The Jaxson's top 30 articles of 2019
The Jaxson covered a lot of ground in 2019. Take a look at our top 30 stories by number of views.
30. Abandoned: Yellow Water Nuclear Weapons Storage Area (November 11, 2019)
Abandoned Florida takes a look inside of former Cecil Field Naval Air Station’s forgotten Yellow Water Weapons Storage Area.
29. Off The Beaten Path: Mayport Village (January 4, 2019)
Considered a fisherman’s dream, Mayport Village is an authentic old Florida working waterfront located on the St. Johns River two miles east of the Atlantic Ocean.
28. Deciphering JEA’s Search: What’s Best For Downtown? (February 3, 2019)
Here are the finalist sites considered for JEA’s new corporate headquarters. Although many believed the fix was in for a move to TIAA Bank Field, we put the politics and the unreleased financial details of each proposal and development group aside and looked at how each site could either help or hurt the continued revitalization of Downtown Jacksonville by using good old fashioned urban planning sense.
27. The Line: Jacksonville’s Notorious Red Light District (April 15, 2019)
The rise and fall of Florida’s largest early 20th century red light district: The Line.
26. 10 Closed Florida Malls You Once Shopped At (October 11, 2019)
During the 20 years following the creation of the country’s first enclosed regional mall in 1956, so many were built in Florida that they started to cannibalize each other. Here’s a walk down memory lane at ten once popular enclosed malls around the state that don’t exist anymore.
25. Adaptive Reuse: An Artist’s Vision For The Landing (April 19, 2019)
What could be accomplished with the Jacksonville Landing if the city left the door open for reusing the structure before demolishing it outright? This artist’s rendering shows one innovative idea for the space that focuses on adaptive reuse and selective demolition while still providing riverfront greenspace.
24. 10 Attractions Downtown Jacksonville Should Have (August 19, 2019)
Downtown Jacksonville is loaded with potential, and there are plenty of opportunities for new attractions that make the most of our unique culture and history. From fresh seafood markets to a Southern rock museum, here are 10 ideas for attractions that could and should open in Downtown Jax.
23. Exposing History: The Lost Significance of San Jose (April 26, 2019)
What is now recognized as the neighborhood of San Jose, 4.5 miles south of Jacksonville, was originally envisioned to be a grand master-planned development.
22. Seven Decisions That Killed Downtown (May 22, 2019)
During the late 20th century, changes in the nation’s business policies and practices dramatically impacted our central business districts. Some, like Charlotte and Houston, came out as winners. Others like New Orleans and Jacksonville were dealt blows they’re still working hard to overcome today. Ever wonder why Downtown Jacksonville has too much office space on its hands? Believe it or not, it has nothing to do with local leadership or the popularity of our rapidly growing suburbs.
21. Eight Major Development Projects Headed For Brooklyn (November 4, 2019)
Two years from now, the Brooklyn you see today will not exist anymore. Here is a look at eight projects that will bring life back to vacant properties and places where surface parking lots currently exist.