Brooklyn, Downtown, Springfield

All the latest news relevant to the Brooklyn, Downtown and Springfield areas.

Jacksonville Committee Kicks Off Council Redistricting

With the local 2020 Census numbers being released on August 12, the city of Jacksonville can now begin the decennial task of drawing new district lines for the city council and school board seats. The Special Committee on Redistricting is tasked to draw the new lines that reflect changes to the city’s population over the […]

Brooklyn: Bridging the old and the new

Brooklyn: Bridging the old and the new

Brooklyn, one of the oldest neighborhoods in downtown Jacksonville, is opening a new chapter in its ongoing story of growth and revitalization via several new commercial and residential ventures. The neighborhood is situated along the St. Johns River, south of downtown. It is bounded by McCoys Creek and the CSX Railroad lines to the North […]

Experience Nature through Art

Experience Nature through Art

From now through early January 2022, Jacksonville residents and visitors can experience nature as expressed by two artists – one local and one from Wales – in two local museums. “Structure of Nature | Nature of Structure” is a retrospective of the work of photographer and installation artist Doug Eng, a native and current resident […]

Groundwork Jacksonville Breaks Ground On Emerald Trail

Groundwork Jacksonville Breaks Ground On Emerald Trail

Over 100 years ago, legendary architect Henry Klutho envisioned what he called an “Emerald Necklace” that would connect a series of trails, parks, creeks, and greenspace around Jacksonville’s urban core. After years of planning, Groundwork Jacksonville has broken ground on the first phase of the Emerald Trail. The LaVilla Link will connect Brooklyn to LaVilla […]

City Council Approves Jaguars Performance Center

City Council Approves Jaguars Performance Center

The Jacksonville City Council has unanimously given its approval to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ plan to build a new $120 million football performance center. The city will pay $60 million of the cost. The Jaguars will cover the rest, including any cost overruns. The 127,087 square foot facility will include one indoor and two outdoor practice […]

Riverfront Parks endorses duPont Fund’s conceptual Esplanade Plan

Riverfront Parks endorses duPont Fund’s conceptual Esplanade Plan

Riverfront Parks Now (RPN) endorses Jessie Ball duPont Fund’s recently unveiled Esplanade Plan for the publicly owned Shipyards and Metropolitan Park lands. “We’re encouraging the community rally behind this public space plan and the corresponding social, cultural and urban planning principles,” said Nancy Powell, chair of the RPN Steering Committee. “The Esplanade Plan aligns with […]

Local Parents And Schools Clash Over Mask Mandates

Local Parents And Schools Clash Over Mask Mandates

As the mask mandate debate continues, a recent ruling was passed down Aug. 27 by 2nd Judicial Court Judge John C. Cooper which ruled the state ban on mask mandates invalid and the Governor overreached in his authority. Cooper said the argument against masks “reflects a minority, perhaps even a small minority of medical and […]

The bridge that forever changed the River City

The bridge that forever changed the River City

Antique cars, relics and memories shared during a celebration of the Acosta Bridge When the Acosta Bridge opened on July 1, 1921, it changed the “geography of [Jacksonville’s] mind to greater possibilities and opportunities,” as Alan Bliss, Jacksonville Historical Society executive director, noted in his remarks at the 100th anniversary celebration of the opening of […]

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