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It might finally happen: A network of parks and trails on the Downtown riverfront

The city is seeking a developer for a mid-rise or high-rise tower adjacent to the former Jacksonville Landing site.
Jacksonville Daily Record
Riverfront Plaza would be the centerpiece of interconnected parks along the Jacksonville riverfront.

Jacksonville residents will soon be able to stroll from Metropolitan Park to the Riverside Arts Market. Or, they could go across the Acosta or Main Street bridges to Southbank’s Friendship Fountain and even take a detour to follow the Emerald Trail and head to Hogan’s Creek.

In the upcoming years, riverfront advocates say the riverwalk along both banks of the St. Johns River will connect it all.

After years of planning and public comment, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry proposed the first funds since 2005 to expand the Northbank Riverwalk.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.