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Major revamp eyed for Wendy's Restaurant in Five Points

Wendy's plans to demolish their aging restaurant at 2006 Park Street. Once it's gone, a modern building featuring outdoor dining, lounge chairs, Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and digital menuboards will rise in its place. Is it enough of an improvement to make Five Points a better pedestrian scale environment...

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The lost impact of streetcar lines on San Marco

Before there was a San Marco, there was a streetcar providing thirteen minute headways from Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard to downtown Jacksonville. Here's a look at the forgotten piece of public infrastructure that stimulated the physical development pattern of a neighborhood that remains one...

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Abandoned Florida: Florida Baptist Convention Building

A behind-the-scenes look into the history and decay of the last downtown Jacksonville office building designed by early 20th century architectural mastermind H.J. Klutho.

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Expanding the Skyway: Where would you like it to go?

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is seriously considering expanding the Skyway to serve neighborhoods outside of downtown Jacksonville. Where would you like to see the system expanded first?

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Reimagining Downtown's Forgotten Spaces

Downtown revitalization doesn't have to be difficult. Adding life, excitement and economic opportunity isn't about spending tons of money or subsidizing companies to relocate. In many cases it's as simple as taking advantage of what you already have.

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Is Edgewood Avenue Ready For A Makeover?

Murray Hill's Edgewood Avenue is uniquely positioned to reap the rewards of a context-sensitive street redesign - a low-cost solution that enhances safety and mobility options, while providing lucrative economic development opportunities. Community stakeholder participation will be the key determinate...

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A behind the scenes look into downtown's next big thing

A new destination district is emerging near EverBank Field in downtown Jacksonville. Here's a behind the scenes look into the minds of its key players.

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Baptist Health Plans Massive Southbank Parking Garage

As a part of a plan to significantly expand their Southbank medical campus, Baptist Medical Center appears to be moving forward with the construction of a 7-story parking garage at 836 Prudential Drive. While a massive surface parking lot will disappear, is Baptist missing an opportunity to really improve...

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First New High Rise Proposed Downtown Since 2008

Downtown Jacksonville's skyline could change over the next few years. The Ventures Development Group intends to build a 14-story, 250-unit apartment tower on the Southbank. If approved, it would be the first high-rise built in downtown Jacksonville since 2008. Here's a look at their October 2016 Downtown...

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