Brentwood is a historic urban community with a dense collection of architecturally significant residential structures. The neighborhood of Brentwood is bounded by I-95 (West), CSX railroad tracks (North), Main Street (East) and MLK Parkway (South).
Metro North Community Development Corporation is a recognized community leader by a multitude of reputable and influential community organizations and residents. The organization has developed strong community support over the last seven years that has resulted in a high percentage of residents and businesses participating in the development of the neighborhood and town center plans. These plans have been accepted and incorporated into the city and county’s planning processes. Metro North received a 98% approval by the City for the allocation of funds to support redevelopment of Brentwood. In addition, the Brentwood Redevelopment Group selected Metro North to lead the Town Center redevelopment project. Duval County Public Schools recognized Metro North’s leadership strengths. Metro North has been an influential voice during the transition and planning process for the area’s new public school and the new Youth Education Town (“YET”) Center sponsored by the NFL and the Boys and Girls Club. Other key partnerships and links within the community include Metro North’s strong association with LISC, (“Local Initiatives Support Corporation”). LISC contributed $100,000 in grants to Metro North for the development of affordable housing initiatives. LISC’s contribution further enforces Metro North’s strengeths within the community.
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Metro North CDC, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of Jacksonville’s Northside communities. Metro North offers restored and newly-constructed homes to families of low to moderate income. This is made possible through a number of community partnerships, enabling us to minimize construction costs and establishing a sense of community purpose and pride.