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.)

2 comments:

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...

Damn.