Northbank

On the River: Meet our new Jacksonville River Taxi

The defining feature of downtown Jacksonville is the . There is no better place to visualize the tremendous potential of our city than while cruising on our downtown . We often take this vessel for granted, while failing to take advantage of the benefits it could provide. Currently, our River Taxi serves a very limited and utilitarian purpose. It transports people from one side of the river to the other and helps to alleviate traffic on game days and major events. What if, instead, the River Taxi expanded by offering commuter transportation, taking people to desirable destinations, and providing tours …

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A River Runs Through It

A calm, cool presence winds its way through our concrete jungle, one that other downtowns would kill for. Jacksonville was born on the banks of the St. Johns River – and the start of the city remains the heart of Downtown today. The Northbank supported a bustling maritime industry with the last shipyards operational into the 1980s – just visit the Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center at The Jacksonville Landing for a glimpse into its history. Downtown’s Southbank enjoyed a turn-of-the-century entertainment destination boasting a 30-acre , the setting for numerous silent films, from 1907 to 1916. Today, the St. Johns …

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