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Preserve, protect and enhance the character and beauty of Jacksonville’s natural and built environment.

Design, Development, Preservation

Advocating for design excellence, enhanced streetscapes and parks, and preserving our city’s historic and natural assets.

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Trees and Landscapes

Replenishing and protecting the tree canopy; promoting natural landscapes and green infrastructure.

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Trees and Landscapes

Replenishing and protecting the tree canopy; promoting natural landscapes and green infrastructure.

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Utilities

Placing utilities underground and minimizing the visual impact of utilities, cellular towers and equipment.

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Signage

Reducing billboards and ensuring commercial signage adheres to design standards.

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Signage

Reducing billboards and ensuring commercial signage adheres to design standards.

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Riverfront Parks Now is a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Scenic Jacksonville is excited to partner in Riverfront Parks Now, an initiative aimed at transforming the downtown Jacksonville riverfront into a gathering place for the community that stimulates surrounding economic development and makes our city more resilient for generations to come.

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Scenic Jacksonville is an advocacy organization and we focus often on downtown Jacksonville issues.  Here is a short version of what you can do to voice or help in any cause you care about.  Citizen's | more...

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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located at 101 West 1st Street in the Springfield neighborhood, overlooking Klutho Park. Its one of fifteen Karpeles museums sprinkled across the United States, all housed in repurposed old buildings, all featuring historical records, documents and cultural displays. Constructed in 1921 by the First Church of Christ Scientist, the buildings Neo-Classical Revival style is recognized as a landmark of Jacksonville history and architecture. The building was purchased to use for the museum in 1991, the local church dissolved in 1992. Today, visiting the museum is always free!

We advocate for design excellence and preserving our city’s historic assets, and this is a great example of both. ✅✅

📸 Edward Bittof

#scenicjax #scenicamerica #jaxhistory #onlyinduval #onlyinjax #architecture #adaptivereuse

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located at 101 West 1st Street in the Springfield neighborhood, overlooking Klutho Park. It's one of fifteen Karpeles museums sprinkled across the United States, all housed in repurposed old buildings, all featuring historical records, documents and cultural displays. Constructed in 1921 by the First Church of Christ Scientist, the building's Neo-Classical Revival style is recognized as a landmark of Jacksonville history and architecture. The building was purchased to use for the museum in 1991, the local church dissolved in 1992. Today, visiting the museum is always free!

We advocate for design excellence and preserving our city’s historic assets, and this is a great example of both. ✅✅

📸 Edward Bittof

#scenicjax #scenicamerica #jaxhistory #onlyinduval #onlyinjax #architecture #adaptivereuse
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