San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

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

Historic incentives breath life into urban development

Historic incentives breath life into urban development

Preserving historic buildings is a key element to the redevelopment of downtown and now there’s a new tool available in the form of city incentives that will help cover some of the extra expenses that come with refurbishing an old building.  The incentives were approved by the City Council in October, and Lori Boyer, CEO […]

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

With just a week to go before the Thanksgiving holiday, Balis Park in San Marco was beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thanks to the ladies from the San Marco Garden Circle. Led by Ginny Taylor and Elizabeth McGraw, co-chairs of the Circle’s Holiday Decorating Committee, 10 members of the gardening group gathered on […]

Publix is finally coming to East San Marco

Publix is finally coming to East San Marco

The East San Marco Shopping Center will break ground in January 2021, and Publix is slated to be the anchor store, a representative from Regency Centers told a group of San Marco Merchants at their meeting Nov. 11.   During a hybrid Zoom and in-person meeting of the San Marco Merchants Association (SMMA) at Southside […]

Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s ‘bridge of hope’ to the future

Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s ‘bridge of hope’ to the future

Wolfson Children’s Hospital President Michael Aubin called it a “big deal” when medical center employees made their inaugural trek through the new skybridge over Palm Avenue Oct. 30. The glassed-in pedestrian walkway connects the P2 Parking garage with what will soon be the new Wolfson Children’s Hospital entrance and critical care tower. Although the new […]

Khan’s donation to aid museum move to Northbank

Khan’s donation to aid museum move to Northbank

With a little help from a $5 million donation courtesy of Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his family, the Museum of Science and History has launched its new fundraising campaign to assist in funding the museum’s move to the Northbank. MOSH Genesis is the new name for the $20 million capital campaign launched last year […]

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 […]