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Brooklyn Road Diet recommendations include roundabout

Brooklyn Road Diet recommendations include roundabout

Consultants working on a plan to make Riverside Avenue through the Brooklyn area more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly gave their final recommendations to the Downtown Investment Authority Board of Directors Sept. 21. With the goal of…

Irma’s impact not over for unforeseeable future

Irma’s impact not over for unforeseeable future

Boyer calls immediate response good. The numbers are still being tallied but one thing is certain: Hurricane Irma has given San Marco a lot to think about. The historic storm that sent the St. Johns…

New multi-family housing gets DIA ‘thumbs up’

New multi-family housing gets DIA ‘thumbs up’

City Council approval needed for REV Grant What began as a five-story, 50-unit urban-style apartment building has tripled in size in 18 months. When the plans were submitted to the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB)…

Irma delivered a staggering blow, epic wind and flood waters shock residents

Irma delivered a staggering blow, epic wind and flood waters shock residents

“Still getting pounded hard with roaring winds barreling at us off the river. The pressure is intense. The St. Johns is in my lower yard like an angry ocean. Dock is gone next door. Lots…

San Marco community comes together in wake of hurricane disaster

San Marco community comes together in wake of hurricane disaster

San Marco merchants are beginning to see the silver lining, even the hint of a rainbow, as the Hurricane Irma recovery effort turns into an experience in community building. It was evident as people gathered…

Proposed landmark home addition requires approval

Proposed landmark home addition requires approval

Neighbors worry about setting precedents The owner of a landmark home on Challen Avenue is seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission, but some nearby residents aren’t very happy about the…

Community rallies for landmark, plans underway for Memorial Park

Community rallies for landmark, plans underway for Memorial Park

Six months after Memorial Park re-opened following drainage and irrigation upgrades and installation of a new center lawn, Hurricane Irma swept through on Sept. 11, leaving downed branches all over the expansive greenspace and along…

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…