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The Jaxson

The old house at 2000 Forbes Street in Riverside’s Five Points district is undergoing a transformation.

The Jaxson Presents Forgotten Spaces: Places Reimagined. Tuesday 10.23 6-8 pm at WJCT
Abby Weiss

This month, WJCT hosts the first-ever live event as part of our partnership with Modern Cities: The Jaxson.

Forgotten Spaces: Places Reimagined is on October 23 at WJCT Studios. 

Modern Cities

Prominent African-American architects and Northwest side cemeteries are just a couple of areas of significance Jacksonville’s planning department may recommend for national historic designations.

View of Acosta and Fuller Warren bridges from a downtown skyscraper.
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Jacksonville next month commemorates the 50th anniversary of its consolidated government.

Combining the city with Duval County was a way to deal with a host of problems it was having in the late 1960s.

As Bill Delaney tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, other Florida cities took different approaches to the same problems, and they have fared worse in the long run.

Fred Cotten's BBQ Moving To Springfield's 4th & Main

Sep 18, 2018
The Jaxson

Located at 2623 North Main Street, the original Fred Cotten’s opened its doors in 1946, according to our partner, The Jaxson.

Downtown Investment Authority via The Jaxson

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 refer to? Here are some definitions.

St. Louis skyline
W.G Dayton via Flickr

As we talk about redeveloping Jacksonville’s downtown, we can learn from the revitalization journey of another large city: St. Louis.

bridge in the park overgrown with plants
The Jaxson

Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted said every city should have a large park for "unbending of the faculties." 

Wednesday’s First Coast Connect featured guest host Charlene Shirk.

We discussed the latest news regarding using civil citations instead of arresting children in Jacksonville with Juvenile Director of the 4th Judicial District State Attorney’s Office Laura Lambert and Youth Crisis Center President and CEO Kim Sirdevan (01:01).    

Modern Cities and WJCT announce the launch of The Jaxson, a new multi-media project dedicated to urbanism and culture. 

The Jaxson: JTA Skyway Plan Needs Some Tweaks

Mar 11, 2018
artist rendering of vehicle/pedestrian bridge
Modern Cities

As we’ve known for a while, JTA is planning to expand its Skyway monorail service farther into some neighborhoods adjacent to downtown Jacksonville, with a proposal calling for automated, driverless vehicles.