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…
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.