Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016

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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".

4. New Projects In Brooklyn Will Challenge The Influence Of The DDRB

The Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) is responsible for reviewing and approving projects for compliance with the Downtown Master Plan and the Downtown Zoning Overlay. This means the design of all projects proposed in downtown must be approved by the DDRB before construction can begin. A second wave of new development projects will materialize in Brooklyn in 2016. However, expect more than one to not be exactly pedestrian friendly or urban. Thus, we'll find out if the DDRB really has the bite it takes to create a vibrant pedestrian friendly environment in the heart of the city.

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