Neighborhood News

Millers Creek dredging project clears first hurdle

The Millers Creek Special Tax District came one step closer, during its meeting May 15 at the Havana Jax Café in St. Nicholas, to hiring an engineering firm to do the work of its dredging project. With only one firm responding to its Request for Proposal by the April 21 deadline, the board voted unanimously […]

Residents discuss Mitchell Avenue traffic calming proposal at Town Meeting

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction,” is the way Matthew Carlucci of San Marco summed up the dilemma facing San Marco residents, who were presented a proposal to change the traffic pattern at the intersection of Hendricks and Mitchell Avenues. At a town meeting hosted by City Council President Lori Boyer […]

Billboard buster Brinton honored, recognized by hundreds

Billboard buster Brinton honored, recognized by hundreds

A champion for libraries and a warrior against billboards for more than 30 years, Avondale resident and Rogers Towers shareholder and attorney William Brinton was honored by more than 300 friends, family and colleagues at a luncheon May 17 at the Main Library downtown. During the event, Sam Mousa, City of Jacksonville Chief Administrative Officer, […]

Restaurateurs use rooftop, increase options in Riverside

Restaurateurs use rooftop, increase options in Riverside

Whether it’s a sidewalk café or a rooftop bar, Jacksonville restaurant patrons love open-air dining. In 5 Points, residents have long enjoyed sipping and supping outdoors at Mossfire Grill’s intimate four-table rooftop dining or the sunset-laden rooftop bar at the Black Sheep. Just in the past year and a half, diners have added to their […]

Local museum hosts CMT film crew

Local museum hosts CMT film crew

A local, somewhat unknown museum was the setting for portions of a CMT (Country Music Television) documentary on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band, which has its roots in Riverside. The G. Howard Bryan Museum of Southern History, located at 4304 Herschel St., was host to a crew March 17, who were on site to film a […]

Baker Point Park erosion resolved

Baker Point Park erosion resolved

Nearly four months after reporting an issue with erosion along the bulkhead at Baker Point Park on San Juan Avenue, the City of Jacksonville Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is closing the books on the repair. Back in June 2015, the City replaced 4.4 miles of seawall, including the portion along the Ortega River […]

‘Wall-to-wall’ development planned for Florida Baptist Convention property

‘Wall-to-wall’ development planned for Florida Baptist Convention property

Another large residential multi-use development has been approved for San Marco. During a meeting April 25, the Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved rezoning for the former Florida Baptist Convention property at the corner of Hendricks Avenue and Nira Street, opening the way for more residential apartments and retail space in the South Jacksonville area. Prior […]

Riverkeeper files legal challenge of St. Johns dredging project

By filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, a nonprofit, citizen-supported organization, is determined do all it can to protect the river that flows through the heart of Jacksonville from irrevocable damage due to a proposed dredging project by JAXPORT. On April 7, the Riverkeeper filed a Complaint […]