Jacksonville vs Sarasota: Revitalizing Downtown

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Downtown Sarasota has become one of the hottest urban districts in the State of Florida. It's streets are now lined with sidewalk cafes, boutique retail shops, manicured green spaces and apartment/condominium towers. Can Jacksonville learn anything from the urban core of a metropolitan area with 1/2 the residents? Take a look and give us your opinion.

Rosemary District

Founded in 1886 the Rosemary District is one of Sarasota's older areas. Located just east of Tamiami Trail and north of Fruitville Road with Central Avenue as the main street. Lot’s of shopping, dining and hanging out in this unique playground of Sarasota not to mention the cottages, condominiums and lofts. - See more at: http://www.dsasarasota.com/districts/rosemary#sthash.v6QpzTvN.dpuf

Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com

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