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May 15, 2024

THE JAXSON | Memory lane: Downtown’s Main Street in 1952

A visual trip back in time through Downtown Jacksonville’s Main Street in 1952.…

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EverBank Stadium is seen Tuesday in Downtown Jacksonville. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
April 16, 2024

#AskJAXTDY l Will a remodeled stadium be climate-friendly?

Both the Jaguars and the city have publicly pledged to include green initiatives and resiliency efforts into their agreement to…

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January 30, 2024

OPINION | James Weldon Johnson Park redesign must be informed by Bryant Park’s success

We risk backing ourselves into another 50-year corner if we don’t learn from our past and our peers and again…

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January 16, 2024

OPINION | Changing the urban landscape in 2024

In 2024, here are four trends that could permanently change urban Jacksonville for the better.…

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Lori Boyer, CEO of Jacksonville's Downtown Investment Authority, speaks to City Council during a special meeting about the potential city investment in the redevelopment of the Laura Street Trio. | Screenshot from city of Jacksonville website
January 4, 2024

‘Half-baked’ Laura Street Trio deal sent back to Downtown Investment Authority by Council

A potential $38.5 million deal to redevelop the historic Laura Street Trio needs more work, the City Council decided Thursday. …

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority board is discussing a mixed-use development next to the Rosa Parks Skyway station. | Jacksonville Transportation Authority
December 14, 2023

Housing planned alongside Rosa Parks Transit Station in Downtown Jax

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is discussing a development combining housing, retail and a grocery store.…

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The Plaza de la Constitución is lit up during Nights of Lights in downtown St. Augustine. l St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau
November 17, 2023

Nights of Lights returns with boost for local businesses

Tens of thousands of people will travel to St. Augustine to see one of the biggest holiday light displays anywhere.…

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October 31, 2023

THE JAXSON | 5 restaurants coming to Downtown

Downtown’s culinary scene continues to grow. Here are five restaurant concepts headed to Jacksonville’s central business district.…

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The historic Federal Reserve Building at 424 N. Hogan St. in Downtown Jacksonville. | Severine Photography, via the Jacksonville Daily Record
September 28, 2023

Historic Federal Reserve Building leased Downtown

The 19,420-square-foot building at 424 N. Hogan St. is fully leased, but the tenant has not been announced.…

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A bar in St. Augustine. | News4Jax
September 26, 2023

Nightlife ordinance off the table in St. Augustine

The proposed ordinance would have required businesses to get a permit to sell alcohol between midnight and 2 a.m.…

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have proposed renovating EverBank Stadium into the "Stadium of the Future."
September 19, 2023

Mayor: ‘Everything’s on the table’ when it comes to city ownership of EverBank Stadium

Though she likes city ownership of EverBank Stadium, Mayor Donna Deegan says all options are being considered at negotiations begin.…

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A homeless person covers up from the cold in Downtown Jacksonville.
September 14, 2023

Proposed food and beverage tax sparks early debate

A proposed 1% tax on food and drinks would fund anti-homelessness programs in Jacksonville.…

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The beaches in Duval County draw thousands of tourists every year. l Ryan Ketterman
August 24, 2023

Tourism down locally after two exceptional years

The number of tourists visiting Duval County fell nearly 10% in the second quarter this year, but the news might…

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August 8, 2023

OPINION | 6 recommendations for JTA’s new LaVilla facility 

A Jacksonville Transportation Authority facility planned for LaVilla doesn’t align with the vision for Downtown. These 6 recommendations could fix…

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August 1, 2023

THE JAXSON | The story of the Downtown Southbank

Now considered part of Downtown Jacksonville, the waterfront district between the St. Johns River and I-95 has a deceptively long…

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July 18, 2023

OPINION | The Downtown jail fallacy

It’s possible to create a much more active and vibrant Downtown Jacksonville even without moving the jail.…

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July 11, 2023

OPINION | Downtown revival: Crafting a plan for city-owned properties

Here’s a look at a few key Downtown properties that, with a little vision, could serve as catalysts to boost…

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July 11, 2023

Dirt is dug as Phase I of Jacksonville’s new Downtown park finally begins

Some Downtown streets are closed for at least the rest of the year during the transformation of the lawn in the…

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Or those of us who live at the shoreline (ghost forest), 2021 Digital video, silent 00:03:18, Courtesy of the artist
March 9, 2023

ARTS PICKS | March 10-12

Two Downtown Jacksonville events and an immersive art exhibit in St. Augustine are this weekend’s Arts Picks.…

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The Union Terminal Warehouse is a 330,000 square foot former grocery warehouse on Jacksonville's Eastside that is being converted into a residential, retail and commercial space that is being renovated by Atlanta-based Columbia Ventures. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today.
March 1, 2023

How the Union Terminal Warehouse connects with the Eastside community

The developer remaking the warehouse on Jacksonville’s Eastside has worked with residents to integrate the project into the community.…

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External general view of the NFL football Jacksonville Jaguars' stadium, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
February 8, 2023

Florida Black Expo returns to Jax Thursday 

The Florida Black Expo returns to Jacksonville on Thursday, February 9, 2023.…

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January 31, 2023

OPINION | Jax’s Godzilla strategy of urban development

Demolishing existing buildings in hopes that flashy new ones will replace them doesn’t work. It’s time to change gears.…

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January 24, 2023

OPINION | Changing the urban landscape in 2023

2023 could be a year of big change for Jacksonville’s urban core. Here’s a look at five trends to watch…

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More than 160 organizations, businesses, politicians, youth groups and stuend organizations participated in the 42nd Martin Luther King Holiday Grand Parade took place along Water Street on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
January 16, 2023

PHOTO ESSAY | Jacksonville’s 42nd Annual MLK Holiday Grand Parade

Hundreds marched in the 42nd annual MLK Holiday Grand Parade on Monday morning in Jacksonville.…