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Downtown Dwellers encourages residents to ‘take ownership’ of Riverwalks

Downtown Dwellers encourages residents to ‘take ownership’ of Riverwalks

Downtown resident Sandra Fradd is on a mission to get people thinking of the Riverwalks as a neighborhood. In a new initiative, she’s urging residents of the five towers – Berkman Plaza and Churchwell Lofts on the Northbank and the Strand, the Peninsula and San Marco Place on the Southbank – to start walking. Fradd, […]

Avondale residents band together in wake of Irma

Even before Hurricane Irma made her presence known in Jacksonville, The ILRC (Independent Living Resource Center) under the direction Executive Director Tyler Morris was putting evacuation plans into place for its clients. On Sept. 9, The ILRC had staff and Disability Ambassadors in special needs shelters to offer extra support for disability sensitivity throughout the […]

Local men heed the call, rescue neighbors

Local men heed the call, rescue neighbors

Alex Sawyer’s mother, Duncan, called him at 6 a.m. on Sept. 12 to let him know she and his dad, Tom, had survived Hurricane Irma, but the flood waters were rising at their home on Yacht Club Road. Alex, who lives on higher ground around the corner on Pirates Cove Road, decided to drive his […]

‘Hurricane Hero’ brings winds of change

Already considered a hometown heroine for her commitment to the community, Riverside resident Hope McMath has become a Hurricane Hero as well, coming to the aid of Hurricane Irma victims in some of Jacksonville’s most poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Through Facebook, McMath marshalled a massive team of caring people, including Angie Nixon, Dennis Hamilton, Rev. Reginald Gundy […]

Downtown Vision Inc. releases State of Downtown report

Downtown Vision Inc. releases State of Downtown report

Shortly before Irma – the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina in 2005 and the first major hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Wilma in 2005 – unleashed its force on Jacksonville, Downtown Vision, Inc. released its State of Downtown Report with optimistic highlights. Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) is […]

One Brooklyn project indefinitely stalled, another underway

First approved by the Downtown Develop-ment Review Board (DDRB) in early 2016, momentum for the GATE gas station and convenience store project on Park Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood briefly stalled when an appeal, via opposition letter, sought to place development on hold due to potentially problematic deviations, according to a public report. The appeal […]

Flood recovery help for historic structures

Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) encourages property owners in the Riverside Avondale area to reach out to RAP with any questions on flood recovery for historic structures, or options to protect historic structures in the future. Many historic properties were built in ways that often protect from the worst flooding impacts, with walls made of plaster […]

The Way We Were: Rogers Baldwin “Tiger” Holmes

The Way We Were: Rogers Baldwin “Tiger” Holmes

  When your list of accomplishments include World War II fighter pilot, big game hunter, helicopter pilot, successful entrepreneur, world champion athlete, friend to United States presidents, husband, father of five, grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of seven plus two more on the way, there doesn’t seem to be much else left to do. Except […]