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Guest Series: Michele Bozzuto of MadMen Marketing

Metro Jacksonville consistently offers the opportunity for our readers to absorb the editorials, personal accounts, and vocal opinions of some of the key players in the decision making process of our community. This week, Michele Bozzuto, vice president and Managing Partner of Jacksonville-based Mad...

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Clean Up of Annie Lytle School Continues

After a couple of weeks of volunteer work by local activists, the Annie Lytle is sporting a new look. Metro Jacksonville shares images of their efforts and provides an update on future volunteer cleanup events.

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Global Spectrum's Facilities Management Proposal

Mayor Brown raised eyebrows a few weeks ago when his administration threatened to cancel the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium lease over what company (Spectacor Management Group or Global Spectrum) will manage Everbank Field and the city's other entertainment venues. What remains to be discussed is what...

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Annie Lytle School Cleanup Effort This Weekend

In a continuing effort to preserve the historic Annie Lytle Elementary School, local activist have successfully scheduled a property cleanup for this weekend.

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Guest Series: JAX Chamber's President Wally Lee

Metro Jacksonville takes a step back to listen to, promote, and discuss the editorials, personal accounts, and vocal opinions of some of the key players in the preservation and progression of our community. This week, Wally Leet, president of JAX Chamber explains the group's goals and outlook towards...

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The Basics of Successful Downtown Revitalization

Redeveloping a struggling downtown environment doesn't have to be rocket science. More important than focusing on major newspaper headline grabbing gimmick projects is the implementation of a street environment that clusters complementing uses within a compact pedestrian scale setting. Instead of going...

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Where Jacksonville Ranks: Freeway Lane Miles Per Capita

This is a category that Jacksonville ranks in the top ten. However, since excessive highway construction rarely pays for itself, it could be a factor in why the city's budget is routinely underwater.

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Transportation and the New Generation

Metro Jacksonville shares a study that examines why young people are driving less and what it means for transportation policy. What does this mean for Jacksonville's economic future and are our leaders paying attention to the trends?

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Ten Principles for Creating A Successful Hemming Plaza

In 2005, Metro Jacksonville pointed out to the JEDC and Peyton Administration why the Main Street Pocket Park would struggle to succeed if built. We were ignored and $800,000 later, the chickens eventually came home to roost as our warnings became reality. Now that we're destined to repeat the same...

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The Premature Destruction of Downtown Jacksonville

In recent weeks, many have openly advocated the immediate demolition of the Duval County Courthouse and the former city hall buildings along East Bay Street. Today, Metro Jacksonville explains why this idea is just a repeat of the failed strategies that have torn Downtown Jacksonville apart over the...

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