Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

All the latest news relevant to the Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Murray Hill areas.

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, […]

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 […]

Septic tank funding to better health of residents, St. Johns River

Septic tank funding to better health of residents, St. Johns River

The City and JEA are teaming up this year to make good on a promise to protect the beauty and health of the St. Johns River, which defines and molds the historic neighborhoods. Contaminants in the river have long been a concern, especially for residents who boat on it, bike and walk to it, or […]

Three years after Hurricane Irma, progress made in Memorial Park

Three years after Hurricane Irma, progress made in Memorial Park

Memorial Park Association’s Board of Directors was thrilled to see progress in March on the replacement of the nearly 100-year-old balustrade that formerly lined the seawall before Hurricane Irma destroyed it in September 2017. Board members aren’t the only ones happy to see the project underway. “Looking forward to it being restored to its former […]

Mayor and local leaders focus on revitalizing downtown and urban core

Talks about Downtown Jacksonville revitalization may seem like a case of déjà vu, but community and business leaders are tackling the issue with energy and vision. Mayor Lenny Curry and six Jacksonville business owners and local leaders held meetings in February and March to discuss ways to improve the urban core. The working group is […]

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