LISC kicks off Building EPIC Communities program in Jacksonville

A packed house heard the plan at Everbank Field Thursday evening for the kickoff of Building EPIC Communities, a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization program. Jacksonville LISC, with the help of Operation Hope, and the Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation, has spent the last year doing one-on-one interviews with neighborhood residents and group meetings to determine what residents want to see in their communities. Each community has come up with a quality of life plan for their area.

Building EPIC Communities to boost Historic Eastside/Springfield and Northwest Jacksonville communities

11 Jan 2013 - Mike Lyons, First Coast News

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A community redevelopment plan has been unveiled for the Historic Eastside/Springfield and Northwest Jacksonville neighborhoods that has the residents fingerprints all over it.

A packed house heard the plan at Everbank Field Thursday evening for the kickoff of Building EPIC Communities.

Watch FCN Building EPIC Communities video

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, with the help of Operation Hope, and the Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation, has spent the last year doing one-on-one interviews with neighborhood residents and group meetings to determine what residents want to see in their communities.

Each community has come up with a quality of life plan for their area.

The goal is for better neighborhoods and housing, more businesses and jobs, good schools, grocery stores and safe streets.

LISC will invest $20 million into these areas to bring improvements and bring more private investment.

Not all of it costs money. Continued[+]...

> Watch the video and read the full article on First Coast News.

> Visit the Jacksonville LISC website.

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