Neighborhood News

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Budget approved for 5 Points Concept Plan

Budget approved for  5 Points Concept Plan

The 5 Points Concept Plan, in the pipeline since 2013, is about to become a reality.  Bill number 2019-0505, a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) bill that contains provisions for the 5 Points improvements, was unanimously passed by City Council Sept. 24 and work is slated to begin in January.  District 14 Councilwoman Randy DeFoor, with […]

Theatre Jacksonville celebrates a century

Theatre Jacksonville celebrates a century

It was January 19th, and the black-tie event was essentially a Who’s Who of Jacksonville, circa 1938. Members and guests mingled on the black marbleized tile floors of the newly-built Art Deco-inspired Little Theatre of Jacksonville in San Marco Square, which had its lobby tastefully decorated in flowers and palms. Theatre members had patiently waited […]

Public given means to participate in City-County Charter revisions

What is the Charter Revision Commission and why should citizens be concerned about it? For those whose memory stretches back 50 years, the consolidation of the City of Jacksonville and Duval County in 1968 meant a centralized government would end duplication of urban services, such as fire and rescue, increase efficiency, provide political access for […]

Traffic safety enhancements coming to St. Nicholas Town Center

Traffic safety enhancements coming to St. Nicholas Town Center

In the not-so-distant future, pedestrians may find it a little safer trying to cross Beach Boulevard at St. Nicholas Town Center. In approximately three years, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is planning to install a crosswalk across Beach Boulevard near Palmer Terrace. The project will be part of a larger intersection improvement venture between […]

Site of former public elementary school planned for new charter school

Site of former public elementary school planned for new charter school

In a few years, the sound of children laughing and playing may again be heard in Mixon Town, where the former Forest Park Elementary School was once “surrounded by a City incinerator on the East, a polluted creek on the North, and a meat and poultry (abattoir) company on the West,” according to documents from […]

New Cathedral District has forward-thinking plan for community growth

New Cathedral District has forward-thinking plan for community growth

It has been several years in the making, but the plan that was shaped through heartfelt conversations between a priest and a parishioner is poised to revive the Cathedral District, perpetuating a sense of place with love at its core.  Soon after The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead, dean of St. John’s Cathedral, arrived in Jacksonville […]

Highway construction projects chugging along

Highway construction projects chugging along

While it may seem as though I-10 and I-95 are forever under construction, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The $126 million project, which began in March 2017, is slated for completion in late 2020. According to Daryl Goss, Community Outreach Specialist for the Department of Transportation, the overall project is at […]

Freed to Run adds powerhouse proponents, community co-chairs

Freed to Run adds powerhouse proponents, community co-chairs

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid’s largest fundraiser, Freed to Run, will get a boost this year from three newly-appointed co-chairs of the event: Darnell Smith, Florida Blue’s market president for North Florida; Eric Krall, mortgage sales manager with Community First Credit Union; and Ryan M. Ludwick, an attorney with Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball. The trio […]