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Hemming Park partners with Southwest Airlines and PPS

Hemming Park is one of six public spaces across the country to receive a $100,000 grant from Southwest Airlines, announces partnership with Project for Public Spaces. Jaxsons Night Market @ Hemming Park. Photo by Jordan Mixson.

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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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2014 Metropolitan Area Census Estimates Released

The latest U.S. Census metropolitan area population estimates for the U.S. and Puerto Rico as of July 2014 have been released. Find out where Jacksonville ranks.

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Shad Khan Isn't The Only One!

Jacksonville Jag’s owner Shad Khan, and his company Iguana Investments, are proposing plans for a major to the Jacksonville shipyards. Khan’s money would transform the 48-cre lot on the downtown riverfront into a vibrant entertainment and leisure district. However, Khan isn’t the first of his...

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Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed

Shahid Khan's plans for the Jacksonville Shipyards have been released. Here are several renderings of the ambitious proposal.

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3 ways we can fight congestion in our city cores

Since the automobile became king of the road in modern civilization, traffic congestion has been a problem in cities around the globe. 103 years after Ford’s first Tin Lizzie found a parking spot, we still struggle with the increasing demands of the automobile.

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Jax Isn't the Only One! 60 Years of Urban Change

Historically, Jacksonville is a great case study of how to kill a downtown, displace long-time residents, destroy established communities and historic building stock. However, 60 Years of Urban Change, a recent study by the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities, suggests we're not...

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Changing the Urban Landscape in 2015

In 2014, the redevelopment in and around downtown finally kicked into an extra gear. Looking forward to 2015, here are five projects and points of discussion that have the potential to.....as Mayor Alvin Brown would say... "take Jacksonville to the next level".

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Should Chains Receive Tax Money To Open In Downtown?

A Downtown Investment Authority program intended to help recruit retailers to downtown has resulted into two sandwich chains applying for incentives to open in downtown storefronts. One local developer believes this money should be set aside for local businesses. What's your opinion?

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Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building

Another historic downtown building bites the dust. Images of Railroad Row's 105-year-old Davis Furniture Building going down in smoke.

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