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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,…

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…