Guests, Stories ‘TRANSFORM’ Downtown Event into Sulzbacher Awareness

Guests, Stories ‘TRANSFORM’ Downtown Event into Sulzbacher Awareness

Many area business leaders and local residents were on-hand for the annual Transformations event, celebrating the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless.  Guests heard stories from local homeless families and individuals and were inspired to help the center lift up the local homeless. Held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville riverfront, the event included a reception, an […]

Safe crossing: JSO cites jaywalkers in San Marco Square

By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News Why did the residents cross San Marco Square? To get to the other side, of course. But how they do it has become the recent focus of local Jacksonville Sheriffs Office leaders seeking to enforce safer pedestrian practices citywide. Last month a reader wrote in notifying The Resident […]

You Asked For It: Is there a state law protecting pedestrians in marked crosswalks?

From time to time, readers ask us to help get important questions answered. Last month, a reader posed an important question regarding pedestrians — and what the state laws are mandating their protection in marked crosswalks. The reader’s question and an answer from the state Department of Transportation are below. Do you have a question […]

Has the Mobility Plan fee moratorium spurred development?

With the fee moratorium deadline looming, it depends who you ask By Steve DiMattia Resident Community News With the Mobility Plan fee moratorium scheduled to end Oct. 19, there are two pressing questions: First, did the moratorium spur development? Second, will the moratorium be extended? But beyond those are more philosophical inquiries about the design […]

Boyer heads committee researching ‘context sensitive’ streets

Guidelines support goals of 2030 Mobility Plan By Steve DiMattia Resident Community News Imagine Jacksonville as a city where traffic is managed through extensive use of affordable, reliable mass transit and smart, eco-friendly street design that encourages walking and biking with safe, continuous sidewalks and bike paths. That was the vision put forth a year […]

When it rains…

By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News Neighborhood flooding was an issue of concern last month on both sides of the river following brutal, persistent rainstorms during the summer months that have left streets and homes soaked. A large group of residents and business owners poured into a City Hall conference room to discuss area […]

Smooth sailing: San Jose Boulevard to be resurfaced

By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News The state Department of Transportation is planning to smooth things over on San Jose Boulevard. Bids on the resurfacing project were expected to be received by Sep. 13, according to FDOT officials. Work could begin as early as 2014. “It is strictly a resurfacing job with no widening,” […]

City Council approves budget

In a unanimous late September vote, the Jacksonville City Council approved Mayor Alvin Brown’s $945 million budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The vote sealed the fate of the Jacksonville Public Library system, which now is expected to close all but five facilities on Sundays and reduce hours during the week in order operate in […]