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Miramar residents unhappy with local estate used for short-term rentals

Miramar residents unhappy with local estate used for short-term rentals

The riverfront Mediterranean estate on the St. Johns River gets raves reviews from visitors. The four-bedroom gated estate has a dock, swimming pool and summer kitchen. It sounds like a great, though pricey ($650 a…

Jacksonville University partners in research with The District

Jacksonville University partners in research with The District

The District—Life Well Lived Jacksonville will begin closing procedures on 30 acres of Southbank riverfront property with the Jacksonville Energy Authority in late 2017 and break ground in early 2018, according to a release announcing…

Tempers rise alongside water in San Jose Forest

Tempers rise alongside water in San Jose Forest

There is deepening anguish brewing with several of the residents of San Jose Forest, the once tranquil neighborhood near Christopher Creek and Nathan Krestul Park. A few months ago, they had a forest that buffered…

Public awareness, grassroots involvement push waterways use forward

Public awareness, grassroots involvement push waterways use forward

New initiatives to market Jacksonville’s “liquid assets” – including its offshore resources and a proposal to link the beaches and downtown with trails – were among the highlights of the Waterways/Waterfront Activation meeting hosted by…

Historic District improvements part of proposed budget

Historic District improvements part of proposed budget

Tucked inside Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s 2017-2018 budget of nearly $2.5 billion are funds proposed for 12 capital improvement projects which will advance economic development and improve quality of life in the urban core, which…

Disappointing attendance at Brooklyn Road Diet public workshop

Disappointing attendance at Brooklyn Road Diet public workshop

A little over a dozen people, most of whom were members of the media, the consulting group or City Hall, attended the second public workshop on the proposed Brooklyn Road Diet. “More than a year…

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…

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…

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…

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…

National Historic Register status helps put downtown Jacksonville on map

National Historic Register status helps put downtown Jacksonville on map

Another “district” was added last year to downtown Jacksonville’s growing list of named places. Joining the Spark District, the Cathedral District and the Sports District is the Downtown Jacksonville Historic District. Approved May 2, 2016…

RiverVUE unveiled during groundbreaking ceremony

RiverVUE unveiled during groundbreaking ceremony

A groundbreaking and name reveal ceremony was held July 12 by Chance Partners for its property at the former Commander Apartments and St. Johns Village on St. Johns Avenue. The apartment development’s new name, RiverVUE,…

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