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J Magazine Fall 2017

The magazine of the rebirth of Jacksonville's downtown

contents Issue 2 //

contents Issue 2 // Volume 1 // FALL 2017 26SUB PRIME BY FRANK DENTON 18 40 52 59 WHO OWNS DOWNTOWN? BY MARILYN YOUNG NEAR WALK BOTTOM BY MIKE CLARK THE URBANITES BY ROGER BROWN UNCOVERING THE NECKLACE BY RON LITTLEPAGE AN URBAN REVIVAL BY LILLA ROSS FLOAT TRIPS BY PAULA HORVATH 66 74 78 86 DOWNTOWN HOMELESSNESS BY PAULA HORVATH ELBOW BOOM BY JASMINE MARSHALL 6 J MAGAZINE | FALL 2017

J MAGAZINE PARTNERS DEPARTMENTS 9 FEEDBACK 11 FROM THE EDITOR 13 BRIEFING 14 PROGRESS REPORT 16 RATING DOWNTOWN 45 12 HOURS DOWNTOWN 49 EYESORE 92 THE BIG PICTURE 95 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS 98 THE FINAL WORD THE MAGAZINE OF THE REBIRTH OF JACKSONVILLE’S DOWNTOWN OWNERSHIP I S S U E PAST ITS PRIME COULD A NEW CONVENTION CENTER BREATHE MORE LIFE INTO DOWNTOWN? P26 DEVELOPMENT THE CATHEDRAL DISTRICT AIMS TO ADD HEART TO THE CORE P66 HOMELESSNESS NO QUICK FIX IN SIGHT FOR DOWNTOWN HOMELESS POPULATION P78 WHO OWNS DOWNTOWN? DISPLAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 2017 $4.95 HINT: HE’S ONE OF THEM P18 FALL 2017 ON THE COVER Ever wonder who owns all of the property in Downtown Jacksonville? Or, how much of it is even being taxed? » SEE PAGE 18 ILLUSTRATION BY JEFF DAVIS