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Historic Doro building to be replaced by modern apartments, retail

Historic Doro building to be replaced by modern apartments, retail

Plans to demolish a historic 115-year-old building near Jacksonville’s shipyards and erect apartments in its place are moving forward even though some civic organizations and community members have called for a halt to progress on the project.  The George Doro Fixture Company building – with its unusually formal façade and ornately outlined windows and sign […]

Local artists celebrate Talbot Avenue mural

Local artists celebrate  Talbot Avenue mural

A crowd of 75 residents attended a concert/poetry reading on Talbot Street to celebrate the unveiling of “Swan Dive,” a colorful, eclectic mural painted on a 140-foot fence owned by Ron and Christine Rothburg. Playing at the concert was the band, “Something and the Others,” that includes three musicians that also painted the mural. Bryn […]

Changes coming soon to Murray Hill

Changes coming soon to Murray Hill

Murray Hill’s thriving Edgewood corridor will soon get busier, as plans for new businesses, a new place for families to live, and preparation for new public artwork is put into place.  Residents will soon see the gap Jones College Edgewood campus once occupied fill up with a new retail storage unit complex and a new […]

SMPS presents beautification awards during virtual annual meeting

SMPS presents beautification awards during virtual annual meeting

The San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS) successfully passed the torch to a new slate of officers and congratulated nine beautification winners as it held its first virtual annual meeting June 11, which was livestreamed over Facebook Live. Former SMPS President Linzee Ott oversaw a virtual vote, which subsequently elected four San Marco residents – Chris […]

Residents expand lawsuit against San Jose Estates development

Residents expand lawsuit against San Jose Estates development

If they say a picture is worth 1,000 words, Kevin Schoeppel says he has photographs to show the court that are worth 10,000.  As the lawyer representing Kevin Conner and Lynne and David Robison of the San Jose Forest Subdivision, who are suing the developer of San Jose Estates LLC for water damage to their […]

Plans for pedestrian-friendly JEA headquarters move forward

Plans for pedestrian-friendly JEA headquarters move forward

The Jacksonville Electric Authority is closer to starting construction on a sleek new multi-story headquarters and parking garage downtown, after the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) gave its final approval to the project June 12, although the final version will not be as tall as developers had originally envisioned. Last year, plans for the headquarters […]

Protesters remain calm as they march in San Marco

Protesters remain calm as they march in San Marco

Although rumors on social media tried to fuel fear among residents who didn’t know what to expect, San Marco’s “I Can’t Breathe Solidarity Reflection Walk,” which took place in George Floyd’s honor, turned out to be exactly what it was advertised to be, a peaceful protest. On June 3, between 1,500 and 3,000 community members […]

Residents to go to court to resolve contract dispute with dredging company

Residents to go to court to resolve contract dispute with dredging company

Millers Creek Special Tax District residents were “furious,” to learn the Texas-based company they had contracted with to dredge the waterway by their homes had walked off the job in early March citing the COVID-19 pandemic and has filed a lawsuit to terminate its contract, while demanding the board pay $250 an hour in standby […]

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