Neighborhood News

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

Proposal for senior living facilities draws interest, ire of neighbors

Proposal for senior living facilities draws interest, ire of neighbors

Is a high-end, luxury senior community needed in the Ortega area? The answer is yes or no, depending on who you ask. In May, representatives from local developer Vestcor plan to make a pitch to the City for the community, which would require zoning changes to a proposed site situated next to the popular Marina […]

IMAGINATION SQUARED10 art exhibition celebrates Project Atrium’s 10-year anniversary

IMAGINATION SQUARED10 art exhibition celebrates Project Atrium’s 10-year anniversary

MOCA Jacksonville celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its Project Atrium installation series withthe exhibition “IMAGINATION SQUARED10: A CREATIVE COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO OUR TIMES.” More than 600 works submitted by the community of Greater Jacksonville are on view April 16 – August 8, 2021. In December 2020, the museum placed a public call for art asking […]

New tree canopy coming to Riverside and Avondale

New tree canopy coming to Riverside and Avondale

Forty-three new trees will soon grace Riverside and St. Johns avenues (State Road 211). The FDOT is currently preparing the roadway for the addition of new trees and the removal of some Pindo Palms that are either aged out, rotting or diseased, according to FDOT. “Recent collaboration between the FDOT, JEA, Council member Randy DeFoor, […]

Wolfson Children’s Hospital photo earns spot in national exhibit

Wolfson Children’s Hospital photo earns spot in national exhibit

A photograph that tugged at the heartstrings of people throughout the Jacksonville area is now part of a national photo series highlighting the resilience of children’s hospitals and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) photo exhibit, entitled “Stronger Together: Children’s Hospitals During COVID-19,” showcases how children’s hospitals adapted during the […]

Inspired by a zest for life

Inspired by a zest for life

Heartspace Art founders Ian and Danielle Cleary have painted a new mural, a mural with a message. Their latest work of inspiring art can be found on a wooden slat fence in Murray Hill. The scene is of three sunflowers popping out of clouds, reaching for the sky. Danielle likens it to a metaphor for […]

Riverside, 5Points advocates look forward to dockage, water access

Riverside, 5Points advocates look forward to dockage, water access

Plans for a new floating dock at the end of Post Street are getting closer to fruition, to the anticipation of area residents, homeowners and business owners hoping for a new place to dock their boat for a bit or hop a ride or cruise on the water taxi connecting the North and South banks. […]

Riverfront development gains conceptual approval from DDRB

Riverfront development gains conceptual approval from DDRB

Over the past two months, the highly anticipated project set to replace River City Brewing Company on the Southbank had gone back to the drawing board. After some tough scrutiny over the project’s highest and best use, as well as its size and scope, developers illustrated a willingness to get creative and come to the […]

Feeding Northeast Florida Hosts Vice President Kamala Harris for Roundtable Discussion on Food Insecurity 

Feeding Northeast Florida Hosts Vice President Kamala Harris for Roundtable Discussion on Food Insecurity 

Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL) hosted United States Vice President Kamala Harris at its headquarters for a roundtable discussion about food security, March 22. The discussion was held during Harris’s visit to Jacksonville as part of the Help is Here tour, and focused on the theme of helping to put food on the table. Participants included […]