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Murray Hill mural project blooming

Murray Hill mural project blooming

The Murray Hill Mural Project continues to grow, in some cases figuratively. The latest design, on the northwest face of a building on the Florida Christian Apartments campus, features a modern take on flora. “I…

Southbank apartment complex construction right on track

Southbank apartment complex construction right on track

Except for a “couple of weeks” delay due to Hurricane Matthew, construction on Alliance Residential’s Broadstone River House $26.6 million Southbank housing complex has been progressing pretty much according to plan. “Things have been going…

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center construction on schedule

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center construction on schedule

Steel fabrication continues on a new addition to the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer, with the frame of the nine-story structure expected to be finished within the next three to four months. When the addition is…

San Marco hotel purchased by Virginia based firm

San Marco hotel purchased by Virginia based firm

A familiar Southbank landlord is the new owner of the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites at 1201 Kings Ave. in San Marco. In early March, Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners LLC, a commercial real estate investment…

No go for East San Marco

No go  for East San Marco

East San Marco, the long-awaited multi-use development on the corner of Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard, is not coming to San Marco anytime soon. According to Jacksonville Council President Lori Boyer, who represents District 5,…

French Pantry developer takes first step toward new Murray Hill business

French Pantry developer takes first step toward new Murray Hill business

John Valentino, IV, owner of Pie High Real Estate Holdings, LLC – which includes Mellow Mushroom, Burrito Gallery and French Pantry restaurants across Jacksonville – received the green light with no conditions from the Planning…

5 Points Wendy’s signage almost ‘cut down to size’

5 Points Wendy’s signage almost ‘cut down to size’

Although the fast-food restaurant may be a 5 Points institution, due to the fact it has been in the neighborhood for 43 years, residents, city organizations, and members of Riverside Avondale Preservation are less than…

Real estate market moving, heating up

Real estate market moving, heating up

Although there may be some debate among real estate brokers as to whether the temperature of the housing market in the historic districts is “hot,” “super hot,” or merely “warming,” one thing is for certain:…

Aging in Place

Aging in Place

 If Kris Barnes of Granada has her way, the well-used statement ‘It takes a village’ will apply to seniors and not just to the concept of raising children. Barnes and nine friends who hail from…

Boyer outlines future public access improvements on Southbank

Boyer outlines future public access improvements on Southbank

As she eyes the future development of Jacksonville’s Southbank, it is Jacksonville City Council President Lori Boyer’s intention to make sure the public has plenty of access to the St. Johns River. In February, Boyer…

Settlement reached on riverfront development

Settlement reached on riverfront development

Three weeks after nearly 60 residents of Park Plaza and members of the Garden Club of Jacksonville met with a representative of TriBridge Residential to voice concerns about the proposed apartment complex between Lomax Street…

St. Johns Village razed after serving community 30 years

St. Johns Village razed after serving community 30 years

Demolition of the retail/office center known as St. Johns Village began the morning of February 15 when Chance Partners and LandSouth Construction received the green light from the City of Jacksonville after a pre-demolition inspection…