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National Philanthropy Day Winners

National Philanthropy Day Winners

Deck the Doors campaign brings festive atmosphere to Ronald McDonald House

Deck the Doors campaign brings festive atmosphere to Ronald McDonald House

The holidays are a difficult time to be in the hospital, especially for children and their families. To help bring holiday cheer to those families, 121 Financial has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RHMC) of Jacksonville in their Deck the Doors campaign, which kicked off October 1. “Through this campaign, we invite the community […]

DIA, City Council asking for liquor license changes for Northbank, Kings Ave.

DIA, City Council asking for liquor license changes for Northbank, Kings Ave.

The Jacksonville City Council is asking the Duval Delegation for legislation to reduce the number of seats and space required for a liquor license around King Street and more parts of Downtown Jacksonville. The request, known as a J bill, would lower the requirements to apply for a liquor license to at least 50 seats […]

Future of Women Of Southland Monument In Hands Of City Council

Future of Women Of Southland Monument In Hands Of City Council

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s request to remove the ‘Women of the Southland’ monument from Springfield Park is in the hands of the City Council. The Mayor introduced a bill to the Council on October 12 asking for $1.29 million to remove the statue and place it in storage until it can be decided what to […]

Newly formed committee to evaluate inventory, buildings for future use

Newly formed committee to evaluate inventory, buildings for future use

For many years, some buildings downtown have laid dormant and often dilapidated, yet some are considered to have historic value.  A new City Council Special Committee says it wants to find out if they should be saved, or if they’re worthy of a wrecking ball. The Special Committee on Downtown Development was charged with improving […]

JTA Seeks New Development Near Transportation Hubs

JTA Seeks New Development Near Transportation Hubs

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is looking to help encourage private development around its transportation hubs and expand mass transit on the First Coast. During its annual State of the Utility presentation JTA officials looked back on the challenges of operating during the pandemic, and presented plans for the future. JTA is also commemorating their 50th anniversary. […]

City Council Approves Laura Street Trio Redevelopment

City Council Approves Laura Street Trio Redevelopment

After decades of neglect and several false starts, The Laura Street Trio is a step closer to being revitalized. The Jacksonville City Council has approved a $24.7 million incentive package with SouthEast Development Group LLC to renovate the Florida Bank Building, the Florida Life Building and the Bisbee Building into a 145-room Marriott Autograph Hotel […]

Jacksonville Committee Kicks Off Council Redistricting

With the local 2020 Census numbers being released on August 12, the city of Jacksonville can now begin the decennial task of drawing new district lines for the city council and school board seats. The Special Committee on Redistricting is tasked to draw the new lines that reflect changes to the city’s population over the […]

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