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Re-Imagining the Jacksonville Landing

The Landing was built in 1987 by The Rouse Company as a festival marketplace. The 125,000 square foot center was purchased by Sleiman Enterprises in 2003, and they have positioned The Landing as a dining and entertainment destination for the area. While the center is a hub of activity during special...

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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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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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