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2030 Mobility Plan: Bicycle Network

As Jacksonville bristles over the city's recent "worst" rank for bicycling, the 2030 Multimodal Transportation Plan intends to dramatically improve the local bicycle network.

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2030 Mobility Plan: A Driver for Better Development?

Metro Jacksonville takes a look at the proposed 2030 Mobility Plan's ability to make a positive change through encouraging multimodal friendly land use planning.

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Daily Record Publisher, Jim Bailey, Announces Candidacy

Today, the campaign becomes official as Jim Bailey, third generation publisher of the Daily Record announces his candidacy for Mayor. Considered by many to be one of the early front runners, Bailey is a longtime advocate of Downtown.

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Downtown Jacksonville struggles with the Basics

Over the years, Metro Jacksonville has lobbied for simple downtown improvements such as wayfinding signage and improved public parking. These changes are slowly making their way to the streets of downtown, however some minor but important details have been overlooked.

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Integrating First Baptist with Laura St and Downtown

With the Laura Street Streetscape project underway, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at better integrating the First Baptist Church campus with the rest of downtown and eventually Springfield.

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Ford Assembly Plant Comes Back to Life

Metro Jacksonville takes a look at the restoration and adaptive reuse of a Ford Assembly Plant in California to show the potential of what could be done with our own abandoned, isolated historic industrial facility.

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Potential Demolition in Avondale

Recently, homeowner Bronson Lambs' request to demolish the historic structure on his property at 1945 Greenwood Avenue was heard before the City Council's Land Use and Zoning (LUZ) committee. A decision on the issue was deferred until the City's building inspection office had a chance to review the soundness...

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The Jaguars - What Does the Future Hold?

It's one of the most talked about topics at the water cooler - the Jaguars - and their ticket sales woes. It seems every national media outlet has had at least one writer take a shot at Jacksonville for the lack of ticket sales. Today, Metro Jacksonville concludes its seven part series discussing the...

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Rethinking Regency Mall

With Regency Mall's owners now contemplating demolishing the struggling shopping center's west wing, it's time to take a closer look at "Rethinking Regency" and the surrounding area.

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The Jaguars - NFL Relocations and the LA Stadium Plan

It's one of the most talked about topics at the water cooler - the Jaguars - and their ticket sales woes. It seems every national media outlet has had at least one writer take a shot at Jacksonville for the lack of ticket sales. Today, Metro Jacksonville continues its seven part series discussing the...

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