Tag Archives: City of Jacksonville

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

Vision for Shipyards Development presented by Shad Khan

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. …

Read More »
Chip Southworth

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

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 …

Read More »
Springfield Neighborhood, Jacksonville FL

NEIGHBORHOOD: Living in Springfield

The reasons residents love living in Springfield are as diverse as the residents themselves. Diversity happens to be one of the many features of our great community, and most people don’t choose to live here unless they appreciate it. I love Springfield because our quiet streets overlooking the city skyline are filled with potential. I see what Hogans Creek can become and love watching 100-year-old homes go through the restoration transition. Springfield Preservation & Restoration With the mission to “Preserve and Build Community,” the greatest asset any historic neighborhood can have is an active preservation society. Working to maintain a …

Read More »

The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Is Here

When: Wednesday, November 5th – Sunday, November 16th Where: 510 Fairgrounds Place Info: www.jacksonvillefair.com, (904) 353-0535 It’s that one time during the year when you can smell that unique blend of funnel cake, livestock, and excitement in the air. is back and is full of spectacular headline entertainment, activities, animals, and all of the staple rides and games which you know and love. This marks the 59th year of the event. A Bit of History This event has informed visitors about science, agriculture, horticulture and the arts since 1955. Its original staging ground was the stadium formerly known as the …

Read More »

Downtown, In Focus

In the immortal words of former Jacksonville Mayor , “As your Downtown goes, so goes your city.” So then, how are things Downtown going today? The number of Downtown residents is the highest it’s been in decades, and residential properties are more than 90% occupied. Downtown office vacancy rates continue to drop each year. Crime in Downtown accounts for only 2% of serious crime in the entire City of Jacksonville. And, Downtown has more parking than , not including . Downtown champions are hard at work. The  has created a Spark Grant program for Downtown revitalization through the arts. , …

Read More »

Unity Plaza Update: March 2014

Jacksonville , Inc. is an under-construction, not-for-profit, urban park, participating in crowd-funding at  to bring this outdoor gathering and entertainment venue to our urban core. The utmost of site amenities and 365 days of electrifying and exciting events with expert managers will maximize the visitor experience. Unity Plaza at 220 Riverside opens in November 2014. Stay tuned for major grand opening festivity announcements. Originally inspired by our community’s desire for programmed, fun, open-air spaces and the acknowledgement of the need for a centralized park in the , Unity Plaza was envisioned in 2005 by long-time Jacksonville advocates  and  and executed …

Read More »
Jacksonville Giants vs. Birmingham Blitz by Ryan Smolka

Giants Attack Birmingham’s Blitz Late in 2013 Home Opener

The Back to Back  Champion  overtook the  tonight with a 31 point fourth quarter push. The Giants, who started off slow, ultimately survived Birmingham’s best effort by a score of 108-90. Leading scorer for the night was  with 21 points to go along with 5 steals. Rookie, , provided a spark with 12 points and 14 rebounds to highlight his home debut. Assistant coach  called the win a, “gritty, grind-it-out type of win. This is the type of win that really shows our mental toughness.” Prior to game time, the Giants presented last year’s National Championship team with their championship …

Read More »