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Construction at 1661 brings improvements, irritation

Construction at 1661 brings improvements, irritation

Construction has entered its final phase at the condo and retail complex known as 1661 Riverside, and it’s bringing residents and merchants both pleasure and irritation. The construction includes major repairs to the mixed-use development, which was built in 2007 but suffered from water intrusion and needed complete window and door replacements. The project started […]

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 […]

Groundbreaking of roadway to Jacksonville National Cemetery

Groundbreaking of roadway to Jacksonville National Cemetery

As families celebrate veterans, they can look forward to improvements to the Jacksonville National Cemetery and the work that’s been done to honor our nation’s fallen right here in North Florida. A small crowd gathered Friday Nov. 8 for the groundbreaking of a new road, the North Jacksonville Parkway, that will make it much easier […]

Fate of former Deluxe Laundry and Cleaners building still uncertain

Fate of former Deluxe Laundry and Cleaners building still uncertain

The long vacant former Deluxe Laundry and Cleaners building has remained greatly unchanged for the past several years, except for the boards put over the windows after the building was condemned in February. But a special magistrate hearing, held Oct. 10 ruled that building owner Anthony Saleeba has 90 days to correct the building’s code […]

Residents share concerns during DeFoor Town Hall

Residents share concerns during DeFoor Town Hall

More than 100 residents, city and elected officials, including At-Large City Council Members Matt Carlucci and Tommy Hazouri gathered for Councilwoman Randy DeFoor’s first area town hall since her election in May of this year. The meeting was conducted at Riverside Presbyterian Church Oct. 24. During the meeting, DeFoor, who represents District 14, and others […]

Dredging is in process on Millers Creek

Dredging is in process on Millers Creek

The long-discussed Millers Creek dredging project became a reality in early October, when DredgIt, a fully integrated sediment management company from Houston, Texas, set up shop on land owned by Korean First Baptist Church adjacent to the creek. DredgIt started mobilizing its equipment on Sept. 30, a task that took two weeks, said Michelle Wright, […]