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Changing the Urban Landscape in 2014

In 2013, several major construction projects broke ground in and around downtown Jacksonville for the first time since the 2008 economic downfall. Looking forward to 2014, here are five projects and points of discussion that have the potential to forever change Jacksonville's landscape.

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Engine 15 Brewing Company: Why Myrtle Avenue?

Metro Jacksonville's Kristen Pickrell interviews Engine 15 Brewing Company's co-founder Luciano Scremin to learn the story behind the business and their Myrtle Avenue brewery expansion plans.

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Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight

After letting their property fall apart for decades, the owners of the historic Bostwick Building are urging the City Council to allow them to demolish the structure. For those interested in not seeing another vacant weed downtown lot, the City Council's Land Use and Zoning Committee will be having a...

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My Feverish Argument For JAXPORT Harbor Deepening

Metro Jacksonville's Robert Mann expresses his opinion of why dredging the St. Johns River is critical to the future survival of JAXPORT.

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Brushing Off The Dust: 20 Affordable Fixes For Downtown

Following the City Council Finance Committee's recent decision to remove $9 million intended for downtown revitalization, many are ready to label Mayor Alvin Brown's efforts to revitalize the city's heart a bust. In May 2011, we asked Metro Jacksonville readers for cost-effective ideas that city leaders...

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MJ's Ennis Davis Attends Next City Vanguard Conference

Metro Jacksonville's resident urban planner, Ennis Davis, provides a review of Next City's 2013 Vanguard Conference in Cleveland and suggests what it could mean for Jacksonville's future.

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About Metro Jacksonville

A behind the scenes look at Metro Jacksonville, our story, our successes and independent consulting services.

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Best Cities in Florida for Young Families

NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy and financial literacy website, has released a new study that finds the 10 best cities in Florida to raise children. Their analysis identified Jacksonville Beach as the 7th best community in the state for young families. Here's a summary of NerdWallet's findings.

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Due North: The St. John's River is One of Many

Dr. M. Kamiar is a Professor Emeritus of geography at Florida State College at Jacksonville and for decades he found himself continually correcting his students when they parroted the phrase, "the St. Johns River and the Nile River are the only two rivers in the world that flow north." In this editorial...

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A message from Councilwoman Lori Boyer

Councilwoman Lori Boyer shares her thoughts on the state of downtown and several other issues currently facing the city council.

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