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Before and After: Tallahassee's Gaines Street

It can be argued that the revitalization of Gaines Street has been one of the most rapid corridor transformations in recent Florida history.

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Rehabilitating Suburbia: Maitland

It's one thing to talk about turning a suburban area into a walkable district. It's another thing to see the transformation actually happening. Here's a look at what's currently taking place along US 17/92, in the northern Orange County suburbs of Orlando.

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Housing in Northeast Florida: Nassau County

APA First Coast presents the first in the 2018 Speaker Series to address Housing in northeast Florida. The series aims to discover how people choose to live in the First Coast by location, type of housing, neighborhood characteristics, and financial decisions.

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10 closed Florida malls you once shopped at

During the 20 years following the creation of the country's first enclosed regional mall in 1956, so many were built in Florida that they started to cannibalize each other. Here's a walk down memory lane at ten once popular enclosed malls around the state that don't exist anymore. Let's see how many...

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South Shores: A historic neighborhood near its end?

Just outside downtown Jacksonville, a historic neighborhood's days may be coming to an end, due to the impact of flooding and sea level rise.

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The rise and fall of Normandy Mall

While several former enclosed malls throughout Jacksonville have found new adaptive uses, the revitalization of Normandy Mall may be one of the most unique. The most interesting part of this redevelopment project was a mega church's decision to reopen the enclosed mall to serve as a catalyst for revitalization...

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48 years after the Eastside Riot of 1969

A look at what's left of the Eastside's A. Philip Randolph Boulevard 48 years after the riot of 1969.

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Exploring Montréal as a Next City Vanguard

Ennis Davis, AICP provides a review of Next City's 2017 Vanguard Conference in Montréal and highlights redevelopment lessons that may be applicable for Jacksonville.

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Three solutions to turn around aging urban districts

Modern Cities shares a Spring 2017 presentation by Ennis Davis, AICP to the board of City Beautiful Jax, highlighting a few cost effective options for stimulating market rate economic development in historic neighborhoods.

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Big Changes Coming To Island Under Mathews Bridge

After decades of neglect, the island underneath the Mathews Bridge will once again be properly welcoming visitors to this unique city park when docks and amenities are built by the summer of 2017.

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