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Moving Fairgrounds to Cecil Field a Bad Idea

Since 2000, more than $1.1 billion in development has taken place in Downtown Jacksonville. In 2008, the city even went as far as establishing a special committee to help increase the number of events taking place in downtown. Now the City of Jacksonville is prepared to undermine its own efforts to...

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Jaguars on the Field: How do we compare?

It's one of the most talked about topics at the water cooler - the Jaguars - and their ticket sales woes. Up to this point, the Jaguars have yet to even be close to selling out any of their home games, and most likely will not for the rest of the year. It seems every national media outlet has had at...

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A New Look For San Marco Boulevard

In the upcoming months, San Marco Boulevard will be reconstructed to enhance walkability between one of Jacksonville's densest neighborhoods and the Downtown Southbank.

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The Jaguars - NFL Economics: What's changed since 1995?

It's one of the most talked about topics at the water cooler - the Jaguars - and their ticket sales woes. Up to this point, the Jaguars have yet to even be close to selling out any of their home games, and most likely will not for the rest of the year. It seems every national media outlet has had at...

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Urban Planning: The Riverwalks

Over the years, in an effort to find a way to revitalize downtown, new master plans, task forces, and studies under various administrations have been created, replacing many that were never implemented for an array of reasons. With so much public money invested in these abandoned studies, it may be time...

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The Jaguars - How Jacksonville Became an NFL City

It's one of the most talked about topics at the water cooler - the Jaguars - and their ticket sales woes. Up to this point, the Jaguars have yet to even be close to selling out any of their home games, and most likely will not for the rest of the year. It seems every national media outlet has had at...

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Urban Design 101: Landscaping & Signage

The City of Los Angeles shows Jacksonville examples of how to incorporate landscaping and signage into an urban pedestrian scale setting.

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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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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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