A more than year-long investigation by WOKV News has uncovered the city of Jacksonville owns $125 million in vacant real estate that could be put toward a better use, but the timeline for freeing up your tax dollars is still uncertain.
The first step is done, but with the majority of the work on Jacksonville’s property rolls still to be completed, we’ve learned there’s no set timeline for change.
As part of my investigation in to city owned vacant land and buildings, I took a tour inside two of the most highly valued properties in Downtown Jacksonville- the old County Courthouse and the Snyder Memorial Building.
With the City of Jacksonville’s large portfolio of vacant land and buildings, it can be difficult to maintain everything at a reasonable cost.
One of the city’s main concerns about beginning to sell off the vacant land is getting the best value.
When WOKV first investigated how your tax dollars are tied up in vacant city-owned buildings, we uncovered more than 30 flags had been left behind in the old county courthouse.
It’s a complicated process, so the city is not phased by the fact that the Request for Proposal looking for a company to take an inventory of city-owned land and buildings has not yet hit the street.
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They’re two opposing views that show the battle ahead despite a final vote next week. It’s been a seven month journey since I first asked just how many of your tax dollars were tied in city-owned vacant land,
By a unanimous vote, Jacksonville’s City Council has approved a measure to find out how many of your tax dollars are tied in city-owned property.
After weeks of delays, the City of Jacksonville is finally ready to release its plan on inventorying and assessing all city-owned real estate.
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More than one year since I first started asking the City of Jacksonville how much vacant land it owns, I’m finally getting answers.