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 in late spring and summer of this year, the Florida Department of Transportation plans to begin another major road project […]

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 a meeting held Jan. 19 in the Ed Ball Building, the board gave its unanimous conceptual approval of a “Master […]

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 allow TriBridge Residential to build a 140-unit apartment complex adjacent to Park Plaza, the residents still have two more opportunities […]

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 and Daniel Bowen, filed a request in early January to change the zoning from Commercial Community/General (CCG-1) to Planned Unit […]

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 in The Shoppes of Avondale. At its Jan. 25 meeting, the JHPC approved the application for certificate of appropriateness with […]

Dinner on the Farm provides forum for student chefs

Dinner on the Farm provides  forum for student chefs

A change in date due to the antics of Hurricane Matthew did not deter North Florida School of Special Education’s annual Dinner on the Farm from being a sold-out affair. Guests enjoyed cocktails and a sumptuous dinner prepared by transition and post-graduate students Jan. 29 on the school’s Arlington campus. School Chef Brett Swearingen assisted […]

TraumaOne supporters celebrate 10 years of giving

TraumaOne supporters celebrate 10 years of giving

It was a celebration of 10 years of giving back to UF’s TraumaOne team as donors enjoyed dinner, dancing, and the knowledge their support has provided lifesaving care to more than 4,000 trauma victims annually, during UF Health’s 10th Annual Night for Heroes gala at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Jan. 28. Over the past […]

The Way We Were: Jesse and Linda Crimm

The Way We Were: Jesse and Linda Crimm

It wasn’t the most romantic of venues, but the impulse that Jesse Crimm acted on almost half a century ago has stood the test of time. Jesse was driving his girlfriend, Linda Whitnell, home to Winston-Salem, North Carolina from Greensboro, South Carolina, where he lived when he decided the time was right. He eased the […]

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