The Ambassador Hotel

Independent Life Building Featured In The Jaxson Magazine

Inside the Abandoned Old Independent Life Building Designed by KBJ Architects and completed in 1955, 233 West Duval Street’s days as downtown Jacksonville’s tallest abandoned building appear coming to an end. Specializing in adaptive reuse projects, the transformation of 233 West Duval will be Augustine Development Group’s second redevelopment project in Downtown Jacksonville. Currently, through…

Independent Life Insurance Building

Jax Daily Record reports our renovation of Independent Life Insurance Building is on track

Augustine Development Group has secured a grocery store operator for its planned renovation of Downtown’s Independent Life Insurance Building. Company President Bryan Greiner confirmed the deal in a phone interview Feb. 20 but said he could not disclose the tenant for the 21,000-square-foot, ground-floor grocery space. He said the renovation project is on track to…


Grocery store, rooftop restaurant & 140 apartments planned for old downtown Jacksonville building

The Old Independent Life Tower sat vacant for close to two decades. Inside there’s an outdated cafeteria and what use to be JEA’s headquarters. It sits on West Duval street, built in 1956, at one point Florida’s tallest building. It was designed by a world renowned German architect. Developer Augustine Development Group purchased the building…[Read More]


Ambassador Hotel renovation could breathe new life into downtown Jacksonville

Developers with Axis Hotels LLC are hoping to transform a vacant property in downtown Jacksonville into a 127-room hotel with 220 brand new apartments next door. The city council is considering an ordinance that would authorize the mayor’s office to execute a redevelopment agreement that would include a $1.5 million contribution from the Downtown Historic…