Why Monroe Street Should Not be Rebuilt

February 16, 2011 103 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

This graphic illustrates the main issues in the debate between constructing a new Monroe Street alignment verses a public square in the heart of downtown's walkable core.

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Metro Jacksonville has been advocating the idea to develop a public square to better integrate the out-of-scale courthouse structure into the surrounding urban environment since 2008.  This graphic has been developed to illustrate how each option can impact connectivity between the courthouse and surrounding land uses.

For more information on this topic:

Duval County Courthouse: Still Stumbling in the Dark

Urban Infill: A Courthouse Square for Jacksonville

Rebuild Monroe Street - Why Bother?

Courthouse Asphalt or Green Space, The Choice is Yours?

Graphic by Ennis Davis