Laura Street

sidewalk and building on Hogan Street
Modern Cities

A city proposal would put a protected bike lane along Hogan and Laura streets in downtown Jacksonville.

Kelsi Hasden with The Jaxson told WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo how that could spur development in that area. That’s this week’s Business Brief.

Drones Used To Inspect Laura Street Trio

Nov 5, 2015

Drones took to the sky Thursday to help perform inspections on the historic Barnett and Laura Street Trio buildings downtown.

The data collected will help contractors with renovations and construction as new looks and uses for the sites are moving forward after years of talks about changes.

To keep their workers safe, Danis, a design and construction company, is using a drone for the building inspections.

We discuss the week's top news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; Larry Hannan, Florida Times-Union reporter; Matt Shaw, Folio Weekly editor; and WJCT analyst John Burr.

Topics this week include proposed legislation that would allow people with concealed weapons permits to bring their firearms on college campuses, how Duval County Schools fared in the first round of the Florida Standards Assessment tests, and more.


Laura Street sidewalk
R-A-M Professional Group

Downtown Jacksonville’s Laura Street has been named one of the country’s 15 Great Places made better by city planners.

The vibrant street that touches the Landing, City Hall and the Main Public Library got a pedestrian-friendly makeover a few years back.


Bob Self/Florida Times-Union

The once gray storefront of Chamblin's Uptown bookstore in downtown is getting a splash of color thanks to local artist Shaun Thurston - a process captured in this article by the Florida Times-Union.