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New downtown skatepark on the way. Where should it go?

A new skatepark appears to be on its way to downtown Jacksonville. However, an exact site has not been selected. Here's a look at the locations under consideration and an offer for your voice to be heard on where this skatepark should go.

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Massive Northbank riverfront redevelopment underway

Downtown Jacksonville's most significant eyesore is about to receive a transformational makeover. In a city that's bent over backwards to accommodate the automobile since 1950, this project will return a full city block back to its natural state.

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The metamorphosis of Avondale's St. Johns Village

The redevelopment of Avondale's Commander Apartments and St. Johns Village shopping center appears to be finally moving forward after a decade of starts and stops. Here's a brief summary the project's eleven year metamorphosis and a collection of the latest renderings. Take a look and let us know what...

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Urban Construction Update - September 2016

Major construction projects have returned to the landscape of Jacksonville's urban core. Find out where (and more) as we take a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of September 2016.

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5 big firms hiring you and making jobs in downtown

Interested in finding a job in downtown Jacksonville? Here's five firms looking to add another 1,300 jobs in the urban core.

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Self storage building proposed for Brooklyn's gateway

Elder is a name that has historically been affiliated with the moving and storage business in Jacksonville and now downtown's Elder Street may soon have a self storage building of its own.

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Changing Jacksonville: Then and Now

An interesting comparison of 1943 and 2016 aerials illustrating the impact of expressways penetrating through various Jacksonville neighborhoods and districts.

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Jacksonville: 16 then and now snapshots in time

16 then and now shots of Florida's first major city: Jacksonville.

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Springfield: Jacksonville's Next Inner City Boomtown?

Named after a spring that once flowed near present day West 4th Street, Springfield was initially advertised as a planned suburb of Jacksonville in 1871 by John H. Norton, one of the city's first professional developers.

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Breweries Coming To Springfield, But Are They Legal?

Booming industry offers hope to revitalize older, urban neighborhoods, but a fight brewing over outdated zoning laws reveal just why these neighborhoods have languished for decades.

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