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Trouble on Laura Street

This sign was posted on Laura Street, directly across from the La Cena Restaurant.

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Northbank Riverwalk gets a Sponsor

CSX Corporation, one of Jacksonville's Fortune 500 companies, has sponsored informational plaques for the Northbank Riverwalk.

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Free me Hionedes!

What lies behind the facade of this Hionedes owned building at 125 S. Market Street?

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Where are they and what do they have in common?

Where are these locations, and what do they have in common?

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LaVilla's Two Million Dollar Homeless Camp

Four years after $2 million in incentives were approved for its construction, the Sax Seafood Bar Grill in LaVilla sits unfinished and occupied by the homeless.

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Insights Into A Lively Downtown

Kirk Westphal, a recent graduate of the University of Michigan's Master of Urban Planning program, examines what makes a downtown district appealing in this 19-minute documentary.

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Downtown Jacksonville: The Exclusion Zone

After 40 years of downtown revitalization, hundreds of millions of dollars expended, and politicians continuously touting their successes in urban renewal; today Downtown Jacksonville, LaVilla specifically, looks striking similiar to the site of the worlds worst nuclear accident: Chernobyl.

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Update from the Convention Center Task Force

The latest white paper report by the JCCI Convention Center Task Force has been released and so far the recommendations fall in line with what Metro Jacksonville has been saying for over a year.

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Five Projects Changing the Urban Landscape

The following five projects have the potential to positively change the atmosphere of downtown in the near future.

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Why is Downtown a Blank Slate?

You've always heard in the past that it's hard to set up shop downtown. This is for a variety of reasons, such as parking, the homeless, etc. Today, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at yet another reason it's difficult to set up shop downtown: Government and absentee landlords.

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