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New crosswalks evoke concerns about safety

New crosswalks evoke concerns about safety

The Florida Department of Transportation probably isn’t feeling the love from some Avondale residents right now. Despite efforts to appease one group of residents long concerned about speeding on St. Johns Avenue, the FDOT’s installation…

Residents discuss need for historic district after demolition of historic home

Residents discuss need for historic district after demolition of historic home

For Leigh Burdett of Lakewood, the demolition of the 1927 Tudor Revival home at 1922 River Road in San Marco was akin to buying Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and tearing it into little pieces.…

As one road project ends, another begins

As one road project ends, another begins

Drivers accessing I-95 through downtown Jacksonville are not out of the woods yet when it comes to battling road construction. As the Overland Expressway and Interstate 95/J. Turner Butler flyover projects wind down toward completion…

DDRB grants conceptual approval for proposed high rise on Southbank

DDRB grants conceptual approval for proposed high rise on Southbank

The Jacksonville Downtown Development Review Board granted its conceptual approval with eight conditions for a proposed 13-story, 300-unit apartment building on riverfront property adjacent to the Aetna Building and railroad tracks on the Southbank. In…

Group forms to ‘Save Winter Point’

Group forms to ‘Save Winter Point’

Residents of the Park Plaza condominium high-rise in Riverside are still trying to rally neighbors to join a fight they are calling “Save Winter Point.” Although the Planning Commission granted its approval Jan. 19 to…

Wendy’s revises design for new 5 Points restaurant

Wendy’s revises design for new 5 Points restaurant

An application was filed for re-zoning of the property where the Wendy’s in 5 Points is located. In addition, a new design was submitted to Riverside Avondale Preservation. Steve Diebenow, attorney for property owners Frederick…

Barrique certificate of appropriateness approved with conditions

Barrique certificate of appropriateness approved with conditions

With a conditional stamp of approval by the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission, Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar plans to open later this spring at 3563 St. Johns Ave., the site of the former Cowford Traders…

District developers discuss risks involved with developing in Jacksonville

District developers discuss risks involved with developing in Jacksonville

Future development in Jacksonville’s downtown urban core hinges on the successful development of The District – Life Well Lived – Jacksonville, according to co-developers of the 30-acre riverfront property on the Southbank. “The best thing…

Closing of University Club leaves holes in hearts, lives

Closing of University Club leaves holes in hearts, lives

The closing of the University Club in December left a big vacancy at the top of Riverplace Tower in San Marco but an even bigger hole in the lives of its members. Back in 1976…

Prospects for San Marco’s future remain bright

Prospects for San Marco’s future remain bright

After taking time off for the recession, San Marco is seeing a steady influx of new projects from parking garages and restaurants to large-scale apartments under development in the area. With Florida’s population expected to…

Centennial celebration for bank building launches new historic recognition program

Centennial celebration for bank building launches new historic recognition program

It was a double celebration Dec. 15 at Regions Bank in historic 5 Points as well-wishers commemorated the centennial birthday of the bank’s building at 1604 Margaret St. and witnessed the unveiling of a new…

Residents, businesses want design compatibility from Wendy’s

Residents, businesses want design compatibility from Wendy’s

Updated 1/5/2017 After a public meeting was held Nov. 10 to discuss the razing and rebuilding of the Wendy’s restaurant in 5 Points, District 14 Councilman Jim Love held a closed meeting in City Hall…