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Ruins of Jacksonville: The Ambassador Hotel

The Ambassador Hotel originally opened in 1924 as 310 West Church Street Apartments, the first upscale apartments in downtown Jacksonville. Then, in 1944, it was converted into a hotel and renamed Three-Ten Hotel.

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Rick Mullaney: The Benefits and Future of Consolidation

The third and final installment of the series. Rick Mullaney, as the General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville, has an engineer's view of how our Consolidated government works. Join us as he explains the machine that is our unique form of government, its history, things we learned along the way,...

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Tommy Hazouri's Charter Presentation on School Board

In a recent speech, School Board President and former Mayor Tommy Hazouri came out swinging against the idea of more school board districts or any talk of making School Board Members who are appointed by the Mayor's office instead of elected. Along the way, he appears to have pioneered the first modern...

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City Re-Paves Bay Street, but Why?

As part of the $3.5 million project to create reversible lanes for stadium events, the City of Jacksonville has milled and re-paved Bay Street from Main Street to Talleyrand Drive. The only problem is, the street was in perfect condition.

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Ruins of Jacksonville: Annie Lytle Public School

Have a look inside one of Jacksonville's most endangered historic structures: Annie Lytle Public School Number Four.

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Urban Design 101: Off-Street Parking

The City of Los Angeles' Urban Design Studio illustrates ways to use design to mask off street parking structures and better orient parking to increase pedestrian friendliness.

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Duval County Men's Health Report

This report provides an overview of Men's Health, the major indicators of poor health outcomes in men and highlights major health issues for men in Duval County for which data is available.

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Urban Design 101: Building Orientation

Simple and cost effective solutions can make a huge difference in the development of a sustainable community that supports walkability. Today, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at the Los Angeles Urban Design Studio's graphic guidelines on building orientation.

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Downtown's Most Endangered Historic Buildings

It has been two years since the Jacksonville Historic Society released their list of significant endangered local historical structures. In the meantime, historic buildings continue to fall like dominoes from the Jacksonville urban landscape. The Council has even threatened to eliminate the city's historic...

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Urban Design 101: Building Facades

The City of Los Angeles' Urban Design Studio illustrates ways to use the design of visible building facades to create/reinforce neighborhood identity and richer pedestrian environments. Is Jacksonville paying attention?

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