JACKSONVILLE, Florida — The Jessie Ball duPont Center, a gathering place for philanthropy and nonprofits in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, formally opens to the community on June 26.
Already, nine nonprofit organizations have moved into offices in the building, bringing almost 200 new workers to downtown. Three more tenants are scheduled to move in before the end of 2015, filling all of the leasable space on the three above-ground floors. Negotiations are under way with prospective tenants for the available space on the lower level.
The Center is owned by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, which invested $25 million in renovating the former Haydon Burns Library into an energy-efficient, state-of-the-art shared office space for local nonprofits. The Fund has relocated its offices to the third floor of the Center.