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Revamping the mall: The Centre of Tallahassee

Tallahassee Mall was once the city's premier enclosed regional mall. By the 2000s, it was well on its way to becoming a dead mall. Now it has a new interesting look. Will it work and can it serve as an example for other struggling shopping centers across the country?

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Jacksonville

A brief editorial highlighting the importance of a historic site related to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Downtown Jacksonville.

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Where your Florida orange juice comes from

In 1915, Claude E. Street produced his first bottle of Street's Grapefruit Juice in Haines City, Florida, becoming the first citrus juice processing manufacturer in America. Today, behind Brazil, Florida is the second-largest producer of orange juice in the world with nearly 76,000 Floridians working...

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Hurricane Irma activates Jacksonville's riverfront

Seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma, the First Coast shrimping and fishing fleet brings a little nostalgia back to the days when downtown Jacksonville was known as being an active working waterfront.

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A New Kind of Artist Housing Is Changing Neighborhoods

Shared ownership model of artist housing transforming Indianapolis blocks from vacant to vibrant as artists and developer teamed up to develop affordable housing for working creative professionals.

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Financial Priorities: Spending on Stadiums vs. Schools

Is it time to re-evaluate the amount of public money utilized to subsidize sports stadiums at the expense of other community needs? The editorial team at FormSwift believes so. With that in mind, FormSwift shares an easy-to-digest, user-friendly resource to begin learning about the misplaced spending...

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Downtown Jacksonville's 15 Largest Buildings

How well do you think you know downtown Jacksonville? Here's a list of the 15 largest non-residential buildings in downtown by gross area. The size of some on this list may surprise you.

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Changing the urban landscape in 2017

2016 saw the long anticipated return of the tower crane to Jacksonville's urban core. Looking forward to 2017, here are five projects and points of discussion that have the potential to lay the groundwork for a future pedestrian friendly city.

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