Neighborhood News

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Revelers celebrate Clean Water Act’s 40th

Revelers celebrate  Clean Water Act’s 40th

St. Johns River supporters gathered at Sadler Point Marina last month for a fete honoring the 40th birthday of the Clean Water Act. The event, which attracted guests of all ages, included trivia, kids’ activities, music and local brew from SweetWater Brewing and food from Super Food Truck. The St. Johns Riverkeeper played host for […]

Mobility Plan fee moratorium ended Oct. 19

The sun officially set on the 2030 Mobility Plan fee moratorium Oct. 19, but developer Toney Sleiman continues to advocate for a new moratorium bill, leaving the plan’s proponents on guard. The one-year moratorium was adopted to stimulate growth by lifting impact fees on new development. But not everyone thinks it has been effective enough […]

Jump right in!

Once slated for closure, historic Good Shepherd pool now making waves – Several years ago, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd pool was nearly drained. But a push for new membership and other key changes to pool management have helped the 90-year-old neighborhood amenity stay afloat. “A few years back the Good Shepherd Pool […]

Residents, RAP appeal restaurant plan approvals

Two local groups have appealed the city planning commission’s Sep. 27 approval of Mellow Mushroom’s exception application. Those groups include We Love Avondale LLC — known as “the opposition” to Mellow Mushroom’s Avondale restaurant plans — as well as Riverside Avondale Preservation, according to WLA organizer and Avondale attorney, Thomas M. Donahoo, Jr. RAP Executive […]

5 Points Village rezoning application draws ire

5 Points Village rezoning application draws ire

  Developer’s opponents seek community support for Nov. meetings – A bid to rezone the 5 Points Village shopping center in Riverside has gotten intense push back from local residents and neighborhood enthusiasts who want to see the building’s developer be a better neighbor. November will be a pivotal month for the rezoning debate, as […]

JEA’s Riverside project launches January 2013

Water main work promises construction crews for Riverside Avenue By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News JEA is gearing up for one of its biggest neighborhood undertakings. Set to begin in early January, the Riverside Avenue Water Main Improvement Project will bring better water pressure to many homes and businesses and includes the replacement of […]

Local church members raise the roof(s) in Honduras

The mountains of western Honduras are both literally and figuratively far from Jacksonville’s Riverside-Avondale-Murray Hill-Ortega neighborhoods. But they are close by in the hearts of members at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Seven members of Holy Trinity, located at the corner of Eloise and Glendale, traveled to Gracias, Honduras in early August to install roofs on […]

Local developments up for ULI awards

Urban Land Institute is considering nominations of several neighborhood development projects for awards at its inaugural Awards for Excellence program in early October. Awards will be given in the downtown, private sector and public sector categories. Among those local projects up for awards are: The EverBank headquarters relocation from Brooklyn to downtown Jacksonville; San Marco […]