The Jaxson

Stories from The Jaxson, which is produced in association with WJCT. The Jaxson continues Modern Cities' focus on development trends, but on a hyperlocal level.
  • Recalling Downtown’s Greek Railroad Row
    on August 21, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Today, the site of the recently completed Lofts at LaVilla represents a rebirth of a desolate area of Downtown Jacksonville. Nearby, construction crews are in the process of removing remnants of long […]

  • Hyatt Place plans show power of public persuasion
    on August 20, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Plans for a 9-story Hyatt Place hotel were recently submitted to the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB). Plans for the 128-room hotel include a first floor restaurant and bar, a second floor […]

  • Mini Arts District Proposed for Downtown
    on August 17, 2018 at 4:00 am

    A Northbank site originally considered the front runner for JEA's proposed administrative headquarters is now being targeted for the development of a mini arts district. - In […]

  • Details for TEDxJacksonville 2018 released
    on August 16, 2018 at 4:00 am

    TEDxJacksonville has announced its on-stage lineup of speakers and musical performers for the 2018 conference, “Exchange: Conversations for the Curious,” on Saturday, October 20, at The […]

  • Jacksonville's Notorious Con Artist: Charles Ponzi
    on August 15, 2018 at 4:00 am

    A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to its investors from their own money or the money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from profit earned by the individual […]

  • Florida Southern College: An Architectural Masterpiece
    on August 14, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Ranked in the past by Princeton Review as the most beautiful college campus in the country, Florida Southern College (FSC) is home to the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright […]

  • Tampa’s Armature Works: A Lesson for the Landing?
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    While Jacksonville struggles in its efforts to remake the Jacksonville Landing into a venue people want to go to, an old, long-abandoned warehouse in a neighborhood similar to Springfield, has been […]

  • The Deep South's original big city: Charleston
    on August 10, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Modern Cities takes a look at a city that has built an economy out of the preservation of history. - Prior to the Civil War and largely built on the back of slavery, Charleston was one of […]

  • The Urban Core And Downtown: Some Definitions
    on August 9, 2018 at 7:00 am

    As interest in Jacksonville's historic inner neighborhoods grows, terms like Urban Core, Downtown and even Downtown Core are becoming common parts of local parlance. But what exactly do these terms […]

  • A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
    on August 8, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Jacksonville has changed in several ways over the last forty years. Today, we go back in time and take a look at the streets of downtown and surrounding neighborhoods during the early 1970s. - […]