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3 ways we can fight congestion in our city cores

Since the automobile became king of the road in modern civilization, traffic congestion has been a problem in cities around the globe. 103 years after Ford’s first Tin Lizzie found a parking spot, we still struggle with the increasing demands of the automobile.

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Jax Isn't the Only One! 60 Years of Urban Change

Historically, Jacksonville is a great case study of how to kill a downtown, displace long-time residents, destroy established communities and historic building stock. However, 60 Years of Urban Change, a recent study by the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities, suggests we're not...

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Changing the Urban Landscape in 2015

In 2014, the redevelopment in and around downtown finally kicked into an extra gear. Looking forward to 2015, here are five projects and points of discussion that have the potential to.....as Mayor Alvin Brown would say... "take Jacksonville to the next level".

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Should Chains Receive Tax Money To Open In Downtown?

A Downtown Investment Authority program intended to help recruit retailers to downtown has resulted into two sandwich chains applying for incentives to open in downtown storefronts. One local developer believes this money should be set aside for local businesses. What's your opinion?

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Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building

Another historic downtown building bites the dust. Images of Railroad Row's 105-year-old Davis Furniture Building going down in smoke.

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Maps: 2014 Duval County Election Results

A series of maps illustrating 2014 Duval County election results.

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ULI North Florida’s 2014 Awards of Excellence

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida announced the finalists of the 2014 Awards for Excellence at the Studios of WJCT, Jacksonville, on October 9, an annual awards program that recognizes real estate development projects throughout North Florida based on ULI’s mission to provide leadership...

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One Spark Financials 2012-2013

In light of the recent accusations from Shad Khan that the KYN accelerator was charging too much in overhead and not giving enough money to startups, a Metro Jacksonville contributor takes a look at and shares One Spark's 990 financial forms.

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Jacksonville Food Trucks: New Legislation is Needed

The proposed food truck legislation is being touted as a success. In this op-ed, Arash Kamiar writes why he thinks the legislation is a significant failure and outlines at least six policy initiatives food truckers should want to see implemented.

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APA Florida Conference In Jacksonville This Week

Jacksonville always seems to be moving forward, whether it is through reconstruction, redevelopment, or all together, creating something brand new. An important part of these processes though, is the vision and the planning that goes in to them. So why not get people together, right here, who love to...

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