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Following in Glenwood Park's Footsteps

Metro Atlanta deserves its bad rap for out of control sprawl, but every now and then our smarter developments receive attention that lets the rest of the world know we’re not solely a mass of cookie cutter subdivisions and Walmarts. Metro Jacksonville is helping spread the good word with its current feature on Glenwood Park, and for that we're thankful. It’s hard to believe it’s been over a decade since brainstorming began on the less-than-ideal site. Factoid: Novare was the original developer, and their planning vision included a boatload of office, retail, and apartments. Needless to say, the 2001 recession was too much for such a large scale scheme, and their sale of the property to Green Street Properties left us with the low key neighborhood vibe that we know and love. Some things were just meant to be. [Metro Jacksonville]