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Free Bird Live Downtown, Why not?

Free Bird needs a new location and downtown advocates want more nightlife. Can a match be made?

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Affordable Housing: Enough with the Hot Air!

The 28 acre Central Park Village projects will be demolished and replaced with a 4,600 unit development providing housing for all incomes, rich and poor. Can this be part of the solution for quality affordable housing in Jacksonville?

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Is Downtown Ready for an Urban Grocery Store?

Many grocery companies have responded to downtown and inner city growth areas with urban designed stores, such as this Publix in downtown Fort Lauderdale. There may be an opportunity for Winn-Dixie to create a flagship location in or near downtown Jacksonville.

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Workforce Housing: Using Design as a Creative Solution

Without a doubt, downtown Jacksonville is in the middle of a residential boom. However, up to date, it hasn?t been balanced growth. Due to rising land and construction costs, the majority of projects coming online are luxury priced riverfront residences.

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