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City to clean up Linden Avenue dump site

City to clean up Linden Avenue dump site

The Millers Creek Eco-Restoration project is not the only ecological clean-up operation going on in St. Nicholas. Very soon the City of Jacksonville plans to commence with a Remedial Action Plan to remove contaminated soils from an old dump site in the 1600 block of Linden Avenue. Located on 1.24 acres of land at the […]

Working together to preserve neighborhood histories for the future

Working together to preserve neighborhood histories for the future

As many Jacksonville neighborhoods continue to grow and change, there are some communities that strive to protect their rich histories – embracing the future while preserving the past. Although each of the communities is distinctively different, they share the common goal of preservation, planning, and sustainability.  Through the creation of Jacksonville Urban Neighborhood Coalition (JUNC), […]

Developer withdraws from multi-family project on King Street

Developer withdraws from multi-family project on King Street

Less than a month after approximately four dozen nearby property owners had gathered at Riverside Baptist Church Nov. 29 to learn about redevelopment plans for a site that Riverside Avondale Preservation calls “the heart of the Riverside Avondale historic district,” the developer announced to RAP it would withdraw from the project.  J.B. Ritz, a Jacksonville […]

Cecil Field chapel receives landmark designation

Cecil Field chapel receives landmark designation

There’s a new historic landmark that will soon be added to the record books. With the City of Jacksonville Council’s approval of Ordinance 2018-677 on Nov. 13, 2018, the Chapel of the High-Speed Pass at the POW/MIA Memorial at Cecil Field will be recorded in the official records of Duval County with local landmark status. […]

San Marco children enjoy new playground in Landon Park

San Marco children enjoy new playground in Landon Park

Dozens of neighborhood children flocked to San Marco’s Landon Park Nov. 16 to enjoy the new state-of-the-art Kompan equipment recently installed by the City of Jacksonville. “It’s been fantastic to have this here, and I like that it only took them two weeks to put it up,” said Darrell Crethers, a San Marco resident who […]

Riverkeeper urges community to make sea-level rise a priority

Riverkeeper urges community to make sea-level rise a priority

Unless City elected officials move quickly to take precautions against sea-level rise and do comprehensive mitigation to counter the Jaxport dredging project, flooding of the kind experienced in downtown Jacksonville and its historic districts during Hurricane Irma – or worse – is likely to happen again a panel of experts agreed during a River Rising […]

Baptist Health friends and family gather for time capsule opening

Baptist Health friends and family gather for time capsule opening

On Nov. 5, 2018, when top brass at Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital opened a time capsule that had been buried during the dedication of the pediatric hospital’s patient care tower a quarter of a century ago, it was as much as celebration of Wolfson’s progress as it was a family reunion. “This has […]

Murray Hill Library to celebrate 50 years of community service

Murray Hill Library to celebrate 50 years of community service

On the heels of celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jacksonville’s city-county government consolidation Oct. 1, 1968, the Murray Hill Library will celebrate its own 50th anniversary Dec. 15. The Murray Hill Library was the last branch library approved to be built in Jacksonville before consolidation. The first mention of a possible library in Murray Hill […]