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ACHP Leadership’s Tour of Union Terminal Warehouse Highlights Florida’s First Use of Opportunity Zone and Historic Tax Credits

JACKSONVILLE, FL – ACHP Chairman Aimee Jorjani and ACHP Vice Chairman Rick Gonzalez today toured the Union Terminal Warehouse project in Jacksonville, Florida, located in one of 21 Duval County-designated Opportunity Zones. Originally constructed in 1913, work is underway to turn the former warehouse into a mix of apartments, commercial space, maker/artist studios, and restaurants.

Joining Chairman Jorjani and Vice-Chairman Gonzalez on the tour were Jacksonville City Councilman Reginald “Reggie” Gaffney, an avid supporter of and advocate for the project; representatives from the developer Columbia Ventures, Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority, and City of Jacksonville’s Historic Preservation department; and Chuck Shealy from Local Initiative Support Corporation, who provided acquisition debt financing and continues to be an advocate for the redevelopment.

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