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The DIA's Vision for Downtown Jacksonville

This 10-page public brochure does a nice job of condensing a copious amount of information into an easy to read template. Specifically, it discusses the individual sections (8) of the Downtown Investment Authority's (DIA) Community Redevelopment Plan, outlines the initiatives designed to impact downtown...

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Five Lessons for Jacksonville to Bring Retail Downtown

Recently, a panel at the annual International Council of Shopping Centers offered a list of important points that cities like Jacksonville need to consider when trying to establish retail districts downtown. Here's a few lessons for Jacksonville based off a story by Andrew Keatts of the Kinder Institute...

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New Penn Study Finds that Building Remediation Works.

PHILADELPHIA – Fixing up abandoned buildings in the inner city doesn’t just eliminate eyesores, it can also significantly reduce crime and violence, including gun assaults, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine report in the first study to demonstrate...

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Jacksonville in 1930

Ever wonder what neighborhood commercial strips were originally set up to be walkable? Look no further than this map by George W. Simons, Jr. It presents an interesting look at zoning in Jacksonville during the Great Depression.

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The Forgotten Rivers of Jacksonville

The St. Johns River isn't the only river in the River City! Today, Metro Jacksonville's Kristen Pickrell takes a look at Jacksonville's other rivers, while sharing interesting facts about each.

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Lenny Curry's Vision For Jacksonville

Soon Lenny Curry will officially become the new Mayor of Jacksonville. Many wonder what's Curry's vision for our city. Here's Curry's vision to restore Jacksonville to greatness.

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Jacksonville one of the country's best run cities?

According to this report by WalletHub, Jacksonville is one of the best run cities in the country.

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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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