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Reimagining Downtown's Forgotten Spaces

Downtown revitalization doesn't have to be difficult. Adding life, excitement and economic opportunity isn't about spending tons of money or subsidizing companies to relocate. In many cases it's as simple as taking advantage of what you already have.

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The power of public art: Murals show Jax's resilience

Once considered to be down and out, Jacksonville's urban core is a place on the move. The resilience of the city is captured in the rapidly expanding conversion of once bland building walls into powerful expressions of local public street art. Here's a small sample of what you can find in and around...

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The lost impact of streetcar lines on San Marco

Before there was a San Marco, there was a streetcar providing thirteen minute headways from Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard to downtown Jacksonville. Here's a look at the forgotten piece of public infrastructure that stimulated the physical development pattern of a neighborhood that remains one...

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Riverside Avondale Actual Zoning Map With Overlay Areas

Finding a map that shows the actual zoning of the Riverside Avondale are in any detail has been pretty difficult. Even for the city to produce....This one took a week of looking to get an accurate map. Click on the link for a first view of how the two different maps overlap onto each other.

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The lost impact of streetcar lines on Riverside

Largely viewed as a city built for the automobile, things were not always this way in Jacksonville. Eight decades have passed since buses replaced streetcars as the city's primary mode of public transportation. As time has moved on, the idea of a sunbelt city being built and developed to accommodate...

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Public Spaces: Downtown's Lack of Public Bathrooms

Today, finding a bathroom in an emergency downtown can be as problematic as finding a whale fisherman in Kansas. While one might be convinced that they exist in theory, the reality might be a series of disappointments. As part of this week's series on urban public spaces we present a few points in favor...

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