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The rise and fall of Normandy Mall

While several former enclosed malls throughout Jacksonville have found new adaptive uses, the revitalization of Normandy Mall may be one of the most unique. The most interesting part of this redevelopment project was a mega church's decision to reopen the enclosed mall to serve as a catalyst for revitalization...

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48 years after the Eastside Riot of 1969

A look at what's left of the Eastside's A. Philip Randolph Boulevard 48 years after the riot of 1969.

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Exploring Montréal as a Next City Vanguard

Ennis Davis, AICP provides a review of Next City's 2017 Vanguard Conference in Montréal and highlights redevelopment lessons that may be applicable for Jacksonville.

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Three solutions to turn around aging urban districts

Modern Cities shares a Spring 2017 presentation by Ennis Davis, AICP to the board of City Beautiful Jax, highlighting a few cost effective options for stimulating market rate economic development in historic neighborhoods.

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Big Changes Coming To Island Under Mathews Bridge

After decades of neglect, the island underneath the Mathews Bridge will once again be properly welcoming visitors to this unique city park when docks and amenities are built by the summer of 2017.

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Business Owners Uniting Over Urban Wholesale District

Jacksonville's own wholesale district is getting major boost with the formation of a business owner's association to enhance the neighborhood's appearance and functionality.

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Wildlight: New urbanism's answer to lowcountry living?

Is it possible to create a community combining the best elements of Lowcountry southern living, cuisine and architecture with industry and New Urbanism? This major paper company believes so.

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Mayor wants viaduct gone: 5 examples of razing freeways

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry recently announced his desire for state funding to begin removing the Hart Bridge Expressway ramps along the downtown riverfront as early as next year. For those who may question the potential results of expressway removal, here's five before and after examples where this...

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Tactical Urbanism Reimagining Nashville's Broadway Ave

Nashville's embrace of temporary urban interventions is producing amazing results that are capturing the imagination of both locals and tourists alike. Is this something that we should embrace locally?

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The decline of the small town shopping mall

Palatka Mall opened to great fanfare in 1981. Today, a walk inside exposes a post apocalyptic scene of a small town enclosed mall's struggle to stay relevant into the 21st century.

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