Urban Planning

Explore and Engage: Northeast Florida Public Art Week 2018

Public Art Week (PAW) is an annual, week-long initiative that celebrates Jacksonville’s public art and highlights the benefits that are created when investments are made in art that is accessible by all.  It is led by the to encourage residents and visitors to explore and engage with works of art that comprise Jacksonville’s rapidly developing artistic and creative landscape.  In addition to advancing the community’s awareness of and engagement with the City of Jacksonville’s official public art collection, PAW also showcases public art initiatives led by private entities and individuals. PAW supports the Cultural Council’s role of ensuring broad accessibility …

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River & Post: 9-Story Rooftop Bar with a Killer View Opens in Riverside

River & Post Managing Partner JeffMcCusker // Photo by Nate Mayo

Q&A MANAGING PARTNER JEFF McCUSKER Have you heard of River & Post? It’s the newest addition to Jacksonville’s booming restaurant scene. What makes it special, you ask? Over 10,000 square feet, a 9-story rooftop bar with a killer view, with a 3-Michelin-Star background, and it’s locally focused. I sat down with managing partner Jeff McCusker to get the inside scoop. Tell me about River & Post. River & Post is a casual seafood restaurant. We have great steaks and poultry dishes. I would say it’s American cuisine with a chef that is classically trained. We have a lot to offer …

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#EATUPJAX: Cowford Chophouse Opens, Moon Over the Market & Other Dining News

Cowford Chophouse, 28-Day Dry Aged Tomahawk

COWFORD CHOPHOUSE OPENS We’ve been eagerly awaiting the opening of the for over two years, and it was worth the wait. Because of the historical nature of the building, which dates back to 1902, they’ve worked very hard to restore a lot of the architectural details (like the arched windows, exterior bricks, and metal cornice). The lead architect and designer for the Cowford Chophouse was Design Cooperative (DCOOP) and Danis Construction served as the contractor. The old pine in the building was repurposed throughout the building, and you’ll see the beautiful wood in the community tables. While parking after dark …

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ArtRepublic: International Art Expo Brings More Murals To Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Dourone and David Petroni, Photo by Jason Infader Moale, Art Republic, Downtown Jacksonville, ArtRepublic

ARTREPUBLIC RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE FOR YEAR 2 At the surface, street art is about filling an empty space with something beautiful. But the beating heart of the movement is centered around transformation. Street art invokes inspiration. Concepts develop in technicolor, ideas that stimulate growth and inspire change one bold stroke at a time. With street art, beautiful things can happen. For the second year, ArtRepublic has curated a collection of the most prolific artists to participate in the 12-day exhibition November 1-12 in the . The lineup, as announced exclusively to EU Jacksonville, features artists Faith47, Hush, DALeast, Okuda, …

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ArtRepublic Announces Official 2017 Dates & Technology Partner

ArtRepublic, the non-profit organization that aggressively put together a 4 day mural expo last year is back for a twelve day event from November 1 – 12, 2017. ArtRepublic has established an intentional system for infusing art and culture to elevate and inspire communities that can be implemented globally.  This system consists of adhering to a standard of excellence in all curation, developing featured artists, thoughtful collaborations with the academic art world and brands and creating a cultural atmosphere that nurtures growth amongst high performing individuals. The organization has partnered with Has their returning Title Sponsor. This year will bring …

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Hopped Up: Inside the new Intuition Ale Works

Intuition Ale Works Brewery, Downtown Jacksonville, Hopped Up, Ben Davis, Jacksonville Sports Complex District

“I’m excited just to blast ‘Duval!’ at the visiting team tailgaters across the street.” As mentioned last month, Intuition’s new 12,000 square foot brewery and taproom is now open. Despite running what now has to be Jacksonville’s most buzzworthy brewery, I was able to steal a few minutes from Founder, , and Taproom Manager, Riley Leuthold, to talk about their first couple weeks in the new location. Hopped Up: So now that you’ve been open just over a week and a half, how has the public reception been? Are people digging the new spot? Riley Leuthold: It’s been great! The …

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Fall For Planting

The time has come to get our fall gardens in the ground! has a number of gardens, such as the JEA Water Efficiency Butterfly Garden and the gardens surrounding the main building. Since 2010, Tree Hill has also been the home of the Arlington Community Garden. With 37 beds, the Garden is a partnership between Tree Hill and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville. All of the food grown in the garden is donated to the food pantry at Arlington Community Services. Without the Garden, the food pantry would only be able to give their families non-perishable items. Since the …

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Laura Street Trio: A History

The distinction of being the founder of Jacksonville unquestionably belongs to , and he lived to see the town develop into a place of more than 2,000 people. At one time or another, he owned nearly all the land now known as old Jacksonville, and also the most of Hogan’s Donation (Springfield). He outlived all the early settlers and died in 1861. He was buried in a vault on a plot of ground at the northeast corner of State and Laura Streets, and his resting place was marked with this inscription: When I am dead and in my grave, And …

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Downtown Developments in 2016

Downtown Jacksonville is no longer on the verge, but is actually undergoing a transformation. This transformation is not a rapid one, but rather the thoughtful type of renewal that it has long needed. It’s understandable if you’re cynical about it. Jacksonvillians have long heard mayoral campaign promises about downtown, but the banter has only served to turn optimism into what feels like an end-of-the-rainbow type hunt—but even the most avid skeptic can’t ignore the seeds that have begun to sprout. Downtown’s has become one of the city’s landmark recurring events. is making strides with regular events and has become a …

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When Nature Calls on You

Fixing the world by growing better food BY ALEXANDER OJEDA, Group Host of Permaculture Jax We hear every day that the climate is heating up, that toxic spills are killing the world, that we’re running out of food, water and fuels. If you listen to that too much you’d think that we have reached the end of our rope and that there’s no way to recover. There’s a movement that started in the mid-seventies that has been working on the answers. That movement is called . In this movement, we realize that we can grow our annual crops, but also …

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