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Local leaders share perspectives heading into 2021

Local leaders share perspectives heading into 2021

After a tough year of political upheaval in 2020 and the lingering effects of the Coronavirus, challenges for legislators were abundantly clear with the wheels of progress grinding to a halt during the height of the pandemic. As we turn to a new calendar year in 2021, The Resident reached out to four of our […]

Shared-use path shows fast progress

Shared-use path shows fast progress

The new Fuller Warren Shared Use Path (SUP) is rapidly nearing completion. The shared use path is part of the Interstate 10/ Interstate 95 Interchange Improvements Project and is expected to be complete in spring 2021, said Daryl Goss, community outreach specialist for the Florida Department of Transportation. The multi-use path will run adjacent to […]

Sixth downtown sculpture is installed on Laura Street

The sixth and final sculptural masterpiece within the City of Jacksonville’s Downtown Sculpture Initiative was installed on Laura Street Oct. 31.  The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville in collaboration with Farah & Farah, a personal injury law firm, revealed a 20-foot-tall sculpture called “Laura’s Flower” positioned just outside of one of Farah & Farah’s offices […]

Khan’s donation to aid museum move to Northbank

Khan’s donation to aid museum move to Northbank

With a little help from a $5 million donation courtesy of Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his family, the Museum of Science and History has launched its new fundraising campaign to assist in funding the museum’s move to the Northbank. MOSH Genesis is the new name for the $20 million capital campaign launched last year […]

Questions arise on sustainability, financial feasibility of Lot J project

Questions arise on sustainability, financial feasibility of Lot J project

Mayor Lenny Curry’s generous incentives for Shad Khan’s $450 million multi-use development of Lot J has stirred up city residents like nothing else since the controversy over the sale of JEA. The legislation has had a bumpy ride in the City Council, where it is being challenged and at least two amendments are in the […]

Developer questions city’s speedy push to demolish Berkman II

Developer questions city’s speedy push to demolish Berkman II

The cavernous hulk of the abandoned Berkman II project on the Northbank could be imploded soon, but it’s not clear if it will be done by the city or the development company that wants to build a multi-use project on the site.  Jacksonville Riverfront Revitalization LLC is in the final stages of purchasing the site […]

Jaguars float possibility of building hotel on Metropolitan Park land

Jaguars float possibility of building hotel on Metropolitan Park land

While the City Council is still debating Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J development deal, Jaguars team President Mark Lamping unveiled a development plan for the downtown riverfront, which would feature a Four Seasons hotel. Lamping made the presentation at Nov. 12 at the Downtown Investment Authority’s Strategic Implementation Committee, which was considering incentives […]

Low inventory continues to feed hot sellers’ real estate market

Northeast Florida’s 2020 real estate market remains hot with 3,102 homes being sold in September, a 16.6% increase from the 2,660 sales from September 2019, according to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors.  The September numbers indicate a slight slowdown from the previous three months of this year, when 3,202 homes were sold in June, […]

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