Neighborhood News

Riverside-based nonprofit to move downtown

The North Florida Land Trust, currently headquartered in a 101-year-old house on Gilmore Street, was given approval by the Downtown Investment Authority to make the historic Brewster Hospital on West Monroe Street its new headquarters. The land conservation nonprofit has run out of space in its 1,224-square-foot converted house in Riverside and seeks to lease […]

JTA cancels Riverside/Avondale Night Trolley

A year ago, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s board of directors agreed to give the Riverside Avondale Weekend Night Trolley a six-month extension, beginning Sept. 1, 2016. Eleven months later, the JTA has finally pulled the plug on the service which ran on the first Friday and Saturday of the month from 6 p.m. to 2 […]

Million dollar Lakeside bridge replacement out for bid

Million dollar Lakeside bridge replacement out for bid

Nearly two years ago, The Resident reported the bridge over an Ortega River inlet behind the Roosevelt Square Mall would be replaced beginning in early 2016. The cost at that time was estimated to be $700,000, an appropriation approved by City Council in May 2015. During the design process, the Public Works Department discovered the […]

Spark District loses One Spark festival to Sports District

The fifth annual One Spark Innovation Festival will be held at a new venue and during a new season this year. Traditionally a Downtown Jacksonville event held in the spring in what was named the Spark District, this year the festival will be held Oct. 6-7 at the U.S. Assure Club West at EverBank Field. […]

City settlement over tree mitigation resolves issue, promotes beautification

City settlement over tree mitigation resolves issue, promotes beautification

In the welcome shade of the Treaty Oak on the Southbank, representatives of civic groups came together July 27 to celebrate the future of trees in Jacksonville and the July 25 resolution of a lawsuit against the city over the use of tree mitigation funds. The suit filed in 2015 by the Public Trust Environmental […]

Major hurdle cleared, The District moves forward with development

Major hurdle cleared, The District moves forward with development

Construction on The District – A Life Well Lived is expected to begin after the first of the year and by then some of the brands planned for the long-awaited 30-acre development on San Marco’s riverfront might be known. The District cleared a major hurdle in June when state regulators issued an environmental “clean bill […]

Final beams placed on new Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center

Final beams placed on new Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ironworkers and other construction employees of Perry-McCall Construction and DPR Construction were saluted by top officials at Baptist Health during the July 12 topping out ceremony for the new Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. Both Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health, and John Wilbanks, executive vice president and COO of Baptist Health, spoke […]

FDOT hears concerns about proposed Overland Bridge landscaping

FDOT hears concerns about proposed Overland Bridge landscaping

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) hosted an open house July 13 to gather feedback from the community for proposed landscaping of the Overland Bridge project. Conceptual landscape plans, including a proposed list of trees and shrubs, were available for review. Dave Crawley, principal landscape architect and group manager at AECOM, was on hand to […]