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Jacksonville footgolf: On its way up

The quiet breeze swept through the course as the golfer lined up for the shot — the short but challenging par-4 hole made for a nervous execution. With one solid kick, the ball flew into the water, ultimately causing a double bogey for the hole. Sound strange? That’s because this isn’t ordinary...

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Baldwin Rail Trail: A place to get away

Looking for a place to get away and enjoy a walk or a bike ride without having to dodge, dip and dive to avoid cars? The Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail is a re-purposed railway that now serves as a 14.5 mile paved trail safe for feet, wheels and even hoofs. Check it out after the jump.

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Jville's Brooklyn Renaissance: Planning for the Future

Originally aired April 30th of 2013, Joshua Taylor of Metrojacksonville discusses the importance of transportation planning in the redevelopment of Riverside Avenue in J'villes Brooklyn District. Filmed in Partnership with News4Jax. Join us after the jump for what is sure to be a hotly debated topic.

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Groundwork Jacksonville Releases 10 Year Vision

Groundwork Jacksonville recently released its 10-year vision. Take a look and let us know what you think!

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Melissa Ross and Kelly Pope on the HRO

Kelly Pope, a local and concerned non-binary citizen of Jacksonville, Florida and member of the Jacksonville Transgender Action Committee, stops by First Coast Connect to discuss feelings on the withdrawal of the proposed HRO bill. Produced by our partners at TVJax, its a pretty interesting discussion...

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Most Controversial Hemming Park Articles & Threads

The discussions, debates and controversies that surrounded Hemming Park prior to Friends of Hemming Park's existence.

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Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016

In 2015, the amount of downtown redevelopment proposals kicked it up a notch. Looking forward to 2016, here are five projects and points of discussion that have the potential to "TransForm Jax".

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Understanding Next City's Vanguard Conference

Vanguard is an annual leadership gathering of young urban leaders working to improve cities. Take a look at this video to tell us your opinion on if Jacksonville should consider hosting this conference in the future.

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2007: Hemming Park Dark, May Hurt Laura Street Corridor

The following article was originally published April 10, 2007. For several months in 2007 there was serious discussion of the development of the Laura Street Corridor to provide an initial street traffic creating backbone from whence to spread a vibrant city center development.The idea that the creation...

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