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Autonomous Innovation Center at LaVilla seeks approval

A look at the latest renderings for JTA's proposed Autonomous Innovation Center at LaVilla. The project will seek final Downtown Development Review Board approval on December 14th. Take a look and let us know what you think of the latest proposed design. If approved, construction is anticipated to begin on the building in early 2024. Read More

LaVilla Heritage Trail proposed

From ragtime, blues and jazz, to the Great Migration, the Civil Rights Movement, and many local food dishes we enjoy today, the neighborhood of LaVilla has played a significant role. The proposed LaVilla Heritage Trail is an interpretive marker project that will share the unique and largely overlooked history of sites within LaVilla and the individuals and events associated with them. On Thursday, December 14th, a public meeting will be held at the Ritz Theatre & Museum to continue discussions and planning efforts for the cultural heritage trail. The meeting, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. is free and open to the public. Read More

The Harlems of the South

Nearly every city of significant size in the south, claim's their version of Jacksonville's LaVilla is the 'Harlem of the South'? Here is a look at six different 'Harlems of the South' and why LaVilla was much more and should be recognized as such. Read More

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