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Mayport Cruise Ship Terminal Proposal

Currently, cruise ships sailing from Jacksonville operate from a temporary cruise terminal provided by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT). To get to this terminal, all ships must sail beneath electric power lines and the Dames Point Bridge, both which cross the St. Johns River.

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Urban Parks: Water Street Garage Pocket Park

Located on the corner of Bay and Broad Streets, the Water Street garage pocket park may be the most overlooked public space in Downtown Jacksonville.

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Peyton's Struggles: Friendship Fountain

If the city follows through with its current plans, Friendship Fountain, one of Jacksonville's most recognizable landmarks, could soon meet its demise.

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Peyton's Struggles: The Convention Center

"There are many pressing priorities in the community. Right now, those don't include a new convention center." Former Peyton spokeswoman Susie Wiles - 07/30/05

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Peyton's Struggles: FSU Medical School

?Medical students at Florida State could be training in Jacksonville as early as July. The school plans to offer electives at the Mayo Clinic as well as a family practice rotation at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Florida State has plans to open a regional campus in Jacksonville for up to 20 students...

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Peyton's Struggles: Economic Stimulus Package

?In an ideal world, we'd love to be able to do everything now,? Peyton said. ?We can't afford that luxury.?Jacksonville Business Journal 12/01/08

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Peyton's Struggles: The Big Idea

"I really do think it's a serious problem with the Peyton administration that they make too many bad decisions and then down the line, they realize they made a bad decision and come to their senses." Former Mayor Jake Godbold.

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Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law

With everything from completing Better Jacksonville Plan projects to battling increasing crime rates, from maintaining infrastructure to reviving downtown, Mayor John Peyton struggles. Today, Metro Jacksonville begins a series that will take a deeper look at the trials and tribulations of our mayor.

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Understanding Main Street Springfield

?This is the city's gateway. It's a critical element in the way people perceive downtown. But it's also a critical thoroughfare for Springfield.? - Brad Thoburn, Florida Times Union - 8/23/00

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The Plight of the Urban Core

A look at the rise and fall of the Urban Core's population with the help of pre-consolidation city limit maps and census tracts.

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