What is PlacemakingJax?

PlacemakingJax is a highly collaborative process for the people of Jacksonville (Jaxsons) to engage in the creation of pop-up activations or large-scale interventions in Downtown Jacksonville to transform underused public spaces into celebrated community places. PlacemakingJax is facilitated by Downtown Vision and funded in part by the #DTJax Gala held each February.

More on the principles of placemaking.

Where do these projects happen?

In Downtown Jacksonville. In places where the public can gather: sidewalks, alleyways, (vacant storefronts), public parks, parking lots, rooftops, streets, pool decks or the riverfront. Together we can transform spaces into vibrant places where people come together in a diverse range of ways. While temporary in nature, together we can impact permanent change.

Who creates PlacemakingJax projects?

The vision behind the program is to open doors for residents, artists and groups to be creative in addressing community needs and aspirations. PlacemakingJax projects begin with Jaxsons who have ideas for a more vibrant Downtown Jacksonville. These resident-led projects are made possible by a strong collaboration between community partners, city agencies and funders. Imagination can happen anywhere, inspired by anyone.

Placemaking Task Force

Our Placemaking Task Force will meet to provide feedback on the applications and support the placemaking process. The group has been created to ensure this is a truly citizen-led process. 

Please Note: Task Force members are not disqualified from applying, but are unable to provide feedback on their specific project application(s).

Interested in volunteering? Email Kady Yellow.

PlacemakingJax Current Projects 

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