It’s been an eventful decade for Jacksonville.
The city experienced growth both in its population and in the form of dozens of major development projects. It moved closer to achieving the long-awaited revitalization of downtown and toward forming a city-wide identity.
The Coastal began publishing in December 2015, so we were around for just under half of the decade. But to honor the 2010s in Jax, we put together our collection of what we believe to be the biggest stories in Jacksonville from the past decade.
Check out our list below and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the decade’s most important events.
After much discussion of new development in downtown Jax following the turn of the century, the ‘10s was the decade when some of these projects finally got underway.
The past decade saw a few major downtown development projects completed, many of which made use of existing historic buildings. The Jessie Ball duPont Center, Cowford Chophouse, and The Barnett Tower are just a few examples of adaptive reuse projects that wrapped up during this decade.
As far as new construction goes, LaVilla received a few new affordable-living apartment complexes, Brooklyn added apartments and a Fresh Market-anchored shopping center, and the sports district added the new Daily’s Place amphitheater.
The city will look to capitalize on this newly-created momentum as it heads into the ‘20s.