Neighborhood News

All the latest news from the neighborhoods in our coverage areas.

New owner for The Cove at St. Johns

Developer intends to finish condos By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News If it’s true that “all good things come to those who wait,” then the waiting may be over for homeowners living in the shadow of the unfinished Cove at St. Johns on Goodby’s Creek. It was recently revealed that Prospect Property Group of […]

Street design ordinance calls for bicycle traffic accommodations

5 Points concept study could be the blueprint   By Stephen Kindland Resident Community News An ordinance championed by District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer should help to create safer travel for bicyclists living in a city that ranks among the nation’s worst for bicycle and pedestrian safety. The ordinance – passed by the city council […]

Ordinance calls for bicycle traffic accommodations

5 Points concept study could be the blueprint By Stephen Kindland Resident Community News An ordinance championed by District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer should help to create safer travel for bicyclists living in a city that ranks among the nation’s worst for bicycle and pedestrian safety. The ordinance – passed by the city council in […]

Balancing progress with historical preservation at “Miss Margie’s” house

Hallmark Partners’ Bishopgate Lane development under RAP’s scrutiny By Steve DiMattia Resident Community News How do you move forward without demolishing the past? That dilemma often sparks debate in historic districts and may face Hallmark Partners in their development of a notable Riverside street. Bishopgate Lane runs into the St. Johns River off Riverside Avenue […]

Trolley trial considered successful

By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News Even as several concept studies are underway to address transportation and parking in the popular and crowded Historic District, some groups have taken the ball and run with it. Riverside Avondale Preservation sponsored a Trolley Night on Sept. 14, floating a trial balloon that would help the Jacksonville […]

Parking study data presented; public comment encouraged

The good news is crime is down By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News With just days to go on the clock, the Parking Study Steering Committee squeezed two town hall meetings in under the wire. The goal to finish the study, as stated in the May 2 committee meeting, was Sept. 30. On Monday, […]

Time for community improvement district in Riverside?

Hallmark Partners’ Alex Coley thinks so By Steve DiMattia Resident Community News When Downtown Vision, Inc. was created in 2000 as Jacksonville’s only business improvement district it stemmed from that old adage, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” “There was a realization that the city’s finances were limited and that no one […]

Yesterdays closed after three decades in Avondale

Taps Bar & Grill moving into neighborhood landmark By Steve DiMattia Resident Community News When Steve Irvine passed in May his obituary noted, “Steve had a larger than life personality, often turning strangers into friends.” Three campaigns for Jacksonville mayor routinely brought out both characteristics, but never like when he was at Yesterdays, the Avondale […]