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The Jacksonville Civic Council's Plans For Downtown

Metro Jacksonville takes a look at the Jacksonville Civic Council's recently released Northbank Redevelopment Task Force Final Report.

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Everyone Wins With Complete Streets

Complete streets are those designed and operated to enable safe access and travel for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, transit users, and travelers of all ages and abilities will be able to move along the street network safely. Here are a few benefits for incorportating the concept of...

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Downtown Revitalization: A Broken Record

Metro Jacksonville shares a series of quotes over the last 39 years that highlight an inability to stabilize the decline of downtown. Will any of our mayoral candidates have success where predecessors have failed?

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How To Spot The Next Hot Neighborhood

When examining housing data, two key components to look for include home prices and sales volume. However, here are five additional tips worth considering to find the next real-estate hot spot.

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Ingredients of a Walkable Street

How does a community create walkable streets? Streets that feels safe for all - particularly seniors and children? Streets that are sociable due to large numbers of pedestrian users? Streets that are rich and interesting? Streets that breed a strong sense of civic pride? There are a number of essential...

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Downtown's Blighted Surface Parking Lots Under Fire

In an effort to clean up the appearance of downtown, the JEDC has developed a Surface Parking Improvement Plan to address the blight stimulated by downtown Jacksonville's parking industry.

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Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums

How does Everbank Stadium compare in terms of walkability with its NFL counterparts? Walk Score ranks the most walkable football stadiums.

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Five Drastic Steps To Revive Downtown Jacksonville

Desperate times call for desperate measures. While there is no single silver bullet project that will solve all of downtown's ills, here are five major initiatives worth considering.

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Jacksonville Parkers Owed a Refund?

Metro Jacksonville has discovered that Central Parking System, Inc. has been found guilty of deceptive practices in New York state for the very same fake parking ticket scam that they are currently perpetrating on Downtown Jacksonville parkers.

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Creating Downtown Vibrancy by Exposing Secret Retail

News flash Jacksonville: There won't be a Whole Foods, Publix, Nordstrom, or 10,000 residents beating down the doors of downtown anytime soon. However, this does not mean that all is lost. Better exposing and utilizing what's already there is an affordable solution that will stimulate additional foot...

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