Under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Diana Green, Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) intends to implement a master facility plan that prioritizes more than $1 billion in maintenance repairs, and addresses inequities about out-of-date educational environments. While much has been said in recent weeks about DCPS' plan to preserve the historic architecture of Springfield's Kirby-Smith Middle School and Mandarin's Loretto Elementary, a few other schools remain on the chopping block. Here are five architecturally significant historic school buildings currently slated for demolition without the consideration of adaptive reuse as an initial option. Read More
The clustering of sidewalk cafés and sidewalk dining is one of the most affordable and least time consuming ways to add life to the urban streetscape. Here is a street level look at a vibrant global city that has excelled for centuries in embracing café life: Paris Read More
One of the Cathedral District's last complete rows of dense housing developed after the Great Fire of 1901 could be going away soon. Replacing it would be a mixed-use infill project called 527 Duval Street, featuring 45 multi-family units and 27,000 square feet of art gallery space, art studios and classrooms.