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Downtown Investment Authority: How Should The Jacksonville Landing Be Redesigned?

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Jacksonville residents will have the opportunity to make their recommendations to the city Tuesday night concerning the redevelopment of a downtown icon.

The city’s Downtown Investment Authority is asking for ideas on the redesign of the Jacksonville Landing during a public forum.

The Downtown Investment Authority hired a team of urban design experts to share plans for the Landing’s redesign.

During an appearance on WJCT's “First Coast Connect,” Tim Gibbons, editor of the Jacksonville Business Journal, and attorney and planning consultant Doris Goldstein to talk about redevelopment of the Landing.

Goldstein is also a member of the Downtown Investment Authority.

She says there’s a chance the Landing will be completely torn down and rebuilt from the ground up.

“We have hired a wonderful team with urban waterfront experience to lead the process,” Goldstein said. “They are experts at getting public opinion.”

Gibbons says the Landing is a focal point for downtown, and he hopes to see a large response from the public about the project.

“The idea that somebody can come and create what will be major piece of downtown excites people,” Gibbons said.

That meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday night at the Landing’s Blue Room. It’s free and open to the public.

Listen to the full conversation with Doris Goldstein and Tim Gibbons on Monday’s episode of the “First Coast Connect” podcast on iTunes.

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Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.