Tuesday, April 27, 2010

When Downtown's Policies Went to the Southside (Jacksonville, FL)

This article is absolutely brain-melting with wisdom. There's a decent stadium and a place called the Landing in Jacksonville that are pretty nice. The rest of the town is sort of a cesspool. Metro Jacksonville has taken the ideas that has made downtown so cesspool-friendly and applied them to a high falootin' shopping power center in Jacksonville. Hilarity ensues. The article is Jacksonville-specific, but it's easy to extrapolate how any generic downtown is actively driving away business yet doesn't seem to understand why business has left them. (Atlanta, I'm looking at you.)


Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

This is what happens when your economic development and zoning patterns are based too heavily on automobile transportation.

patsbrother said...