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This map shows, in yellow, where a proposed office space could be built near Interstate 95 and International Golf Parkway. | St. Johns County.
June 5, 2024

St. Johns weighs $107,000 incentive for office developer

St. Johns County says it needs more flexible office space, and it’s considering an incentive for a developer to help…

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Rivertown Mainstreet is the main thoroughfare in much of the Rivertown development in St. Johns County, south of Fruit Cove. Hundreds of homes lie along the road, as well as a planned K-8 school. | Noah Hertz, Jacksonville Today.
June 4, 2024

Are cell towers safe? RiverTown residents are worried

More than 500 people have signed a petition opposing construction of a cell tower in St. Johns County’s RiverTown neighborhood.…

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This was the plan for a fuel storage and rail depot on a 101-acre property in Dinsmore.
April 25, 2024

Fuel storage plan may track west, to a different neighborhood

Dinsmore residents managed to drive away a proposed bulk fuel storage yard, but the plan could pop up in another…

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This was the plan for a fuel storage and rail depot on a 101-acre property in Dinsmore.
April 18, 2024

Northside fuel depot a no, but search for new Jacksonville site raises explosive questions

The search for a new fuel farm site could have countywide ramifications after a Northside proposal was withdrawn this week.…

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A rendering of The Lofts at Southbank, a mixed-use development including offices, housing, self-storage and retail space.
April 16, 2024

Southbank self storage, affordable housing plan wins over zoning committee

City Council members on the Land Use and Zoning Committee meeting on Tuesday narrowly endorsed a rezoning request that could…

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City Council is nearing a vote on renovation of EverBank Stadium. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
April 16, 2024

#AskJAXTDY l Will a remodeled stadium be climate-friendly?

Both the Jaguars and the city have publicly pledged to include green initiatives and resiliency efforts into their agreement to…

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R. Brett James is Jacksonville's new Director of Planning. | NAVFAC Southwest
February 9, 2024

Jacksonville’s new planning director lays out his mission

R. Brett James, a former Navy civilian director, took over this week as Jacksonville’s chief of planning and development.…

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The development includes a seven-story, 21,000-square-foot mixed-use building with ground-floor retail and 205 residential units. | Jacksonville Daily Record
December 15, 2023

North Core development gets design approval

The Pearl Street District is the first phase of apartments, retail, restaurants and outdoor space that Gateway Jax plans to…

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Road improvements are among Clay County's goals. | Zac Gudakov on Unsplash
November 29, 2023

Clay County charts a path for next five years

The county is creating a long list of plans to improve health and safety, development, infrastructure, quality of life and…

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RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns will sit on the Southbank site of the former JEA Southside Generating Station, which was demolished more than 20 years ago. | Preston Hollow Community Capital
November 9, 2023

RiversEdge expects to finish four public parks in 2024

Work on four public parks that are part of the RiversEdge commercial and residential project on the Downtown Southbank could…

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Lila’s Seafood & Steaks is planned for demolition in the Beach Boulevard Shopping Center. | Karen Brune Mathis, Jacksonville Daily Record
October 31, 2023

Lila’s Seafood & Steaks building to be demolished

The city is reviewing a permit to demolish the closed restaurant in the Beach Boulevard Shopping Center.…

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Jacksonville City Council President Ron Salem is creating a special committee to investigate Downtown development. | Bill Bortzfield, Jacksonville Today
October 26, 2023

Downtown Jax is finally starting to grow

Although problems remain, a new report paints a rosy picture of new homes, hotels and businesses in Downtown Jacksonville.…

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The proposed RD River City Brewery project is shown looking northwest along the St. Johns River.
October 6, 2023

RD River City Brewery project scheduled for final review

Miami-based Related Group plans 410 residential units on the Southbank, on the site of the former River City Brewing Co.…

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An illustration shows RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns along the Southbank of the St. Johns River. | Jacksonville Daily Record
October 4, 2023

Costs rising for RiversEdge development on Southbank

The city may increase the property tax rebate for the developer, Elements Development of Jacksonville LLC.…

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September 20, 2023

Gateway Jax launches plans for Downtown development that could reach $2B

A $500 million mixed-used development in Downtown Jacksonville with apartments and a grocery store is Phase 1 of a project…

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Atlanta-based Ashton Woods is expanding its operations into Jacksonville. | Jacksonville Daily Record
August 8, 2023

Homebuilder Ashton Woods moves into hot Jax market

Ashton Woods has operated in the Orlando and Tampa areas for years. The company described Jacksonville as one of the…

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March 7, 2023

THE JAXSON | 15 major apartment projects underway in or near Downtown

Here are 15 significant apartment or townhouse projects currently under construction in or near Downtown Jacksonville.…

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January 31, 2023

OPINION | Jax’s Godzilla strategy of urban development

Demolishing existing buildings in hopes that flashy new ones will replace them doesn’t work. It’s time to change gears.…

Featured image for “Downtown board’s deferral of planned LaVilla gas station hailed as community victory ”
Caption: First Coast Energy looks to convert portions of this LaVilla property into a mixed-use development with a Daily’s Place gas station. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
January 17, 2023

Downtown board’s deferral of planned LaVilla gas station hailed as community victory 

A Jan. 12 deferral means the Downtown Improvement Authority will bring the DDRB’s concerns to Jacksonville-based First Coast Energy before…

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January 10, 2023

OPINION | How to fit a gas station into LaVilla

These examples of urban gas stations show that a Daily’s station being proposed for LaVilla can be improved dramatically with…

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November 8, 2022

THE JAXSON | The last days of Adventure Landing

For 27 years, Jacksonville Beach’s Adventure Landing has been one of the most popular attractions for kids and their families…

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Suzanne Pickett is the president and CEO of the Historic Eastside Community Development Corporation. She grew up Out East and returned to the neighborhood six years ago. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
August 31, 2022

Eastside gearing up for renaissance on its terms

Bobby Graham doesn’t trust the city of Jacksonville. The lifelong Eastside resident has seen too many promises go unfulfilled to…

January 4, 2022

OPINION | Changing the urban landscape in 2022

Jacksonville’s Urban Core is growing again after decades of decline, the Emerald Trail has broken ground, and the Downtown Northbank…

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The Duval County School Board administration building. Michael Rivera at Wikipedia
December 14, 2021

OPINION | Duval Schools headquarters must stay Downtown

Duval County Public Schools’ announcement that it plans to sell its Southbank headquarters and relocate is welcome news for those…