Environmentalists concerned about Northwest Jax development; Jax Area Legal Aid; Explore Jax Core; Daytona 500

The Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved a development in rural Northwest Jacksonville that’s promising to bring as many as 3,000 housing units, commercial opportunities and recreation.

The nearly 1,500-acre parcel between Acree, Plummer and Old Kings roads is surrounded by conservation areas and a mitigation bank.

Local developer Corner Lot owns the property. The agreement with the city requires developers to preserve wetlands, but environmental activists say the area should be protected.

Guests:

  • Hanna Holthaus, Florida Times-Union reporter.
  • Alexandria Mansfield, Florida Times-Union reporter.

Jax Area Legal Aid

Having clear title to one’s home is often crucial to saving it, whether the threat is from potential foreclosure or a natural disaster. That’s because without a clear title, the homeowner can’t negotiate with lenders or access federal aid, including disaster relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or housing assistance through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid helps families avoid a potential foreclosure and access federal aid after a loved one passes away by helping them clear title through probate. Many people with lower incomes don’t realize they need this help.

Guest: Carol Miller, attorney with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

Explore Jax Core

It’s Black History Month, and you can learn more about Jacksonville’s rich Black heritage by taking a tour through the Urban Core on a six-person low speed electric vehicle with Explore Jax Core.

Guest: Yolanda Copeland, founder and CEO of Explore Jax Core.

The Great American Race

Thousands of fans watched as the 75th NASCAR season kicked off at the Daytona 500 over the weekend.

Guest: Josh Torres, WJCT News sports analyst.

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