San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

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Downtown Dwellers announces projects, officers for New Year

Downtown Dwellers announces projects, officers for New Year

Downtown Dwellers Founder and President Sandra Fradd handed over the reins of her organization to incoming President Eric Miller during the Downtown Dwellers Annual Meeting Oct. 11 at MOSH, the Museum of Science and History on the Southbank. During the meeting, the Dwellers announced the year’s incoming board, which included Miller, Dimitri Demopoulous, Jeff Schembra, […]

Developer works on architectural changes amidst opposition to church development

Developer works on architectural changes amidst opposition to church development

Opposition to the effort by church elders to rezone property owned by South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church into a Planned Unit Development (PUD) is heating up as leaders of the neighborhood group Right Size San Marco aim to work with Doug Skiles, project engineer for the development team, the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS) and independent […]

Local leaders oppose J-1 bill

Local leaders oppose J-1 bill

It’s the time of year for new resolutions, but some City Council members are thinking back to past resolutions and what they might mean for voters and the local school district this coming November. Last year, At-Large, Group 4 Councilman Matt Carlucci of San Marco introduced a resolution to the City Council that opposed a […]

Furyk Foundation volunteers hand out 4,000 holiday food bags

Furyk Foundation volunteers hand out 4,000 holiday food bags

The Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation’s Hope for the Holidays campaign saw hundreds of volunteers putting together 4,000 holiday food bags, which were later delivered to 33 local schools and eight organizations. Nearly 400 participants met at the TPC Clubhouse in Sawgrass Dec. 11 and packed the bags for distribution in less than two hours. […]

St. John’s Cathedral honors long-time Chancellor

St. John’s Cathedral honors long-time Chancellor

St. John’s Cathedral honored prominent lawyer, community leader and Ortega resident Steve Busey in early December with a special reception to recognize his leadership that included attendance by the bishop of Florida. Busey served as chancellor for St. Johns for more than 30 years and the Cathedral Vestry recognized his commitment by naming the new […]

Fire shuts down San Marco businesses but not owners’ resolve

Fire shuts down San Marco businesses but not owners’ resolve

The owners of three local businesses in San Marco Square are hoping the community does not forget about them during this Christmas season after a fire temporarily put them out of business Nov. 2. San Marco Bookstore and The Wardroom both opened on Black Friday, Nov. 29, with The Wardroom offering a big sale to […]

Neighborhood coalition forms to fight Presbyterian Church development

Neighborhood coalition forms to fight Presbyterian Church development

If there is one thing Jon Livingston of San Marco wants to make clear, it’s that his fledging neighborhood coalition, Right Size San Marco, is not against growth or infill development. At this time, it only takes umbrage against Park Place at San Marco, a residential multi-use project consisting of 141 apartments and a four-level, […]

Developers unveil renderings of Park Place at San Marco

Developers unveil renderings of Park Place at San Marco

It was standing room only in Harvin Hall at South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church when the Harbert Realty Services development team unveiled its plans to develop 2.09 acres of the church’s campus with a $30 million, upscale 141-unit apartment complex and four-level, three-story parking garage. Nearly 300 residents filled the room, and although everyone appeared to […]

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