10. Urban construction update - Spring 2023

A brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville.

9. Jacksonville’s signature foods

Jacksonville’s unique history has given the city a richly varied – if often slept-on – food scene. From Gullah Geechee specialties like garlic crabs to a homegrown style of barbecue to the ubiquitous camel rider sandwich, the area is brimming with delicious, distinctive and authentic cuisine. Here’s a look at nine signature foods of Jacksonville and the First Coast.

8. Iguana requests changes to proposed Shipyards project

Plans for the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences near TIAA Bank Field are on their way to be modified. Iguana Investments Florida LLC seeks a Request for Modification to Final Approval of Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) Application 2021-013 for the Shipyards Mixed-Use Development. Take a look and let us know what you think!

7. Jacksonville in 1930

Ever wonder what neighborhood commercial strips were originally set up to be walkable? Look no further than this map by George W. Simons, Jr. It presents an interesting look at zoning in Jacksonville during the Great Depression.

6. The Mysterious Betz Sphere of Fort George Island

In 1974, the Betz family of Jacksonville found a metal orb in the woods of Fort George Island. Over the years, the enigmatic “Betz sphere” has generated speculation about what it is and where it came from - and now has inspired its own podcast dedicated to untangling the mystery.