Emerald trail

Groundwork Jacksonville awarded major grant for waterways restoration

Groundwork Jacksonville awarded major grant for waterways restoration

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issues huge sum for local projects Groundwork Jacksonville has been awarded $5,848,900 through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) National Coastal Resilience Fund. The grant will complete the design and permitting for the ecological restoration of Hogans Creek. The project’s goal is to reduce flooding, improve water quality, create […]

Property deal closes, demolition ahead for former Times-Union HQ

Property deal closes, demolition ahead for former Times-Union HQ

The demolition, expected to start this month, at 1Riverside Ave., will start a new chapter at the riverfront property that was home to The Florida Times-Union for 50 years. The newspaper, which was sold in 2017, now has offices in the Wells Fargo Center. The Morris family of Augusta, Ga., retained ownership of the property, […]

Artist Walk inches closer to completion

Artist Walk inches closer to completion

City Council gavels another 5-million investment The City of Jacksonville is investing $8.8 million in the Artist Walk streetscape project with an adjoining skate park where the preliminary groundwork is underway east of Riverside Park in the Five Points neighborhood. Shannon Blankenship, director of the Riverside Arts Market (RAM), anticipates a significant increase in vendor […]

DDRB Approves Site Plan For One Riverside

The Jacksonville Downtown Development Review Board has approved the site plan for the One Riverside Development. The 18.84-acre mixed-use development will be on the old site of the Times-Union Building. The plans by Fuqua Development include a grocer, retail shops, a restaurant accessible from the Riverwalk, an initial 271 residential housing units, and a parking […]

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 […]

Linear park system to link Downtown to Riverside, San Marco

Linear park system to link Downtown to Riverside, San Marco

Plans are becoming a reality for a 30-mile network of walking and biking trails set to link Downtown with multiple neighborhoods and historic districts including Riverside and San Marco. Groundwork Jacksonville is using a $30,000 grant to begin the first phase of the project, called The Emerald Trail, to connect a converted section of railroad […]

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail  Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) announced significant progress toward building the Emerald Trail within the next 10 years during a news conference at City Hall on Aug. 26, including new corporate ambassadors, major donors and a check presentation to Mayor Lenny Curry for the design of the Emerald Trail Model Project.  “The Emerald Trail must be a […]

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

It has been more than a century since architect Henry Klutho came up with the gem of an idea to build a circle of trails connecting the neighborhoods around downtown Jacksonville, and his plan is finally coming close to fruition.   At the Emerald Trail first mile walk, held April 13, hundreds came out to […]