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The Hogans Creek Master Plan

A look at the finalized master plan developed by the City of Jacksonville, Project for Public Spaces, and HDR, Inc. to revitalize Jacksonville's original "Central Park."

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Durkeeville Project Illustrates Zoning Code Issues

While the introduction of Family Dollar should be a boon for a neighborhood in need of additional retail, allowing an autocentric suburban box in the middle of a historic, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood illustrates why Jacksonville's zoning code should be modified.

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7 Days & Waking Life: Downtown To Come

Over the last week, a series of public announcements and events has come forth, that when combined and coordinated, could quickly breathe life into Downtown Jacksonville.

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Twenty Affordable Fixes For Downtown

As Jacksonville awaits the final election results, here are 20 cost-effective concepts that either mayor could get behind that save the city money while spurring economic revitalization.

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Farewell to the Jacksonville Jewish Center

Metro Jacksonville bids farewell to yet another significant, historic, urban Jacksonville property to fall victim to the wrecking ball: Springfield's former Jacksonville Jewish Center.

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Will Florida Become A Paradise Lost?

The Sierra Club releases an open letter to Governor Rick Scott about creating a 21st century transportation system in Florida. Will Rick Scott listen?

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Census 2010: Why The Urban Core Matters

"This is no longer anecdotal. Every metro area has good suburbs, but if you don't have a strong downtown and close-in neighborhoods, then you're not offering a choice that many of them are seeking. Offering that choice is a real competitive advantage for cities." - Carol Coletta, head of CEOs for Cities.

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Mobile Food Pods & Downtown Revitalization

Mobile food pods are becoming an important consideration in the growth of street food popularity across America because of their low cost ability revitalize neighborhoods.

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The Jacksonville Civic Council's Plans For Downtown

Metro Jacksonville takes a look at the Jacksonville Civic Council's recently released Northbank Redevelopment Task Force Final Report.

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Everyone Wins With Complete Streets

Complete streets are those designed and operated to enable safe access and travel for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, transit users, and travelers of all ages and abilities will be able to move along the street network safely. Here are a few benefits for incorportating the concept of...

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