Category Archives: Community

Projects and events that promote vibrant communities

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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Today is International Walk to School Day!

Hundreds of students in Duval County walked to school this morning, joining millions worldwide.   Walk to School Day promotes community awareness of the benefits to walking and biking- increased physical activity for chldren, a safer environment for pedestrians, reduced … Continue reading

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Walkability 101

We hear a lot about “walkability” these days, and certainly Doug and I are promoting Walkable communities.  Just what does this mean exactly, and why do we care? Dan Burden, of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, has been promoting … Continue reading

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Release of San Marco by Design

On Friday, August 3rd, the Health Planning Council hosted a San Marco by Design release event at Southside Baptist Church in San Marco Square. Dan Burden, the nationally recognized walkable communities guru, was the keynote speaker.  He praised the efforts … Continue reading

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Cash Mob

The next cash mob is Wednesday, July 18th at noon.  Where?

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San Marco Cash Mob

A cash mob is a gathering of people showing support for locally owned small businesses. We gather at an appointed time and place, the secret “target” store is revealed, and the mob is encouraged to shop and spend $10-$20 in … Continue reading

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