Neighborhood News

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

Southbank to bloom with construction projects

Southbank to bloom with construction projects

From the east end of the Southbank to the Fuller Warren Bridge, 2021 will be a year of change. Construction on the long-awaited District development will get underway. Plans for new apartments on the site of River City Brewing are being finalized, as new apartments emerge west of the Acosta Bridge take shape. Friendship Fountain […]

5G poles crop up in Riverside

5G poles crop up in Riverside

Tall, black, monolithic poles are starting to crop up in Riverside, and members of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) are not happy about it. In January, residents driving along Riverside Avenue at Copeland Street noticed a new black utility tower with a large box attached a third of the way up from the ground. Soon many […]

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 […]

‘Tony’ trees removed to make way for Orange Line bus stop

‘Tony’ trees removed to make way for Orange Line bus stop

More than one Riverside resident has been mourning the demise of three mature live oak trees that were removed from the city right-of-way between the sidewalk and Park Street near St. Paul’s Catholic School in late November. The trees were removed by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to make way for a new bus stop […]

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 […]

Herschel road work to promote pedestrian safety

Herschel road work to promote pedestrian safety

Extensive roadwork along Herschel Street and St. Johns Avenue near Fishweir Creek is slated to begin in the summer of 2021 and people residing in the Fairfax Manor neighborhood have mixed feelings about it. To bring more walkability and pedestrian safety to the Fairfax Manor area, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is planning to […]

City promises to assist with Palmer Avenue residents’ water woes

City promises to assist with Palmer Avenue residents’ water woes

Christmas came early when Jacksonville Public Works Director John Pappas promised to assist Palmer Avenue residents in engineering an answer that would help dry up the severe sunny day flooding that they have been experiencing in their backyards from the drainage pipe and trench that runs along the rear of their properties.  Pappas agreed have […]

The gift that will keep on giving

The gift that will keep on giving

The Daily’s Foundation celebrated its partnership with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care Jacksonville by bestowing a $5 million gift to the San Marco children’s clinic Dec. 9.  The transformational gift came in the form of The Daily’s Foundation Pavilion and is the largest ever received by Nemours Children’s Health System in Jacksonville. It will provide funding […]