Rising Tide Threatens Rising City; Up In Smoke; & Springfield's Renaissance — #33

Apr 20, 2017

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On this episode of Redux, downtown investment is back in the spotlight. This time, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is at the helm.

Then, Earth Day is this weekend and its purpose is to demonstrate support for environmental protection. But no matter where you stand on the issue, residents of St. Augustine have a very practical reason to care — especially if you live anywhere near the shore.

We also bring you an update on the medical marijuana policy debate going on right now in Tallahassee, as well as a piece about ballet in Lavilla and one about what’s coming soon to Springfield.  

A rendering of the future Jacksonville shipyards.
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Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority Approves Redevelopment Plan

Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority moved forward with a plan to redevelop 70 acres of riverfront property downtown. Officials gave the green light to a proposal by Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s investment firm Iguana Investments.

Listen to the complete interview with St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver 

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Duval School Board Discusses Possible Superintendent Vacancy

The Duval County School Board met to talk about the likely departure of school Superintendent Nikolai Vitti.

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Ritz Theatre Brings Dance Theatre Of Harlem Exhibit To Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s Ritz Theatre and Museum is hosting a traveling exhibit, detailing 40 years of one of the first predominantly black ballet companies in the U.S. The exhibit about the Dance Theatre of Harlem runs from Saturday through the end of July at the Ritz, located in Lavilla.

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Jacksonville Historic District Experiencing Economic Comeback

Empty storefronts still line both sides of Main Street, which runs through the heart of one of Jacksonville’s historic districts. Many spaces are reminiscent of the area's heyday in the early 1900s. But some of the old haunts are now filled with sounds of construction as new businesses move into the Springfield neighborhood.

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