Jaguar mural finds new home

Jaguar mural finds new home

The mural, a downtown fixture since 1995, has been donated to FreshMinistries     Since 1995, a jaguar mural by artists Jim Draper and Anne Banas has graced the windows of the building at the corner of Ocean and Main Streets. Now, the mural has a new home: FreshMinistries’ J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver […]

DIA stamps approval on major Southbank development

DIA stamps approval on major Southbank development

Healthy Town opens naming opportunity following announcement The vision of a San Marco-based development team to “create a place where you can live healthily,” is a large step closer to becoming a reality. On August 26, the Downtown Investment Authority approved a resolution that clears the way for Elements Development of Jacksonville LLC, a partnership […]

Millers Creek project takes one step forward

Not everyone may be happy, but residents living along Millers Creek in one St. Nicholas neighborhood are one official step closer to seeing the waterways usable once more. Ordinance 2014-700, which was approved by City Council on Feb. 10, 2015, creates the Millers Creek Special District, with the purpose of “continuing maintenance of that portion […]

Mayor’s budget allocates funds for lanes at Hendricks Elementary

The future may bring some relief to congestion along San Jose Boulevard during the early morning and afternoon hours when parents routinely drop off and pick up children at Hendricks Avenue Elementary School. In Mayor Lenny Curry’s proposed capital improvement plan, $100,000 has been slated for the design and engineering of a right-turn “storage” lane […]

TPO plan offers solutions for safer roads

Consultants rode every route for study Members of the city’s Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) had only one day to provide consultants hired by the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) with feedback after hearing the results of a study of inexpensive solutions to make Jacksonville a safer city for walkers and cyclists. The meeting was […]

Merchants, JSO discuss safety measures in Park and King corridor

Three weeks after the murder of Daniel Rowe, a busboy at the Blind Rabbit restaurant on King Street, area merchants had the chance to sit down with eight members of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and discuss crime in the Park and King retail corridor, as well as the measures being taken by the JSO to […]

Chicken ordinance may have been passed in haste

Avondale man in three-year battle over loose chickens Three months after the Jacksonville City Council passed an ordinance expanding a backyard hen pilot program, the City now finds itself moving quickly to establish a protocol for dealing with residents’ complaints about nuisance chickens and roosters. In July, The Resident reported on the Jacksonville City Council’s […]

Artwork mysteriously appears on Orsay’s building

Artwork mysteriously appears on Orsay’s building

When an old painted advertisement was revealed earlier this summer on the side of Restaurant Orsay, it generated a bit of local excitement. Now, some neighborhood residents are not amused at the recent addition. Early in August after the debris was cleared from the demolition site of the former Yesterday’s restaurant and bar, a mysterious […]

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