Urban Planning

Historic Springfield Tour of Homes

The 37th annual Historic Springfield Tour of Homes will be held June 6 and 7 from 12 to 5 p.m. each day, showcasing homes and businesses in Jacksonville’s oldest neighborhood. This year’s tour highlights eight venues, featuring the classic architecture and character of the Springfield Historic District: Four turn-of-the-century beautifully restored homes A grand Victorian in progress of renovation A charming new construction bungalow A gorgeously renovated commercial space The , the historic mansion built by founder “Before” photos will be on display at several historic venues so visitors can see the transformations. “Springfield has some of the most unique, …

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DVI reports on the State of Downtown

State of Downtown, Jacksonville, FL

Each year, Downtown Vision, Inc. publishes its “State of Downtown” report. The publication analyzes the previous year’s trends and successes, providing a snapshot of  health and progress. Today, we are pleased to release the 2014 report, which covers information on: investment + development office + employment residential culture + entertainment restaurants + retail hotels + convention clean + safe getting around The stars are aligning for Downtown. Investor interest in the riverfront; strengthened connectivity between Downtown and Riverside; and the re-imagination and launch of one-of-a-kind destinations make 2014 a year worth celebrating: The City of Jacksonville and its authorities currently …

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COWFORD CHOPHOUSE PARTNERS ANNOUNCE PROJECT UPDATES

Cowford Chophouse

New logo, restaurant group name, and milestones shared at a press conference April 28, 2015 — Jacksonville, Fla. —  and , the business partners behind the , announced new milestones for the upcoming  restaurant during a press conference this morning with city leaders to provide updates about the project. They were joined by ; , CEO of the ; , chairman of the Downtown Investment Authority; and City Council Member , who serves as the  liaison for the Downtown Investment Authority. Fraser Burns opened the press conference by announcing the formation of , a restaurant group that comprises  at the …

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NEW SOUTHBANK RIVERWALK

The Barge, Southank Riverwalk, Jacksonville FL

New Public Art and BARGE Event Series Will Help Activate Downtown Adding to the exciting wave of Downtown renewal, the new, improved Southbank Riverwalk opened today with an event at Friendship Fountain. Mayor , Council President , Councilmembers ,  and , and other city leaders announced new features and opportunities in celebration of the opening of this renovated  centerpiece. “This newly redesigned  will add even more momentum to our Downtown riverfront and serve as a destination for our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Brown. “This new 4,000-foot Riverwalk provides a unique experience for the public to enjoy our treasured St. …

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Vision for Shipyards Development presented by Shad Khan

Vision for Shipyards Development presented by Shad Khan, Jacksonville, FL - Image courteousy of POPULOUS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 17, 2015 – The eagerly anticipated vision to transform the Shipyards riverfront downtown property into a vibrant entertainment and leisure district was presented today by  owner  and team president  on behalf of , a new development entity created by Khan specifically for the . The vision was presented at the Jaguars’ annual state of the franchise event, where updates involving the Jaguars were shared with City leaders and news media in attendance, and online with the public via live streaming. The property, which encompasses approximately 48 acres of City-owned property on the north bank of the St. …

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Art on Unoccupied Structures Bill Passes Unanimously | Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

Chip Southworth

Jacksonville, Fla. – The Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville (CCGJ) are proud to celebrate the passing of bill 2014-730 through City Council on Tuesday evening, allowing the solicitation and management of artistic projects on “unoccupied structures” in the Jacksonville urban core. “This has been a true example of collaboration between so many within the arts community, the redevelopment community and city government,” said , chairman of the  board. “It’s a significant step towards our goal of leveraging arts and culture to make downtown the dynamic core a great city deserves.” The change …

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Change Keeps Downtown Fresh

Barroom conversations and threads among Jacksonville’s urban cultural creatives over the past years have abounded with pessimistic rants, open wishes, and pleading prayers for a more conscious, vibrant, and progressive city. Over the years, that energy has been randomly dispersed in grassroots campaigns and DIY-style events. A growing army of younger energy has single-handedly made it their mission to be the change they want our city to be. These individuals, typically operating on shoestring budgets, rely heavily on their networks, fans, and a hope and a prayer, to spark a notion in others that, “if we can dream it, we …

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JAX NEIGHBORHOODS – Murray Hill

Jax Neighborhoods From to , to , the  to the Southside, each one of Jacksonville’s over 500 neighborhoods has its own distinct character, history, and amenities. In the upcoming issues of , our team of writers and photographers will take you along on a journey of discovery, introducing you to stories, residents, and merchants in our myriad community pockets, as well as highlighting the many public facilities at our disposal. Did you know there are 27 parks in , or that the largest neighborhood land mass is in the Northside? Let’s learn what’s in our own backyards. You just might …

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JAX NEIGHBORHOODS: Brooklyn

  Where’s Brooklyn? Historical and the modern boundaries of Brooklyn are two different things. Today, if you’re traveling down , the  (where the  is held) is considered to be a dividing line between  and . is considered to be on the Brooklyn side, and  is in Riverside. That’s only become the more modern definition of Brooklyn since the Fuller Warren Bridge was put in place in 1954. Historically, if you were coming down Riverside Avenue, from the Riverside neighborhood, Brooklyn really begins at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Forest Street. Forest Street is the cut off to the South, the …

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Downtown Sculpture Walk

Jacksonville has opened the door to a new venue for sculpture.  in downtown Jacksonville explodes with 13 sculptures to walk through, share, and enjoy starting this September 12th. Thousands of people will have the opportunity to experience a nexus of fascinating and alluring pieces of sculpture vetted for , a project led by internationally recognized sculptor , Associate Professor of Sculpture at  and their Exhibition Curator. “The Sculpture Walk Jax streetscape exhibition showcases how the energy of sculpture can transform the way people look at this  site, our city and our community–it gives us energy from all points,” Hager says. …

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