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General Counsel Rick Mullaney Guest Blog: City Charter

General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville will be joining us here at Metrojacksonville to explain how and why the Consolidated City government actually works. As the men and women who created Consolidated government are getting older and many of them have passed, taking with them the institutional...

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Urban Design 101: Walkability

Sometimes the smallest design details can add up to make the largest difference when it comes to urban connectivity and enhancing the pedestrian experience.

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Smart Meters Come to Downtown Jacksonville

Back in 2006, Metro Jacksonville pushed the City Council, the JEDC, and the Public Parking Division to invest in Smart Parking Meter Technology. Unfortunately, the will to move forward was not there, or so it seemed. However, those efforts came to fruition last week with the installation of Jacksonville's...

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The Qualities of a Great Street

Great streets are created by a mix of characteristics in a compact setting that is well integrated into the urban environment which surround them.

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Built to Last: CNU Video Winner

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), the leading international organization promoting walkable, neighborhood-based development as an alternative to sprawl, announces the winner of its 2009 video contest. The team of First + Main Media from Julian, CA and Paget Films from Buffalo, NY, award-winning...

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Annie Lytle demolition back on track?

If developers Doug Milne and Carlton Jones have their way with Council's LUZ committee today, Jacksonville could lose yet another significant historic building.

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Mayor John Peyton: Investing in Jacksonville's Future

Mayor John Peyton's complete presentation "Investing in Jacksonville's Future" outlines his focus for downtown in his final two years in office.

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Lerner Shops Demolished Downtown

Despite being featured by the Content Design Group's 'Urban Facelift Project' as a neglected structure ripe for redevelopment, the Lerner Shops at 118 Main Street has been demolished.

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Recreating Jacksonville: The Urban Facelift Project

The Urban Facelift project, by the Content Design Group, showcases the potential of under-appreciated and often neglected buildings in Jacksonville. Several sketches are now available for the public to see.

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Forgotten Jacksonville: Julia Street

Despite being in the heart of downtown, within a block of three skyway stations, and serving as a direct link between FSCJ and the Times-Union Performing Arts Center, Julia Street remains completely desolate.

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