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Riverfront East: Northbank Grows

The span along Bay Street along the riverfront from Liberty Street to the Sportsplex is mostly open acreage waiting for development. It’s a stunning jewel in Jacksonville’s riverfront crown just waiting to be polished. SHIPYARDS For over 140 years, East Bay Street was home to one of the largest shipbuilding operations on the east coast. Since 1992, this site has become known as a field where revitalization dreams come to die. Renamed the Jacksonville Shipyards, Inc. (JSI) in 1963 by , shipbuilding operations on this site dated as far back as the 1850s. For decades, JSI was one of Jacksonville’s …

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