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Bioswale Update

The San Marco Library Bioswale, a Coca-Cola Company demonstration project with the St. Johns Riverkeeper, is both beautiful and effective two years after installation.   The Bald Cypress, Spartina Grass, Muhly Grass, and Dwarf Yaupon Holly drain and filter the … Continue reading

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Balis Park is Complete!

      Renovations of Balis Park are complete.  This transformation happened surprisingly fast by city infrastructure improvement standards.  It took only 1.5 years from idea conception to completion!   The original idea was spawned by the realization that the … Continue reading

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Inflatable giant plum anyone?

Ark Nova is the world’s first inflatable concert venue and a doppelgänger for a very large plum.  Created by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and sculptor Anish Kapoor, (no stranger to crazy structures, inflatable or otherwise) the bulbous purple creation takes just two hours to blow up, and fits … Continue reading

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Balis Park Groundbreaking 2013 – YouTube

Balis Park Groundbreaking 2013 – YouTube.

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Balis Park | The Central Park of San Marco

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Why do we need the Mobility Plan?

This person has two choices- manually wheel through the sometimes muddy or wet grass, or go into the street- to get to the bus stop.  How is this acceptable? Regardless of how we arrived at this situation, the mobility plan … Continue reading

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San Marco Dining District Spice Blends Now Available!

San Marco Dining District shared Bistro Aix‘s photo. Friday Check out the new Spice Blends available at all of the San Marco Dining District restaurants today, and at All Spiced Up in San Marco Square! Portion of the sales benefit the new Balis Park | The … Continue reading

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JaxCashMob in San Marco

Black Friday is Local Friday in Jacksonville. From MetroJacksonville: Jax Cash Mob officially renames ‘Black Friday’ as ‘Local Friday’ when the next Jax Cash Mob descends upon San Marco Square Friday November 23rd.  Participants will meet at 11AM outside Maple … Continue reading

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Make your mark in San Marco.

It’s official.   The San Marco Square traffic and pedestrian improvement project is happening!   This expansion of Balis Park will provide better traffic flow, more parking spaces, safer pedestrian pathways, and a community gathering green space.   This is … Continue reading

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Floating Coffee Shop

We always say Jax needs to capitalize on its river more.    Here are a few creative ideas. A winding pedestrian bridge.  This one leads to a minimalist gathering space.  What interesting floating space could ours lead to?   Or … Continue reading

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