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Jacksonville's Westside: A Photo Tour
« on: December 19, 2007, 04:00:00 AM »
Jacksonville's Westside: A Photo Tour



An assortment of photographs taken throughout Jacksonville's Westside.

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jeh1980

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Re: Jacksonville's Westside: A Photo Tour
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 04:55:52 AM »
Nice photos. What about 103rd st., Blanding Blvd., Roosevelt Blvd., and Cedar Hills? Will there be any photos of those real soon? :)

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Re: Jacksonville's Westside: A Photo Tour
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 07:04:00 AM »
The Westside reminds me of what you see in places like Cincinnati.

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Re: Jacksonville's Westside: A Photo Tour
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 08:53:25 AM »
Nice photos. What about 103rd st., Blanding Blvd., Roosevelt Blvd., and Cedar Hills? Will there be any photos of those real soon? :)

In 2008, we'll post detailed articles of specific Westside neighborhoods.  This photo article is just a random collection of shots taken on a Saturday morning drive from Oakleaf Town Center to the Beaver Street Farmer's Market via Chaffee, Normandy, Lane, 12th, Huron, 5th, Commonwealth, Beaver and a few side streets.
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Re: Jacksonville's Westside: A Photo Tour
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 10:14:48 PM »
Darn, Lakelander, were you ever a cabbie?
 I think I had a cab ride like that once - quite indirect getting from Point A to Point B.
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Re: Jacksonville's Westside: A Photo Tour
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 10:28:49 PM »
Haha.  I had a little time to burn on my hands so I figured I'd do a little urban exploring.
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Re: Jacksonville's Westside: A Photo Tour
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2007, 04:01:55 PM »
Copperfiend, not sure when you were last in Cincinnati but I can tell you that Cincy is generally nicer than Jax and they have made extreme strides to improve their city in the last 5-8 years. See, not only do they know a little word Jax likes to throw around but they also know how to execute an economic development plan. We just seem to pay someone big money (usually a friend of the mayor) to come up with pretty posters to show the public and then find the worst people (again, usually friends of the mayor) to put that plan in action. 
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Re: Jacksonville's Westside: A Photo Tour
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 09:12:43 PM »
Cincy is a pretty interesting place.  Its one of the densest cities in the Midwest, as far as urban building fabric goes.  Over-The-Rine can get pretty scary at times (There are some stoplights you're better off running then stopping at), but the amount of 19th century architecture still remaining is impressive.

Anyway, the Westside has a lot of diversity as well.  With all the manufacturing plants (jobs), there's a lot of potential for economic redevelopment also.  Unfortunately, its hard to define a spot that could serve as a central point to build off of.
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