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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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Maps: 2014 Duval County Election Results

A series of maps illustrating 2014 Duval County election results.

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ULI North Florida’s 2014 Awards of Excellence

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida announced the finalists of the 2014 Awards for Excellence at the Studios of WJCT, Jacksonville, on October 9, an annual awards program that recognizes real estate development projects throughout North Florida based on ULI’s mission to provide leadership...

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Trader's Hill Farms a Jville Based Aquaponics Group

Angela TenBroeck takes us on a video exploration of Traders Hill Farms, a pretty amazing aquaponics operation that is transforming the possibilities of urban agriculture. Angela is a local who ended up being one of the very best people at this in the industry. Join us after the jump for some pretty...

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One Spark Financials 2012-2013

In light of the recent accusations from Shad Khan that the KYN accelerator was charging too much in overhead and not giving enough money to startups, a Metro Jacksonville contributor takes a look at and shares One Spark's 990 financial forms.

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SPARK District Ideas: David Fields' Worcester Rebuttal

Worcester Massachussetts' Plan for an Arts District was passed in 2002 and provided a working example for Jacksonville to consider when planning the SPARK district. 6 years later, David Fields, provided a critical analasis of the failures and successes of the project. Read the unfolding of the Worcester...

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SPARK District Urban Arts Live Work Proposal

When Bill Killingsworth---the brilliant Urban Planner and visionary who created the Mobility Plan--- was piecing together the elements for creating downtown as a bona fide 'arts district' (which came to be called the "SPARK district") one of the most important elements was to provide affordable live/work...

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Jacksonville Food Trucks: New Legislation is Needed

The proposed food truck legislation is being touted as a success. In this op-ed, Arash Kamiar writes why he thinks the legislation is a significant failure and outlines at least six policy initiatives food truckers should want to see implemented.

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APA Florida Conference In Jacksonville This Week

Jacksonville always seems to be moving forward, whether it is through reconstruction, redevelopment, or all together, creating something brand new. An important part of these processes though, is the vision and the planning that goes in to them. So why not get people together, right here, who love to...

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