Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

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 […]

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail  Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) announced significant progress toward building the Emerald Trail within the next 10 years during a news conference at City Hall on Aug. 26, including new corporate ambassadors, major donors and a check presentation to Mayor Lenny Curry for the design of the Emerald Trail Model Project.  “The Emerald Trail must be a […]

Proposed storage facility approved for Murray Hill location

Proposed storage facility approved for Murray Hill location

Not surprisingly, City of Jacksonville Zoning Administrator Sean Kelly approved an application seeking administrative deviations for a self-storage facility in Murray Hill.  It’s not surprising the project proposed by the Silverfield Group on the site of the former Jones College at Edgewood Avenue and Plymouth Street would be approved because two of the three deviations […]

Despite pending JEA privatization discussion, new headquarters still a go

Despite pending JEA privatization discussion, new headquarters still a go

“All systems are a go,” for Ryan Companies when it comes to building a new headquarters for the Jacksonville Electric Authority, according to Kathy Jalivay, a spokesperson for the Minnesota-based firm. Even amidst talk of possibly rewriting the public utility’s charter, slashing JEA’s workforce by 29%, abandoning plans for the new headquarters, and having the […]

Murray Hill workforce housing zoning exceptions approved

Murray Hill workforce housing zoning exceptions approved

Despite staunch objections from Murray Hill residents, the Planning Commission unanimously approved zoning exceptions at their Aug. 22 meeting that will allow TVC Development Inc., a subsidiary of Jacksonville-based developer Vestcor, to proceed with its plan to build workforce housing on the Bank of America property at 840 Edgewood Ave. S. The exceptions include a […]

Mixed-use development proposed for Bank of America property

Mixed-use development proposed for Bank of America property

The property owner of 840 Edgewood Ave. S. has applied for a zoning exception to allow TVC Development Inc., a subsidiary of Jacksonville-based developer Vestcor, to develop a mixed-use project at the site of a 63-year-old building that previously housed a Bank of America branch and a few other tenants. The application, filed July 11 […]

Hair salon approved for repurposing as animal hospital

Hair salon approved for repurposing as animal hospital

For almost 30 years the Craftsman Style bungalow at 1502 Dancy Street was a favorite place for women to get their coiffures done and to socialize.  Built 1924 on the corner of Park and Dancy, the one-story, 1,200-square-foot converted residence was the home of Tania’s Hair Studio. A victim of domestic violence in July 2016, […]

More retail, restaurant planned for 5 Points

More retail, restaurant  planned for 5 Points

Signage at a highly visible corner in the 5 Points area promotes a grand plan for redevelopment of the site of a former dermatology clinic, but there aren’t many details as yet. The Resident reached out to two NAI Hallmark associates, Austin Kay and Eric Yi, with questions about the plans and received a short […]