Today, one will struggle to find more than a business or two open at night or on weekends on a single block in downtown Jacksonville. Despite what some may think, it doesn't take massive development projects or a generation to bring an urban street back to life, when a community invests in the concept of clustering, complementing uses within a compact setting. Here's a look at a South Florida transformation that should serve as an example for Downtown Jacksonville, where corridors such as West Adams Street are characterized by contiguous blocks of underutilized storefronts. Read More
What could be accomplished with the Jacksonville Landing if the city left the door open for reusing the structure before demolishing it outright? This artist's rendering shows one innovative idea for the space that focuses on adaptive reuse and selective demolition while still providing riverfront greenspace.
If you don't know your urban redevelopment past you are doomed to repeat it. Here are five quick revitalization observations regarding the premature demise of a heavily incentivized proposal to convert the skeleton of Berkman 2 into a hotel and nearby contaminated property into an amusement park and parking garage. Read More
Formerly known as Brightline, Virgin Trains USA's potential footprint and reach throughout Florida continues to grow. Here's a look at where things are currently heading with the state's privately owned and operated intercity passenger rail system in 2019. Read More