Mayor Lenny Curry standing at podium in front of Lot J Development Renderings
October 05, 2020
City, Jaguars, Cordish Companies Continue with Multi-Million Lot J Project Anticipated to Strengthen Local Economy, Develop Surrounding Neighborhoods

The City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Jaguars and The  Cordish Companies are moving forward on a catalytic project at Lot J that is expected to spur economic growth in Jacksonville, especially in neighborhoods North and East of the sports complex. The mixed-use development, dubbed the “Live! District,” will include:
Hand holding purple ribbon for domestic violence awareness
October 02, 2020

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time for domestic violence victims and those who serve them to speak out in a unified voice to combat domestic violence, and to challenge all people in America to support the countless programs that provide support and services to victims.

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year.  And according to the CDC, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by their intimate partner at some point during their lifetimes.

Domestic Violence is...

  • Physical Assault: Includes shoving, pushing, restraining, hitting or kicking.

  • Sexual Assault: Any time one partner forces sexual acts that are unwanted or declined by the other partner.

  • Psychological Assault: Includes isolation from family and friends, forced financial dependence, verbal and emotional abuse, threats,intimidation, and control over the partner’s activities.

  • Attacks Against Property and Pets: Destruction of property, household objects or treasured objects belonging to the victim, or abusing or killing beloved pets. 
Please join us this month in celebrating survivors, congratulating advocates, empowering victims, and mourning the deaths of those lost to domestic violence. 
Screengrab of DIA Investor Website Homepage
October 01, 2020
The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) – the City of Jacksonville’s sole economic development and community redevelopment agency for Downtown – is pleased to announce the launch of its new, investor-focused website at https://investdtjax.com. The new website has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with unique tools aimed at attracting investment and promoting Downtown Jacksonville nationwide. This City is brimming with possibilities, and https://investdtjax.com strives to be the go-to source for finding the next opportunity in Downtown Jacksonville.
 
Lift Evry Voice and Sing Park Rendering
October 01, 2020
New design honors Jacksonville’s strong Black and immigrant heritage and continues revitalization of broader LaVilla neighborhood

Today, the City of Jacksonville is pleased to reveal design plans for the highly-anticipated Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park in the historic LaVilla neighborhood. The park is located at 120 Lee Street, the birth site of Jacksonville natives James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson. The Johnson brothers wrote and composed what is now known as the Black National Anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” at their home in LaVilla between 1900 and 1905. As one of the first cultural landmarks to be developed as part of the greater LaVilla redevelopment strategy, Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park was carefully designed to honor the contributions of some of Jacksonville’s most renowned citizens, as well as encourage the next generation of artists and thought leaders to make their marks on this historic space.
Rendering of Song of the Skinks Musical Sculpture
September 30, 2020
Skinks, Musical Instrument, or Interactive Sculpture? New City of Jacksonville Public Art

The Art in Public Places program of the City of Jacksonville dedicates the first in a series of new public art in Jacksonville neighborhoods. The in-person and online dedication will start at 11 AM on October 2nd  at the Cuba Hunter Park with its entrance at 3540 Bedford Rd. The interactive sculpture, created by Seattle-based public artist Matt Babcock, was designed to be a playful representation of a series of blue-tailed skinks, a lizard native to Florida. 

SONG OF THE SKINKS

Dedication
Artist, Naturalist, UNF Music Students and City Councilmembers
11:00 AM, Friday, October 2, 2020
Cuba Hunter Park. Entrance at 3540 Bedford Rd
 
Sculpture Installation by Artist Matt Babcock
10 AM to 5 PM, Thursday October 1, 2020
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September 18, 2020
Mayor Lenny Curry was invited to speak at JAXUSA's 3rd quarter partnership luncheon on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
Family cleaning up t he beach during coastal cleanup event
September 14, 2020
The City of Jacksonville’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful invites residents to participate in the 2020 Florida Coastal Cleanup event. This event, which will provide volunteers with an opportunity to help beautify the city’s shorelines, is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).
 
Downtown Jacksonville Public Library
September 08, 2020

Curbside pickup of items on hold continues to be available at 14 locations

September 04, 2020

In observance of Labor Day, several City government offices and facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 7.

people and dogs standing at entrance to dog park
September 04, 2020
The much-awaited dog park in City Council District 3 opened Friday, Sept. 4, in time for families and dogs to enjoy during the Labor Day weekend. The dog park, located at Abess Park (12743 Abess Blvd., near the corner of Girvin Rd. and Abess Blvd.), will be accessible daily from dawn to dusk, and features separate fenced areas for large dogs and small dogs. The large dog section includes a loop trail through the woodland area and an open grassy field for free play. Small dogs are able to play in a shaded grassy field. Benches, drinking fountains and other amenities will be added for everyone’s enjoyment.
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