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Administration plans to demolish The Landing despite Carlucci pushback

The Curry Administration plans to stay the course with plans to demolish The Landing later this year, regardless of calls from At-Large Group 4 Councilman Matt Carlucci for a public charrette to discuss the matter again before the orange-roofed shopping and entertainment center is torn down. According to Downtown Investment Authority Interim CEO Brian Hughes, […]

Cumber shares City view: Tear down The Landing

Like her predecessor District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer, who voted in favor of demolishing The Landing, District 5 Councilwoman-elect LeAnna Cumber shares the Curry Administration’s view that The Landing must be torn down to allow the city to better utilize the river.  “I don’t want to step on what the previous Council has done,” said […]

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

It has been more than a century since architect Henry Klutho came up with the gem of an idea to build a circle of trails connecting the neighborhoods around downtown Jacksonville, and his plan is finally coming close to fruition.   At the Emerald Trail first mile walk, held April 13, hundreds came out to […]

Carlucci calls for public charrettes to discuss future of The Landing before demolition

Carlucci calls for public charrettes to discuss future of The Landing before demolition

The Landing has been referred to as “home plate,” the “front porch of Downtown,” or as At-Large Group 4 City Councilman-elect Matt Carlucci likes to call it, the “centerpiece of Jacksonville’s Thanksgiving table.” Although Carlucci agrees with most in the community that the iconic landmark has seen better days, he still feels strongly the orange-roofed […]

One box checked, many more before POW/MIA Memorial and Museum becomes reality

One box checked, many more before POW/MIA Memorial and Museum becomes reality

March 29, 2019 was a fitting day to dedicate the newly-restored Chapel of the High-Speed Pass and unveil two plaques which commemorate the chapel’s historic landmark status. That date was also National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day and local veterans were there to help celebrate the occasion at Cecil Field. Hosted by the Cecil Field POW/MIA […]

Landmark hotel, adjacent property to offer apartments, retail

Landmark hotel, adjacent property to offer apartments, retail

In just a few years, the Ambassador Hotel will reach centennial status and, as befitting a historic landmark, is slated to undergo extensive rehabilitation to re-open as a 127-room La Quinta Inns and Suites, according to a release issued by Augustine Development Group. Axis Hotels, LLC, an affiliate of a St. Augustine-based developer, purchased the […]

Mural brightens Southbank Riverwalk public restroom

Mural brightens Southbank Riverwalk public restroom

A nondescript public restroom on the Southbank Riverwalk sprang to life with scenes of untouched native Florida in late February when Springfield artist David Nackashi decorated three sides of the “Little Gray House” with splashy murals. “This is right up my alley. I love doing Florida scenes,” Nackashi said, adding he traveled out to Ringhaver […]

Wolfson begins new partnership to better mend broken hearts

Wolfson begins new partnership to better mend broken hearts

Thanks to a new partnership with the sixth-ranked pediatric cardiology and heart surgery program in the country, Wolfson Children’s Hospital expects to do an even better job caring for children with congenital heart disease in Northeast Florida and South Georgia. As of Dec. 15, 2018, Wolfson’s pediatric cardiac care program began a new academic affiliation […]

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