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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…

City Council approves REV grant for Bishopgate riverwalk

City Council approves REV grant for Bishopgate riverwalk

When TriBridge Residential of Atlanta received Jacksonville City Council approval Feb. 28 to rezone two parcels on Bishopgate Lane for the purposes of building a new 125-unit apartment complex in Riverside, the bill for the…

Downtown Investment Authority selects Shad Khan’s master plan for Shipyards

Downtown Investment Authority selects Shad Khan’s master plan for Shipyards

In his cover letter to the City of Jacksonville, Shahid Khan, president of Iguana Investments Florida and owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, said he wants to move his proposed project from “world-class vision to a…

ADA sidewalk ramps first taken out, then replaced in San Marco

ADA sidewalk ramps first taken out, then replaced in San Marco

The Jacksonville Public Works Department discovered not everything the federal government demands makes sense when, in attempting to follow the letter of the law regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it removed and sodded…

Developers plan “less intense” Jackson Square development

Developers plan “less intense” Jackson Square development

Judd Bobilin of Orlando and Jeff Rosen of San Jose, principals of Chance Partners, have a motto for their development firm: “Changing the World…One Building at a Time.” Having developed successful infill projects in Mississippi,…

Supreme Court ruling sends realtors scrambling for creative marketing

Supreme Court ruling sends realtors scrambling for creative marketing

Fair warning: The public right-of-way is off limits for all those “little signs.” You know the ones – garage sale, I Buy Junk Cars, lost dog. Those signs – called snipe signs – have been…

Aquatic nonprofit still struggling to bring major attraction to city

Aquatic nonprofit still struggling to bring major attraction to city

Four years after a small group of like-minded individuals formed a nonprofit to bring an aquarium to Jacksonville, it may seem as though not much has been done. But Erika Sepega, volunteer treasurer and website…