The Jaxson

watermelons, oranges, etc.
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About a year and a half ago, business owners in the area west of Downtown Jacksonville came together to rebrand their neighborhood as the Rail Yard District.

The Jaxson’s Ennis Davis and I visited one of the longest-running of those businesses, the Jacksonville Farmers Market, so we could learn how the Rail Yard District Business Council defines success.

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Getting There In Jacksonville was WJCT’s second ever Jaxson event, cohosted with Modern Cities. The transportation panel discussion was last Thursday here at our studios.

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Codega Hospitality Group is opening Taqueria 5 (pronounced “Cinco”) at 809 Lomax Street, in a storefront that formerly housed a MetroPCS store. Codega Hospitality is a new entity featuring longtime pioneers within Jacksonville’s food scene.

The Jaxson: How Streetcars Shaped Jacksonville's Urban Core

Dec 27, 2018
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Ennis Davis tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo about the street cars that built the city's urban core in The Jaxson on WJCT.  

The shape of Jacksonville’s urban core is largely thanks to a transportation system that no longer exists.  By 1898, Jacksonville had 12 miles of streetcar lines in operation. 

The Jaxson: Brooklyn ‘Road Diet’ Plan Includes 2-Way Protected Bike Lane

Dec 19, 2018
protected bike lane between sidewalk and street
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Jacksonville’s first urban, two-way cycle track is coming to the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Dan Herbin tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo what that means in this edition of The Jaxson on WJCT.

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Tuesday evening WJCT hosted a live event for readers of The Jaxson, which is a web and radio partnership between WJCT and Modern Cities.  

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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
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If you missed the chance to get tickets for tonight's live event, watch it here or on WJCT's Facebook Page starting at 6:30 p.m.

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. 

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

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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
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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
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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).    

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