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FDOT rolls out study for I-95 improvements from I-10 to Beaver Street

FDOT rolls out study for I-95 improvements from I-10 to Beaver Street

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) hosted a pair of public meetings last month to present a study featuring proposed improvements to I-95 from I-10 to Beaver Street. The Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study presented “options to improve safety, capacity, and traffic operations on I-95” including adding two 12-foot lanes in each direction of […]

Kickoff for Winter Design Show illustrates eager anticipation

Kickoff for Winter Design Show illustrates eager anticipation

The lobby of the Borowy Tower at Baptist Hospital Downtown played host to the preview kickoff of the 2022 Winter Design Show, formerly known by many as the Art & Antiques Show. The new format will be fashion and design forward, with the debut event set to showcase the best of what Jacksonville’s neighborhoods have […]

Excitement builds across the river as Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path nears completion

Excitement builds across the river as Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path nears completion

Construction on the Fuller Warren Bridge expansion and its shared-use path — as part of the improvements to the I-10/I-95 interchange —  began in 2017. Six years later, work on the bridge’s pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly path is near completion and it is expected to open this fall amid much fanfare on both sides of the […]

Celebrate All Things Local on 904 Day

Celebrate All Things Local on 904 Day

A grassroots campaign to celebrate all things Northeast Florida is encouraging residents to go local this Labor Day weekend.  Across the region, businesses and other organizations will offer a variety of “904” specials in honor of “904 Day,” officially celebrated on Sunday, September 4, 2022. Residents and visitors alike can join the 904 Day celebration […]

Jacksonville native launches Tennessee refugee resettlement organization

Jacksonville native launches Tennessee refugee resettlement organization

For Katie Finn, Jacksonville is home. She grew up on the Westside, hung out at Ortega’s Stockton Park with her friends and at met people “from all walks of life” at the Florida Yacht Club. Her father, Mike Finn, has owned his own business — Finn’s Brass and Silver — in Lakeshore for more than […]

River City Brewing Company demolished for planned apartments, restaurant

River City Brewing Company demolished for planned apartments, restaurant

Demolition of the shuttered River City Brewing Company began on July 5 in anticipation of an incoming apartment complex and restaurant. The River City Brewing Company was a Jacksonville landmark known for its waterfront dining and views of the downtown skyline. It closed its doors in July 2021 after nearly 30 years at 835 Museum […]

City launches interactive bikeway and shared-use paths online tool

City launches interactive bikeway and shared-use paths online tool

Last month, the City of Jacksonville’s Transportation Planning Division of the Planning and Development Department (PDD) launched its “Off-Street Bikeways and Shared-Use Paths (Trails) Network Tool.” This interactive web map allows users to identify and select the quickest and easiest path to travel by to reach their destination, be it by bicycle or on foot […]

Realtors clean up the waterways

Realtors clean up the waterways

Local realtors from the historic neighborhoods helped clean up Wayne Stevens Boat Ramp in Ortega and Sidney Gefen Riverwalk Park in Brooklyn on July 23.   The Northeast Florida Realtors Association of Realtors (NEFAR) sponsored the region-wide event that included nine locations throughout. Northeast Florida as well as two boat convoys that picked up trash […]

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