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Mayor wants viaduct gone: 5 examples of razing freeways

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry recently announced his desire for state funding to begin removing the Hart Bridge Expressway ramps along the downtown riverfront as early as next year. For those who may question the potential results of expressway removal, here's five before and after examples where this...

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Tactical Urbanism Reimagining Nashville's Broadway Ave

Nashville's embrace of temporary urban interventions is producing amazing results that are capturing the imagination of both locals and tourists alike. Is this something that we should embrace locally?

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The decline of the small town shopping mall

Palatka Mall opened to great fanfare in 1981. Today, a walk inside exposes a post apocalyptic scene of a small town enclosed mall's struggle to stay relevant into the 21st century.

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Seven sure steps to reactivate your neighborhood

A vibrant public realm leads to successful businesses and additional economic opportunity. Here's seven sure fire ways to reactivate your community without breaking the piggy bank.

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New downtown skatepark on the way. Where should it go?

A new skatepark appears to be on its way to downtown Jacksonville. However, an exact site has not been selected. Here's a look at the locations under consideration and an offer for your voice to be heard on where this skatepark should go.

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Maple Street Opening in Riverside? Not So Fast!

Despite eliciting interest, two aging buildings in a prime Riverside location remain blighted. Are zoning laws in to blame?

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A Black Sheep, Anheuser-Busch & Jacksonville

A look inside Anheuser-Busch's economic, environmental and cultural impact involved in operating a Jacksonville-based brewery where 99.6 percent of everything utilized in the manufacturing process is recycled.

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