April Community Meeting

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Heard about the S-Line but not really sure what it is?


Jamie Toraason, member of the S-Line Steering Committee
will provide details and answer questions.

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Located in the project area (connecting to the Urban Core and Eastside and Springfield neighborhoods) is the S-Line Rail Trail. The S-Line Rail Trail (aptly named because of its shape of an “S”) is an urban greenway planned along an abandoned CSX railroad ROW, in and around an area rife with known and potential environmental contamination. The development of this trail will offer the surrounding citizens a safer transportation alternative to vehicle-dominated streets as well as a linear recreation corridor. The trail concept was born from the desire and need to offer residents and adjacent neighborhoods the opportunity for safe walking and biking activities, and access to parks, schools, work, and retail. The S-Line is only partially complete (with a 1.5 mile section of the trail open) with many gaps in links and infrastructure. In close proximity to the existing S-Line Rail Trail path is the Hogans Creek Greenway (a flagship project and high priority action item identified in the Groundwork Jacksonville Feasibility Study).

The further development of the S-Line Rail Trail offers connectivity to the Emerald Necklace (the larger Jacksonville greenway vision) linking the outlying areas of Jacksonville to the Urban Core enhancing economic development to these depressed areas, spurring revitalization efforts.


Bring your favorite dish to share for a pot luck style dinner at 6:30PM. Presentation will begin at 7pm.


What better way to meet your neighbors and learn more about what's happening in our neighborhood?

WHEN
April 19, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Springfield Improvement Association and Archives Building
210 W 7th St
Jacksonville, FL 32206
United States
Google map and directions

Will you come?