San Marco couple to serve as Cowford Ball chairs

San Marco couple to serve as Cowford Ball chairs

Jacksonville’s nonprofit community, particularly the American Cancer Society, are happy to have Donna and Tom Beames back in Jacksonville, after being gone from the area for the past eight years. The San Marco couple will serve as the chairs for the 2018 Cowford Ball, and are very familiar with the organization and the event. The […]

A growing family lays down roots, loves living in San Marco

For Scott and Katherine Wohlers, San Marco is their favorite place to be. The young couple is sharing their love for the parks, restaurants, family friendships and sunset views of the St. Johns River with their children. The neighborhoods are where their story begins, a story of a growing family with big dreams and many […]

New townhomes proposed to replace multi-family units on Lasalle Street

New townhomes proposed to replace multi-family units on Lasalle Street

The Jacksonville City Council’s Land Use and Zoning Committee will soon hear an application to re-zone a small parcel in San Marco from residential multi-unit dwelling to planned unit development (PUD). The bill was introduced May 8 and a public hearing is scheduled for June 19. The developer, Corner Lot Development, is proposing to build […]

River Oaks residents rally to petition for lower speed limits

Concerned that new developments near their neighborhood will increase its overall density, especially on River Oaks Road, some San Marco residents hope lowering the speed limit and installing speed humps will work as a way to curb speeding and traffic volume. Following a traffic calming community meeting May 2, Southwood Lane resident Brit Bradley took […]

There’s no waiting among fishermen for Riverfront Park to open

There’s no waiting among fishermen for Riverfront Park to open

The new bulkhead has been built, the sod has been installed, and replacement palm trees have been planted at Riverfront Park, yet the six-foot fence meant to keep the public out still lines the perimeter along River Road. Although the opening date for the park has yet to be announced by the City of Jacksonville, […]

Restaurant arrival on hold as litigation ties up next phase

Restaurant arrival on hold as litigation ties up next phase

Residents hoping for the opening of a new restaurant and bar in Riverside may have a bit longer to wait. More than two years after two local restaurateurs announced plans to open a 150-seat restaurant and bar at 2224-2242 Oak St., The Roost is still in litigation. Following a Dec. 14, 2017 hearing in Tallahassee, […]

Bishop blesses groundbreaking for new Riverside heart facility

Bishop blesses groundbreaking for new Riverside heart facility

Several hundred guests, city leaders, supporters and staff of St. Vincent’s HealthCare came together May 3 to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new heart and vascular pavilion at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside. The $55-million pavilion will include 30 medical and surgical rooms and 30 intensive care rooms, but will primarily be used […]

Drawbridge repairs to detour traffic

Drawbridge repairs to detour traffic

Motorists and pedestrians can look forward to a 10-day full closure of the Ortega River Drawbridge sometime in early June so that contractors can complete electrical work on the bridge. For boaters, only one side of the bridge decking will be in the open position. Overnight lane closures were in place late last month as […]

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