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A novel program at UF Health Jacksonville is making healthy food a part of the treatment plan. 

The Jaxson: 6 Food Halls Proposed For The Urban Core

Nov 4, 2020
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The Jaxson

The national food hall craze appears to be taking Jacksonville’s urban core by storm.

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For the first time, the Jacksonville City Council’s newly installed Social Justice and Community Investment Committee on Monday voted on a bill. 

The Jaxson

Buildings that interact with the pedestrian at street level, inside and out, are a key ingredient for any retail friendly downtown.

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The Jacksonville nonprofit Changing Homelessness is asking for volunteers next month to help survey the city’s homeless population, especially those who once wore a uniform.

A two-month-old initiative aimed at making downtown Jacksonville more appealing is looking for more volunteers to help pick up trash.

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A group of business owners is trying to drum up interest in what they’re calling Jacksonville’s “Rail Yard District” just west of downtown.

The Jaxson co-founder Mike Field says their hope is to breathe new life into a once-booming wholesale district. 

Jacksonville Group Deems Vision For The City

Dec 2, 2015

Jacksonville is called many names: "The River City," "Actionville," "The Bold New City Of the South." But Will Ketchum says those are just taglines.

“No great city was built on a tag line," Ketchum said. “but tag lines follow building greatness.”


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A state-sponsored job-creation program that serves two large swaths of Jacksonville is due to expire this year — and may not be renewed. The future of Florida’s “enterprise zones” is uncertain.

Twenty square miles of Jacksonville’s urban core are classified as an “enterprise zone,” along with a strip of land along Philips Highway. The zone program is designed to revitalize blighted communities by offering tax incentives to businesses.