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Redevelopment of Times-Union property won’t start before late 2018

The family that sold the newspaper retained and may redevelop its property in downtown Jacksonville
December 17, 2017 10:00AM

The Florida Times-Union building in Jacksonville.

Any redevelopment of the Florida Times-Union newspaper property in downtown Jacksonville will wait another year, at least.

The newspaper plans to move newsroom and advertising staff to another downtown location by the fourth quarter of 2018.

The Morris family of Augusta, Georgia, sold the Times-Union and 10 other daily newspapers to Gatehouse this year.

But the family retained the 18-acre location of the Times-Union office building and printing plant in downtown Jacksonville, and the family has signaled that it wants to redevelop the property at One Riverside Avenue. The Times-Union has operated there since 1967.

The daily newspaper will close its downtown printing operations in mid-February and move production of weekday editions to Gainesville and the Sunday paper to Daytona. [Jacksonville Daily Record] Mike Seemuth