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Top 25 Metro Jacksonville Articles of 2009

The top 25 most popular Metro Jacksonville articles of 2009 by number of views.

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Where's that Super Bowl Spirit?

Now with the highest murder rate in the State, a lackluster downtown, and a community looking down on itself, the Mayor of Jacksonville wants to know if we can get that Super Bowl spirit back.

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Peyton's Struggles: Building Yesterday's City

A guest editorial written by Milt Hayes, Jr., a local urban planner, calling for a second look at the purposes of the Better Jacksonville Plan.

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Top 25 Metro Jacksonville Articles of 2008

Metro Jacksonville has covered a lot of ground in 2008. Today we take a look at the 25 most popular articles of the year, ranked by number of views.

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Does Downtown Need Parking Meters?

Each year, Downtown vision conducts a survey of downtown business and property owners of things that can be improved in our center city. Consistently, parking ranks as one of the top concerns of stakeholders. Despite the fact that DVI has been in existence for eight years, nothing has been done to...

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Top Ten Lame Reasons to Delay Mass Transit in Jax

Here are the Top Ten Reasons to Delay Mass Transit in Jacksonville.

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Breathing Life back into the Jacksonville Landing

Some believe additional parking may be the answer to the Jacksonville Landing's woes, but history suggests that the center's ability to draw in national tenants will not be completely solved by a parking garage. Here are several things that, if implemented, may improve the Landing's viability.

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Five City-Owned Properties that Should be Sold Now!

With the economic slowdown and Florida's Property Tax Amendments, Jacksonville is in a bit of a budget crunch. The city owns a lot of property downtown that is not contributing the the revitalization effortor the tax rolls Today, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at five city-owned properties that should...

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Jacksonville Foreclosure impact Underestimated?

City Council members Jack Webb and Glorious Johnson should be commended for their efforts to try to find a way to somehow slow down the rising number of foreclosures here in Jacksonville. In 2007 there were more than 15,000 foreclosure filings on 9,540 properties in Duval County (many properties had...

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Jacksonville: The Next Detroit?

What a shocking statistic to have learned recently while New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in town as part of his national convention on curbing violent crime and reducing illegal guns. Here it is: Jacksonville has only 10% of the population of NYC, yet experiences 25% of their murders! Wow....

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