Downtown

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

There’s been bad blood over the last few years between the owners of some food trucks and brick and mortar restaurants downtown over how the trucks should be regulated.


Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Updated 11/2/2017 at 10:15 a.m.

The Downtown Investment Authority is recommending the city spend more than $3 million on downtown apartments in the LaVilla area.

The 5 & Dime Theatre Company

One of Jacksonville’s newest theater companies, the 5 & Dime, is expanding its offerings with a kids’ summer theater camp in downtown Jacksonville.

Matthew Farina / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Public Library unveiled a piece of art Wednesday from Harlem Renaissance sculptor and Jacksonville native Augusta Savage.

Michel Curi

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Arts a $30,000 grant.

Veronica Hall / WJCT

The war between brick and mortar restaurants and food trucks in Jacksonville continues as a committee met at City Hall Wednesday to debate the current legislation that regulates food trucks. Chriss Brown of Jax Truckies offered a pro-food truck standpoint Thursday on First Coast Connect.

Presidium Group

Updated: 6:25 p.m.

A Texas-based real estate developer Presidium Group wants to build a fine art museum, aquarium and a 1,000-foot observation deck on Jacksonville’s vacant Shipyards and Metropolitan Park property. It’s one of three development proposals submitted to the city.


Jeff Wright / Flickr

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Jackson Short is trying to calm fears of downtown safety following two double shootings near the Jacksonville Landing.

 State of Downtown

The latest "State of Downtown" report from Downtown Vision, Inc. details how Jacksonville's city center has fared over the last year.

The last 18 months have seen new development projects, retail recruitment, changing demographics, and more in the urban core.

Downtown Vision, Inc. executive director Jake Gordon joins us to discuss the report and what the future could look like for downtown Jacksonville.

SAPHARA HARRELL / WJCT NEWS

Funding for Jacksonville’s Hemming Park is up in the air.

The Jacksonville City Council approved $100,000 on Tuesday to park operators Friends of Hemming Park to cover operation costs through the next couple months.

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