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Old Sep 19, 19, 9:56 am
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AStarr
 
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Lee View Post
You must be new to Jax lol. For the past 4 decades (since before I was born) the city has been demolishing buildings left and right with no plans in place. And the rare occasions where there is a planned development, they have no mechanism for holding the developer accountable after demolition. You now how downtown is like 50% surface parking lots? Back in the 30s-50s there were no surface lots, all dense midrise construction and a very vibrant core. It's really a shame...
I lived there for 18 years and was referencing precisely that practice - that they keep tearing stuff down despite having plenty of abandoned open space and buildings in the downtown area. It is indeed a shame. Like I said, the city politics are weird.
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