Safety measures coming to Palmer Terrace park

Safety measures coming to Palmer Terrace park

It’s no secret that mischief makers and other unsavory characters often frequent the pocket park on Palmer Terrace. To rectify the situation, board members of St. Nicholas Area Preservation (SNAP) met with city officials in June to see what safety measures could be done to allow residents to better enjoy the tiny waterfront parcel at […]

FDOT to plant native greenery along Hart Expressway

FDOT to plant native greenery along Hart Expressway

Conceptual plans for the Hart Expressway landscaping project received an overwhelmingly positive response from those who attended the Florida Department of Trans-portation’s (FDOT) July 18 public meeting at the Northeast Florida Safety Council.  Members of the project and design teams were on hand to answer questions and take feedback on the estimated $1 million project, […]

Churches work together to save historic preschool

Churches work together  to save historic preschool

Thanks to the generosity of a neighboring church, a historic San Marco preschool has been saved from the wrecking ball. South Jacksonville Presbyterian Preschool, which has served at least three generations of San Marco area children over 70 years, is moving to Southside Baptist Church. The preschool building, currently on the campus of South Jacksonville […]

Mixed-use development proposed for Bank of America property

Mixed-use development proposed for Bank of America property

The property owner of 840 Edgewood Ave. S. has applied for a zoning exception to allow TVC Development Inc., a subsidiary of Jacksonville-based developer Vestcor, to develop a mixed-use project at the site of a 63-year-old building that previously housed a Bank of America branch and a few other tenants. The application, filed July 11 […]

Hair salon approved for repurposing as animal hospital

Hair salon approved for repurposing as animal hospital

For almost 30 years the Craftsman Style bungalow at 1502 Dancy Street was a favorite place for women to get their coiffures done and to socialize.  Built 1924 on the corner of Park and Dancy, the one-story, 1,200-square-foot converted residence was the home of Tania’s Hair Studio. A victim of domestic violence in July 2016, […]

More retail, restaurant planned for 5 Points

More retail, restaurant  planned for 5 Points

Signage at a highly visible corner in the 5 Points area promotes a grand plan for redevelopment of the site of a former dermatology clinic, but there aren’t many details as yet. The Resident reached out to two NAI Hallmark associates, Austin Kay and Eric Yi, with questions about the plans and received a short […]

Jacksonville hosts U.S. Nelson Mandela International Day

Jacksonville hosts U.S. Nelson Mandela International Day

The Nelson Mandela International Day observation held July 18-19 in Jacksonville actually began more than 30 years ago when prison inmate Khalil Osiris became pen pals with Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, daughter of the late South African President Nelson Mandela. Osiris wrote to Dr. Mandela telling her that, inspired by her father, he was spending his […]

Corporations, community rallies around downtown mission

Corporations, community rallies around downtown mission

On any given morning, the Clara White Mission at 613 W. Ashley St. is buzzing with activity. Serving breakfast to the homeless and holding job training classes are just two of the programs and services offered at the 115-year-old downtown mission, but a recent cut in federal funding may change the level of activity. On […]

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