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Riverplace ‘road diet’ gains final approval

Riverplace ‘road diet’ gains final approval

As you travel north on Hendricks Avenue and reach the intersection of Prudential Drive, you will soon be greeted by what appears to be a new neighborhood. A large new sign will proclaim “Southbank.” From…

Proposed Southbank residential tower access design opposed by neighboring businesses

Proposed Southbank residential tower access design opposed by neighboring businesses

All things considered, the road from initial presentation to development approval for a new 13-story apartment tower on a “challenging” site on the Southbank has not been a long one – until now. Beginning in…

Smaller living quarters require more offsite storage opportunities

Smaller living quarters require more offsite storage opportunities

With all the new residential development coming to San Marco, is it any wonder that self-storage would follow? And now not one, but two companies have plans to put in self-storage on Kings Avenue. Liberty…

Custom home builder to try hand at first multi-home development

Custom home builder to try hand at first multi-home development

Adam Merrill has high hopes for his first property development project. Although Merrill, the president of John Merrill Homes, builds on average six custom homes per year in residential infill, Green Hills in Riverside will…

DDRB approves Vista Brooklyn on Riverside

DDRB approves Vista Brooklyn on Riverside

A mixed-use development proposed for 200 Riverside Ave. has received final approval from the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) with three deviations. Vista Brooklyn, as it is called, will be developed by HP-BDG 200 Riverside…

Park Street ‘pool’ prevented with new drains

Park Street ‘pool’ prevented with new drains

Residents on a one-block stretch of Park Street are relieved that a longtime, serious drainage problem has been finally corrected. For years, downpours have created puddles large enough to slow traffic to a crawl. The…

Neighbors spearhead Largo Well Park makeover

Neighbors spearhead Largo Well Park makeover

San Marco’s 92-year-old Largo Well Park, home to many a neighborhood Easter egg hunt and other informal community gatherings over the years, is in dire need of a makeover. Plants in the park are overgrown…

San Marco residents preview Jackson Square plans

San Marco residents preview Jackson Square plans

Parking, security, and the density of the as-yet unplanned second phase of a new Jackson Square development were a few of the concerns posed by San Marco residents during a town hall meeting May 22…

Developer appeals Historic Preservation Commission ruling

Developer appeals Historic Preservation Commission ruling

Builder/remodeler John Wells, owner of Classic American Building and Remodeling, Inc. is appealing a March 22 decision by the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission to save a house at 1423 Rensselaer Ave. in Avondale from demolition.…

New playground coming for Murray Hill children

New playground coming for Murray Hill children

Thanks to the efforts of a few Murray Hill residents who petitioned District 14 Councilman Jim Love for “equal time” when it comes to playgrounds, parents with young children will now have a safe, close…

Former Riverside grammar school sold for taxes again

Former Riverside grammar school sold for taxes again

Once again, the Annie Lytle Elementary School on Gilmore and Chelsea Streets has been acquired in a tax certificate auction. The building was purchased for $106,800 in back taxes, according to the Duval County Clerk…

Handling of JSYO business leaves donors, students puzzled

Handling of JSYO business leaves donors, students puzzled

For more than two decades, Scott Gregg, 51, has lifted the baton for thousands of young musicians – 2,250 to be exact – as principal conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Despite accolades from…

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