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Hogans Creek restoration aided by grant funding

Hogans Creek restoration aided by grant funding

Groundwork Jacksonville has been awarded a $294,000 grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) earmarked for the preliminary (30%) design of the Hogans Creek restoration. The goal of the resiliency project is to reduce flooding, improve water quality, restore habitat, and provide access to recreation in and around the creek. According to Groundwork CEO […]

Northbank construction projects in flux

Northbank construction projects in flux

Recent turn of events has put more than one Northbank construction project in flux. A no vote on Lot J by the Jacksonville City Council sent Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his development team back to the drawing board. Khan and the city also received bad news when the National Park Service rejected the city’s […]

Community Foundation fund helps compensate nonprofits for COVID-19 costs

Thanks to The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida’s Respond/Adapt/Recover Fund, 117 local nonprofit organizations received a total of nearly $1.2 million to help offset the costs they incurred trying to re-open and continue serving clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants, which ranged from $500 to $50,000, helped cover agencies’ purchases of personal protective equipment, […]

Forecast murky for nonprofit sector in unsettled times

Forecast murky for nonprofit sector in unsettled times

Northeast Florida’s nonprofit organizations have found it hard to regain their footing from nearly a year filled with major disruptions caused by COVID-19. The continuing slow roll-out of Coronavirus vaccines, rocky economy, and transfer to a new regime in Washington, have made it difficult for organizations within the sector to “catch their breath” as they […]

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 […]