San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

All the latest news relevant to the San Jose, San Marco and St. Nicholas areas.

Low inventory continues to feed hot sellers’ real estate market

Northeast Florida’s 2020 real estate market remains hot with 3,102 homes being sold in September, a 16.6% increase from the 2,660 sales from September 2019, according to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors.  The September numbers indicate a slight slowdown from the previous three months of this year, when 3,202 homes were sold in June, […]

MOSH announces plans to move to Shipyards

The Museum of Science & History has announced plans to move from its South Bank location, which it has occupied since 1965, to a new museum to be built at the Shipyards on the North Bank. MOSH CEO Bruce Fafard said the board wants to build a new $80 million facility on about four acres […]

New tables, chairs and trash cans coming to Balis Park

Thanks to the City of Jacksonville Parks Department, Christmas is coming early to San Marco Square in the form of new chairs and garbage cans in Balis Park. In late October or early November, seating for 12 will be available under the trees near the back of the gazebo, said Joe Carlucci, president of the […]

DIA launches investor-focused website

The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA), the City of Jacksonville’s sole economic development and community redevelopment agency for Downtown, announced the launch of its new, investor-focused website in October. The new website,, was designed to offer a user-friendly experience with unique tools aimed at attracting investment and promoting Downtown Jacksonville nationwide.  “Downtown Jacksonville continues to […]

New coalition advocates for public green space along river

New coalition advocates for public green space along river

A new coalition of nonprofits – Riverfront Parks Now – is advocating for a network of public green space and active parks along the St. Johns River in Downtown as a way to improve public access and create resiliency. Nancy Powell, executive director of Scenic Jacksonville, said other cities have done it successfully and found […]

Dredging nearly finished on Millers Creek

Dredging nearly finished on Millers Creek

Once its contract was signed, Brance Diversified, Inc. – known as BDI – let no grass grow under its feet when it came to taking over the job of dredging Millers Creek. The Millers Creek Special Tax District Board voted to hire BDI at its meeting Sept. 21, and dredging equipment was visible in the […]

Councilwoman spearheads playground improvements in district

Councilwoman spearheads playground improvements in district

If District 5 City Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber has a mission, it is to improve the playgrounds in her district.  Whether it be Crabtree Park in Lakewood, Angelina Danese Park on St. Augustine Road in San Marco, or Friendship Park on the South Bank, Cumber has been doing her best to ensure the children in her […]

Nonprofit expresses concern as blood supply depletes

LifeSouth, a nonprofit community blood center, is in emergency need for blood donors, especially those who have type O positive.  LifeSouth serves Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, Memorial Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center and Wolfson Children’s Hospital hospitals.  Although hospitals have resumed normal operations, […]

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