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Zoning Change in DC's Fairfax Will Allow More Density

Greater Greater Washington, our partners in DC, share recent developments that allow for greater density in areas immediately surrounding their Metro stations.

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Engine 15 Brewing Approved To Open Urban Beer Garden

Mike Field of Modern Cities and Transform Jax highlights Engine 15 Brewing Company's plans to bring a unique urban beer garden to Myrtle Avenue and ponders if the area is poised to become a Southeastern version of Pittsburgh’s Strip District or Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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UrbanCincy: Community Confronts Bike Lane Challenges

Even as the city with the third fastest growth in biking commuters, Cincinnati still faces bike path planning difficulties. In this piece, fellow new urbanists UrbanCincy.com share the persistent challenges they face as the community moves to develop a "more robust bike network".

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MJ's Ennis Davis Wins FPZA Outstanding Journalism Award

Metro Jacksonville is pleased to announce that co-founder Ennis Davis, AICP was recently nominated by the Florida Planning & Zoning Association (FPZA) for the association's 2016 Outstanding Journalist Award.

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2015 US City Population Estimates Released

The Census Bureau recently released their 2015 estimates for the country's largest cities. Today, Metro Jacksonville shares the results for Florida's largest cities to illustrate where Jacksonville's growth fits in with the rest of the state.

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Groundwork Jacksonville Releases 10 Year Vision

Groundwork Jacksonville recently released its 10-year vision. Take a look and let us know what you think!

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Most Controversial Hemming Park Articles & Threads

The discussions, debates and controversies that surrounded Hemming Park prior to Friends of Hemming Park's existence.

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Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016

In 2015, the amount of downtown redevelopment proposals kicked it up a notch. Looking forward to 2016, here are five projects and points of discussion that have the potential to "TransForm Jax".

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Understanding Next City's Vanguard Conference

Vanguard is an annual leadership gathering of young urban leaders working to improve cities. Take a look at this video to tell us your opinion on if Jacksonville should consider hosting this conference in the future.

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2007: Hemming Park Dark, May Hurt Laura Street Corridor

The following article was originally published April 10, 2007. For several months in 2007 there was serious discussion of the development of the Laura Street Corridor to provide an initial street traffic creating backbone from whence to spread a vibrant city center development.The idea that the creation...

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