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Ultimate Urban Circulator Presentation (U2C)

Click for U2C at ULI Presentation Nat Ford, CEO of JTA and ULI Advisory Board Member, shared updates on the Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) project happening in Jacksonville. Visit the U2C site here http://www.u2cjax.com/

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Download: Infill Development Presentation

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Infill Development Program on March 14 at MOCA. You can download the speaker presentations HERE.  Special thanks to our event sponsor, GAI Consultants.

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Download: Trends 2017 Presentation

Thanks to Anita Kramer for sharing the 2017 Emerging Trends Report in Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee. You can download her report HERE.  

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RFP: The Downtown North Bank & South Bank Riverfront Design and Investment Strategy

The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) of the City of Jacksonville, Florida, will require the services of a consultant/firm to provide a Downtown North Bank and South Bank Riverfront Design and Investment Strategy (P-06-17) All interested persons can download the RFP @ http://www2.coj.net/rfp/rfp/rfpdefault.asp The City of Jacksonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage expressions of interest for the described services from Jacksonville Small Emerging Businesses (JSEB) Replies must be delivered to the City of Jacksonville, Procurement Division, Attn: Professional Services Specialist, 214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 105, Jacksonville, FL, 32202. … Read More

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Moving Dirt in Gainesville

More than 100 Gainesville members and guests gathered yesterday (12.1.16) at Santa Fe College to hear about 12 projects changing the landscape in Gainesville. You can find a copy of the presentations HERE.   The projects included Foundation Park/800 Second at Innovation Square Brian Crawford, Concept Companies Butler Plaza North Cory Presnick, Butler Enterprises Celebration Pointe John Trimble, Viking Companies Cornerstone Development & Heartwood Community Michael Beard, Gainesville CRA Depot Park Sarah Vidal-Finn, Gainesville CRA Innovation Hub Kathleen Sohar, University of Florida Legacy Park Gib Coerper, Mayor, City of Alachua … Read More

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Downtown Jacksonville Parking Spot is now Cutest Park in the City

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A space that once held one car is now the cutest park in Jacksonville. The Parklet outside of The Brick Coffee House seats six people comfortably at neon orange tables shaded by a large umbrella. It’s the perfect spot to drink coffee, read a book, do homework, peruse Facebook or watch the traffic zoom by pensively… (READ MORE) Story by Destiny Johnson, WTLV.

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ULI RECOGNIZIES REAL ESTATE PROJECTS ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA

ULI North Florida hosted the 5th Annual Awards for Excellence event last night in downtown Jacksonville to showcase projects throughout North Florida that represent the best practices in all aspects of real estate development, planning, design, construction and economic viability. Four awards were presented in the following categories of Public Sector/Non-Profit, Open Space, and Reuse/Repurpose. The awards criteria are based on the ULI mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Nominations were solicited from ULI North Florida’s more than … Read More

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Parklets & Placemaking

We had a great discussion on parklets and placemaking and how public amenities can change a community. The presentation can be found HERE. Our speakers were Sarah Vidal Finn, Director of the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency and Jake Gordon, CEO of Downtown Vision.  Sarah shared Gainesville’s story behind the new “Central Park” of Gainesville – Depot Park. The park opened this month taking “useless space” and making it into a place “the community can enjoy.” Jake gave us an overview of the groundbreaking Parklets Program that will launch in conjunction with Parking Day on September 16, 2016. … Read More

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Innovation Grant: Parklets in Downtown Jax

Earlier this year, ULI North Florida applied for an Urban Innovation Grant through the ULI Foundation to bring parklets to life in downtown Jacksonville in collaboration with Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI). By definition, a parklet is an extension of the sidewalk. It can be installed into several parking spaces along a sidewalk for a mini urban park. Parklets are popping up in many urban cities to increase foot traffic, offer amenities such as seating and bike racks and encourage outdoor activities. The first public parklet was created in San Francisco in 2010 … Read More

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2016 Awards for Excellence Call for Entries

ULI North Florida is launching its 2016 Awards for Excellence Call for Entries. You can find the application and complete details HERE. Entries for this esteemed award may come from across ULI North Florida’s District Council, which covers 34 counties from Flagler to Escambia, including Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tallahassee and Pensacola. The entry fee is $200 for Non-Profit/Public Sector projects and $500 for Private Sector projects. Entry deadline is August 30, 2016. The annual Awards for Excellence program is the centerpiece of ULI’s efforts in North Florida to identify and promote … Read More

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