North Pointe Town Center

njcdc-nov2012-300x200NORTHEAST REGION
2 FCLF LOANS totaling $896,000

10,600 Square Foot Building
50 Temporary Construction Jobs
25 Permanent Jobs



"On behalf of a grateful community, we say thank you to FCLF for taking the lead in making our dream come true." – Paul Tutwiler, Executive Director

Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) seeks to improve the quality of life in a way that embraces economic diversity, assists businesses eager to invest, honors area history, and creates a thriving community for families. To accomplish this mission, NJCDC sponsors projects that promote revitalization of the community through education, planning, housing rehabilitation, new construction, economic development, and advocacy. NJCDC has built and sold 50 new homes to first-time homebuyers, completed a 15-unit moderate income subdivision, and created a number of programs to enhance community pride.

With a loan from Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF), NJCDC is building North Point Town Center, a 10,600-sf  mixed-use building that will provide jobs and services in a low- to moderate-income community on the west side of Jacksonville. It replaced an overgrown vacant property with a modern LEED certified/ Earth friendly structure. As a Green certified project, the loan qualified for a reduced interest rate through FCLF. A second loan from FCLF allowed NJCDC to continue construction on the interior of the center, preparing the retail space for new community businesses.

When completed, the new space will be home to NJCDC headquarters, as well as other community and neighborhood businesses and service providers. This facility is considered the keystone of the City of Jacksonville's revitalization plan for the 29th and Chase neighborhood. Additional funding for the project comes from loans and grants from the City of Jacksonville, and from state and federal grants.

To view more photos of North Point Town Center, view our Flickr page.

NJCDC Aerial View Photo.   njcdc-street-view-300x200

"Our partnership with FCLF allows us to build an attractive, state of the art facility that patients, staff, and community will be proud of." – Bakari Burns, President-CEO

Orange Blossom Family Health

"FCLF has proven its community impact and hard work. We are proud to partner with FCLF." – Leslie Watson, Analyst, Community Investments

Dignity Health

"Trinity Health is happy to partner with FCLF. We look forward to seeing the impact in the communities you serve." – Sr. Kathleen Coll, SSJ, Administrator, Shareholder Advocacy

Trinity Health

"I appreciate FCLF for lending in rural areas, where many other lenders are exiting. From the first moment we spoke with FCLF staff, we felt we had a partner." – Jamie Kerr, President, AMCS Dev.

Griffin Heights

"We couldn't achieve our mission of creating strong neighborhoods without FCLF's help. Their staff is always friendly, quick to respond, and efficient." – Bonnye Deese, Executive Director


"We commend the important work of your organization, are glad to support its efforts." – Beverly Dabney

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"FCLF was instrumental in making this important project a reality, bringing us one step closer to ending chronic homelessness in Miami-Dade County." – Dr. Paul A. Ahr, President & CEO

Camillus House

"When nobody else would take a chance on us, FCLF did. Woodlawn is thriving today and we will always be grateful for your part in that.." – PeterTollefson, Dean of Students

Woodlawn Community Academy

"FCLF understands and is a part of what we are doing: helping families have the American dream of owning a home." – Isaac Simhon, Executive Director

Housing Programs, Inc.

"Our relationship with FCLF provides the capital to achieve long-lasting impact." – Terri Murray, Exec Dir

Neighborhood Renaissance

“We cannot thank FCLF enough for this partnership, creating permanent housing for our neighbors in need, and their commitment to Florida communities.” – Shannon Nazworth, President & CEO

Ability Housing

"FCLF is a difference maker! Their team provides solutions to bring about real change in a community." – Tim Marks, President & CEO

Metropolitan Ministries

"Without the FCLF initial loan to purchase land, we might not have been able to move forward with farmworker housing." – Peter Routsis-Arroyo, CEO, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice

Casa San Juan Bosco

"FCLF has a keen knowledge of Florida challenges & opportunities. We are confident our investment will be used to improve lives." – Kathleen Rizzo Young, Sr. VP, Community Development


"BankUnited understands the challenges facing our communities; we applaud FCLF's efforts. Thank you for making our community a better place to live." – Katrina Wright, VP Comm. Dev.


"It is really working. FCLF is really touching low-income people." – Florida Community Loan Fund Founding Board Member

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

"FCLF demonstrates a mission-oriented philosophy that is compatible and supportive, broadens our platform and deepens our portfolio of products and services." – Kent Adcock, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter

"We appreciate the accomplishments your organization attains." - Robert Sucher, Executive VP

Sabadell United Bank

"We're thrilled to partner with FCLF to make our project a reality to serve generations of kids in our community." – Dawn Stanhope, President & CEO

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County

"Aida Palms will be a lasting asset to the City of Lakeland. This revitalization wouldn't be possible without financing partners like FCLF." – Mitchell Rosenstein, Principal, Green Mills Group

Aida Palms

Core Purpose FCLF exists to maximize opportunities for people and places outside of the economic mainstream.
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