Street to N. Liberty Street, the northeast quadrant of Downtown Jacksonville, FL.

Who is leading the redevelopment effort?

The Cathedral District is led by Cathedral District Jax, Inc., (CDJ) a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a spectacular and highly-engaged board and staff!  Learn more about them on our Leadership page here.

Is CDJ building apartments and businesses?

No, CDJ works with the public and private sector to facilitate the creation of housing and retail

Does the District buy buildings and land?

Sometimes CDJ does purchase land, but we then look for a private sector developer to build on the site (mostly residential, which is our greatest need.)

We are operating from a Master Development Plan that shows the highest and best use of the land in the District.  Your can view and download the whole plan here.

Do you have any special events?

Yes! In December of 2019, the Cathedral District held its first event, Christmas in the Cathedral District. Attended by more than 1,000 people, it was a huge success.

A spring-themed event was planned for 2020, but had to be cancelled due to public health concerns arising from the coronavirus pandemic. There will be a 2020 Christmas event though – check our Facebook page and website for more details as they become available!

How can I get involved?

You can be part of the Cathedral District’s success story! Join us by making a donation here, or contact us to volunteer for events and special projects.

Is Cathedral District-Jax, Inc. a nonprofit?

Cathedral District Jax, Inc., (CDJ) was designated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in August of 2019.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Cathedral District-Jax, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Make a donation here!

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