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1990: The Plans for Renovating the City Core

This is part of an ongoing series reexamining the arguments and public opinions that captured the public imagination or swayed the conventional wisdom about how the city would develop in the future. The decisions of the past affect us all in the present, and understanding why things were done or what...

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The 1992 Downtown White Paper: Catastrophe

In 1992 five years had passed since the 1987 plan which reformulated the 1972 Master Plan. In the twenty that had passed since the '72 Plan was implemented, most of the elements of that strategy had been executed. Massive redevelopment of the Hemming Park area, the implementation of the ASE, the reconstruction...

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The Decline and Fall of the Jacksonville Downtown

A throwback article from ten years ago: It interesting that it took a decade to get to the bottom of the questions raised that I was working on at the time. August 6, 2006: A few hours earlier today I had the pleasure of sitting in the basement of the Park Place building on Hemming Park with Ennis...

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Maple Street Opening in Riverside? Not So Fast!

Despite eliciting interest, two aging buildings in a prime Riverside location remain blighted. Are zoning laws in to blame?

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A Black Sheep, Anheuser-Busch & Jacksonville

A look inside Anheuser-Busch's economic, environmental and cultural impact involved in operating a Jacksonville-based brewery where 99.6 percent of everything utilized in the manufacturing process is recycled.

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A Trip Inside Atlanta's Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market is a mixed-use development located a few miles east of downtown Atlanta along the BeltLine. Covering over 1 million square feet, it suggests that no underutilized building is too large for innovative adaptive reuse and mixed-use creativity. Courtesy of Moderncities.com, here's a story...

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5 Ideas to Revitalize the Jacksonville Landing

Here's five "no-frills" ideas that could add life to the Jacksonville Landing, courtesy of Ennis Davis, AICP at Moderncities.com. They may not be provocative, but downtown could benefit from a slumpbuster.

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