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20 Affordable fixes for downtown!

Following the City Council Finance Committee's recent decision to remove $9 million intended for downtown revitalization, many are ready to label Mayor Alvin Brown's efforts to revitalize the city's heart a bust. In May 2011, we asked Metro Jacksonville readers for cost-effective ideas that city leaders could get behind that could spur downtown…

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Introducing Jaxsons Night Market

The future of downtown Jacksonville gets better by the minute. Fresh off the heals of a successful One Spark 2014 Festival, Jaxsons Night Market launches in the heart of downtown tonight.


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Jacksonville Hiking Trails

www.JaxMomsBlog.com share their guide to exploring the Jacksonville outdoors. Article by Megan Johns.


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Remembering One Spark 2014: Sights & Scenes

Here is a look back at general statistics, sights and scenes from Jacksonville's second annual One Spark Festival. What did One Spark tell you about downtown Jacksonville, our city's identity and potential?


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Jacksonville's Catty Shack Ranch Has Big Dreams

Jacksonville’s Catty Shack Ranch provides homes to big cats for decades in an effort to save the lives of its inhabitants and educate as many visitors as possible on the various big cat species and the occasional "odd ball" at the Ranch.


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220 Riverside: A Sneak Peak Inside

220 Riverside is an urban residential community that includes retail space, water views, underground parking, restaurants, cutting-edge technology and a park called Unity Plaza.

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Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio

Metro Jacksonville takes a look inside a historic collection of buildings in the heart of downtown: The Barnett National Bank and Laura Trio buildings. (originally published June 4, 2010) Remind yourself what the buildings have been like for more than a decade just before they get redeveloped! Congratulations Downtown!


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Fuller Warren Bridge Widening: City Council Responds

The Florida Department of Transportation wants to widen the Fuller Warren Bridge and the community isn't too happy about it. After taking the time to gain a better understanding of FDOT's plans and the community's concerns, the Jacksonville City Council responds. What they have to say will pleasently surprise urban core advocates.


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Citation for Overgrown Lettuce

What is turning out to be a series farcical events in Springfield continued last week as dozens of citations were written for violations like overgrown lettuce in a kids' garden.

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River City Marketplace: A Boom in North Jacksonville

While the booming Southside continues to receive most local media coverage, North Jacksonville has a rapidly growing commercial epicenter of its own. Today, Metro Jacksonville explores River City Marketplace and additional development underway around the popular shopping destination.


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Abandoned Jacksonville: Seminole Club

For a century, the Seminole Club was a place for Jacksonville's elite. Now it's just one of many Downtown Jacksonville buildings sitting empty.


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