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Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« on: October 29, 2013, 01:36:07 PM »
Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support



A community-based initiative to improve parks and waterways in Springfield and East Jacksonville will move forward after being named one of three cities to be supported by Groundwork USA and the National Park Service.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-oct-hogans-creek-wins-federal-funding-support

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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 01:54:14 PM »
Yay!!

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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 02:22:04 PM »
Phenomenal job Chris Parrish!!!!

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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 03:57:50 PM »
This obviously is not getting anywhere near the attention this kind of announcement deserves.  This has moved me emotionally a great deal today.

Hogans Creek and the Springfield parks have been one of the most neglected urban amenities in our city's history.  Having a coordinated, citizen-driven organization with the power to raise and be awarded money is how the likes of say Houston's Buffalo Bayou (very similar to Hogans) were restored. 

Christine,
Can you describe the vision behind all of this?




Some context from the aforementioned Buffalo Bayou:






















Article regarding Hogans Creek:

http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2009-jun-the-ruins-of-jacksonville-hogans-creek


TU's Mike Clark did a nice little video on Hogans a year ago:

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/premium/blog/406107/mike-clark/2012-11-08/hogans-creekthe-beauty-history-potential
« Last Edit: October 29, 2013, 04:06:52 PM by fieldafm »

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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 04:23:05 PM »
Here's the finalist list of cities that were in competition for this funding:

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NPS Announces New Potential Groundwork Communities for Further Evaluation

NPS-RTCA has selected communities from across the country for further evaluation for Groundwork USA Pilot Funding and Technical Assistance. As a next step, NPS and Groundwork USA representatives will be making site visits to meet with the local Groundwork Steering Committees to learn more about their ideas for developing Groundwork in their communities and to work with them to further evaluate this opportunity for their communities.

GWUSA is excited to announce the following communities, selected for further evaluation, discussion and a site visit:

•   Atlanta GA (led by Riverwalk Atlanta)
•   Chattanooga TN
•   Detroit MI
•   Indianapolis IN
•   Jacksonville FL
•   Lewiston-Auburn ME
•   Los Angeles CA (led by LA Conservation Corps)
•   New Bedford – Fall River MA

http://groundworkusa.org/2013/03/07/nps-announces-new-groundwork-communities-for-further-evaluation/
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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2013, 04:25:12 PM »
This is the best news I will read all week, at least!
From the old Shipyards, along Maxwell house, by the Casket Factory and Old St.Luke`s, near the Karpeles, and the active and passive portions of linear greenspace dotting and straddling this pointlessly neglected waterway, clear up to the new veterans hospital near UFHealth (shands) tunnel below 8th St., this is very VERRY EXCITING!!
Finally, some great news!

This can only help the old Cadillac building and stalled parkview inn pavilion, Berkman 2, old Dr.Horace Drew castle-esque "mansion“, and every area near the creek, I hope.

I also hope years of feasibility studies fly by!

*editted for typos & clarity.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2013, 04:35:01 PM by ricker »

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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2013, 04:36:05 PM »
Agreed Field. Its an untapped and underutlized treasure with sooooo much potential. Awesome news and an awesome job by those that made it happen.

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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013, 09:37:20 PM »
From the article:

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The group later expanded to include East Jacksonville neighborhoods and Deer Creek.

Where is Deer Creek? ???
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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2013, 09:44:31 PM »
This is fantastic! I hope this is a pivotal step for the area in securing the kind of future it deserves.

Where is Deer Creek? ???

It's about where MLK Jr. Parkway crosses (or would cross) 7th St, and from there it flows east under Talleyrand to the river.
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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2013, 09:46:51 PM »
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The group later expanded to include East Jacksonville neighborhoods and Deer Creek.

Where is Deer Creek? ???

Talleyrand, between JaxPort and Crowley.
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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2013, 09:47:43 PM »
there is expected to be more T-U coverage in the coming days

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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2013, 10:07:09 PM »
What are the 150 leaking underground storage tanks mentioned?

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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2013, 06:29:38 AM »
It is so inspirational -- it brings great hope.

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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2013, 10:32:06 AM »
What happens next?

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Re: Hogans Creek Wins Federal Funding Support
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2013, 10:57:07 AM »
This is fantastic news. Good work to everyone involved.
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