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JAX Chamber president: Downtown parks are key to development

JAX Chamber President Daniel Davis.
Jacksonville Daily Record
JAX Chamber President Daniel Davis.

JAX Chamber President Daniel Davis, a likely 2023 Jacksonville mayoral candidate, added his voice to a growing group of city officials and advocates pushing for an interconnected park system on the Downtown riverfront.

Davis told a meeting of the JAX Chamber Downtown Council that parks are important to private development along the river and will increase Downtown property values.

He said the chamber will back efforts led by the city Downtown Investment Authority and supported by area nonprofits like the Jessie Ball duPont Fund for a Downtown park system along the St. Johns River.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.