VIKA South brings more than 40 years of relevant experience in the development industry. We specialize in sustainably transforming infill urban areas into thriving communities that blend livability, entrepreneurial opportunity, diversity, and entertainment.
As the new national economic engine, Florida is attracting investment and additional residents and works and is poised to become more abundant with opportunities for people looking to share in a journey of progress. We are excited to be a part of this emerging progress as our new home continues to re-envision itself.
To transform a community, you must be deeply rooted within it which is why VIKA is committed to Florida and the community’s effort to rapidly move toward its future. We take pride in being part of the process as communities re-envision themselves. We believe in knowing the community’s needs and building relationships that last beyond a single project.
OUR VAST PORTFOLIO OF EXPERIENCE
While our team draws on experience and inspiration from around the country, we’ve been placemaking throughout the mid-Atlantic for four decades. We are eager to bring this detail-oriented development experience to your project.
Our long successful portfolio of development projects can be found throughout Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia – we’ve played a role in transforming those areas into a vibrant metropolitan region.
As we look around the Jacksonville area, we see not only the similarities to what existed 20 years ago in the Metropolitan DC area but also the exciting untapped potential. The similarities of demand, land prices, waterway influences, and environmental policies, and the rapid growth in the suburbs, coupled with a flight of folks from the core, is what we have built our reputation, range of experience, and project success on.
The market-driven redevelopment patterns and development success we have seen over the last two decades in the tri-state DC area will inform and benefit the opportunities that your projects have identified in Florida.
We are uniquely qualified to assist your project. We have seen first-hand that the number of review agencies and level of detail required for even a preliminary plan of development have grown exponentially during the life of our firm and can meet those challenges. Our differentiators are our ability to find a way to say yes to questions that are each day are getting more complicated and the commitment of our Practicing Principals who will manage your project through their daily involvement.
We’ve helped communities to redevelop to meet their full potential. Our experience and deep bench of seasoned professionals allows us to offer a variety of critical services that can help you navigate the land development and permitting process and ensure your project attains it full potential.
OUR MULTIDISCIPLINED APPROACH AND SOLUTIONS
We’ve learned the right balance allows for a collaborative approach while keeping projects on schedule and within budget. Planning creates a vision, with civil design engineers making those visions functional. Landscape Architecture and Arboriculture bring beauty and completes the sustainability to the project’s environment. Surveying and Geomatics establish the clear understanding of a project’s potential, and Regulatory and Entitlement ensure zoning and other project requirements are satisfied through the development process.
We invest ourselves in well-designed places that meet community’s need and grow sustainably over time. Working as one cohesive team, we ensure that your projects are completed on time, within budget, and exceed expectations.
Our wide-ranging experience taking underutilized urban and suburban elements and elevating them to thriving communities is what we do best. This unique knowledge will advance our collective efforts to transform the Jacksonville area.
Shawn Frost, RLA, LEED AP
Member / Vice President
2720 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32225