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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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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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