10 principles for creating a successful Hemming Plaza

Published On: May 03 2013 04:39:07 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 19 2014 11:05:58 AM EDT

President Nixon gives a speech at Hemming Park in 1960.


In 2005, MetroJacksonville.com pointed out to the JEDC and Peyton Administration why the Main Street Pocket Park would struggle to succeed if built.

We were ignored and $800,000 later, the chickens eventually came home to roost as our warnings became reality. Now that we're destined to repeat the same mistakes with Hemming Plaza, we'd like to take a step back and examine ten principles needed for a successful urban public space, according to Project for Public Spaces.

10 Principles for Creating a Successful Hemming Plaza


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