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I-95 Overland Bridge Project Expands

Predicted to snarl urban Jacksonville traffic until 2017, an expansion of the I-95 Overland Bridge project to include an interchange at Atlantic Blvd. & Philips Highway is now being considered.

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An Empty Feeling: Inside The Walls Of Downtown

Ever wonder why you're the only one walking down streets that were once full of life and energy around the clock? We tend to talk a great deal about revitalizing downtown, but the result of our actions and priorities over the years show another story. Metro Jacksonville presents a photo tour of the morbid...

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Race and Ethnicity in Urban America

A visual representation of race and ethnicity in Jacksonville and across the United States.

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Rebuild Monroe Street, Why Bother?

Here are five reasons why Monroe Street should not be reconstructed in front of the new Duval County Courthouse.

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Is Jacksonville Ready for an Urban Medical District?

Metro Jacksonville begins the process of looking at certain elements of 2011 mayoral candidate's visions and how they relate to sustainable economic development and urban revitalization. Today, we examine Rick Mullaney's vision to build around Jacksonville's medical industry.

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What To Do With The Shipyards?

The City of Jacksonville will soon be the owner of 44-acres of prime riverfront property. With limited money set aside for capital improvements and a depressed economy, a Columbus, OH project serves as one example of how to move forward with the Shipyards.

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2030 Mobility Plan: Development Zones

To ensure the creation of a successful multimodal transportation network, the incorporation of complementing land use objectives is a critical objective. Since our community is diverse in terms of neighborhood characteristics, age, building fabric, population density and needs, a location-based approach...

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Revitalizing Cities with Innovative Parks

14 ways to build out innovative parks in crowded cities by Peter Harnik, director, Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land and author of "Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities.

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The Great Reset: What Will It Mean for Jacksonville?

A local planner reviews Urban theorist Richard Florida's explanation of why the recession is the mother of invention and ponders what it means for Jacksonville.

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JTA's plans for I-95/JTB Interchange Shortsighted

Metro Jacksonville explains why JTA's current plans for the I-95/Bulter Boulevard Interchange may be shortsighted.

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