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Jacksonville City Hall
December 13, 2022

OPINION | 4 myths about Jacksonville’s city government

Jacksonville City Hall provides no shortage of things to criticize, but there are some common complaints that don’t stand up…

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Hogans Creek is a 2.6-mile tidal creek that is prone to flooding, partially due to a culvert constructed as a part of the Union Street Expressway project during the 1950s. | Daniel Herbin
September 6, 2022

OPINION | Jax should apply for the Reconnecting Communities grant

The new federal Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program offers cities funding for projects that restore neighborhoods split and disrupted by highways…

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The Jacksonville Beach pier from an aerial perspective. | Helena Karst
August 8, 2022

PHOTO ESSAY | What is Jacksonville today?

What is Jacksonville Today? Florida State College at Jacksonville students answered that question through images.…

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The Lofts at Cathedral is one of the projects that have broken ground.
August 2, 2022

THE JAXSON | 6 Downtown projects now under construction

Though largely happening in the outskirts, new construction is happening in Downtown Jacksonville. Here’s a look at six projects moving…

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June 26, 2022

OPINION | ‘Discipline and punish’: the Duval way

To the best of my knowledge, French philosopher Michel Foucault never made it to Duval County. And he likely never…

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The Shops at 300 Needham Street/EZ Storage development in Newton, Massachusetts, are an example of a mixed-use storage center. | Avison Young.
June 21, 2022

OPINION | Resolving the Downtown self-storage wars

Developers want to lift a ban on self-storage facilities in Downtown Jacksonville, but building such facilities could stifle streets and…

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June 14, 2022

THE JAXSON | 3 alternatives to demolishing 618 West Adams Street

A building possibly directly linked to the Great Fire of 1901 in LaVilla could be demolished soon. Here are a…

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May 31, 2022

OPINION | Between the cheerleaders and cynics

The Jaxson team is often accused of being cheerleaders for Jacksonville who don’t do enough to acknowledge our city’s problems.…

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May 24, 2022

THE JAXSON | Uncovering Jewish heritage sites in Jacksonville

May is recognized as Jewish American Heritage Month. Jacksonville has a long Jewish history, with a Jewish community dating as…

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April 12, 2022

OPINION | 5 types of missing middle housing Jax should revive

Missing middle housing represents many types of residences ranging in scale between single-family homes and massive apartment buildings. From shotgun…

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March 29, 2022

OPINION | 5 urban revitalization terms Jax should embrace

Speaking to comparatively simple, cost-effective ways to revitalize Downtown Jacksonville and the Urban Core, these five terms should be in…

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March 8, 2022

OPINION | Parking craters: A Downtown vibrancy killer

Despite a common perception that parking is difficult in the city center, Downtown Jacksonville has more surface parking lots, garages…

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January 25, 2022

OPINION | A sad lesson from Broad Street’s past

If you travel down Broad Street in Downtown Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood today, you won’t pass by much that’s open. In…

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The 2014 APA Florida Annual Conference at the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center. This 10,000-square-foot meeting room was once the grand lobby for the largest train station in the country south of Washington, D.C.
January 18, 2022

OPINION | Rethinking Jacksonville’s convention center dilemma

A new convention center has been in Jacksonville’s long-term plans for decades, but the Downtown Investment Authority now says it…

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December 21, 2021

OPINION | What Shad Khan gets right – and wrong – about Downtown

Jaguars owner Shad Khan recently criticized the progress of Downtown revitalization in Jacksonville, saying the area has “gone downhill” over…

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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…

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November 23, 2021

OPINION | What hotels can do for Downtown vibrancy

A new Home2 Suites in Brooklyn is the latest hotel project moving forward in Downtown Jacksonville. With more hotels in…