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Annie Lytle School Cleanup Effort This Weekend

In a continuing effort to preserve the historic Annie Lytle Elementary School, local activist have successfully scheduled a property cleanup for this weekend.

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Guest Series: JAX Chamber's President Wally Lee

Metro Jacksonville takes a step back to listen to, promote, and discuss the editorials, personal accounts, and vocal opinions of some of the key players in the preservation and progression of our community. This week, Wally Leet, president of JAX Chamber explains the group's goals and outlook towards...

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The Basics of Successful Downtown Revitalization

Redeveloping a struggling downtown environment doesn't have to be rocket science. More important than focusing on major newspaper headline grabbing gimmick projects is the implementation of a street environment that clusters complementing uses within a compact pedestrian scale setting. Instead of going...

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Where Jacksonville Ranks: Freeway Lane Miles Per Capita

This is a category that Jacksonville ranks in the top ten. However, since excessive highway construction rarely pays for itself, it could be a factor in why the city's budget is routinely underwater.

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Transportation and the New Generation

Metro Jacksonville shares a study that examines why young people are driving less and what it means for transportation policy. What does this mean for Jacksonville's economic future and are our leaders paying attention to the trends?

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Ten Principles for Creating A Successful Hemming Plaza

In 2005, Metro Jacksonville pointed out to the JEDC and Peyton Administration why the Main Street Pocket Park would struggle to succeed if built. We were ignored and $800,000 later, the chickens eventually came home to roost as our warnings became reality. Now that we're destined to repeat the same...

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The Premature Destruction of Downtown Jacksonville

In recent weeks, many have openly advocated the immediate demolition of the Duval County Courthouse and the former city hall buildings along East Bay Street. Today, Metro Jacksonville explains why this idea is just a repeat of the failed strategies that have torn Downtown Jacksonville apart over the...

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Downtown Disappearing Act

Question: What does every structure shaded in yellow have in common?

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Redeveloping Hemming Plaza

In 2005, Metro Jacksonville pointed out to the JEDC and Peyton Administration why the Main Street Pocket Park would struggle to succeed if built. We were ignored and $800,000 later, the chickens eventually came home to roost as our warnings became reality. Now a City Council committee is in search...

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Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship 2012

Sights and scenes from Metro Jacksonville's first Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship as well as Downtown Vision's position regarding food trucks in downtown Jacksonville's revitalization.

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