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Big changes coming to Roosevelt Square Mall

Big changes coming to Roosevelt Square Mall

Signs have been posted recently at entrances to the Roosevelt Square Mall that indicate residential may be part of the plan. While sources at Dewberry Capital aren’t forthcoming with details at this time, renderings indicate…

Dredging plans for Lakewood area creek lack cohesive desire by residents

Dredging plans for Lakewood area creek lack cohesive desire by residents

The lack of flow in once-navigable Christopher Creek begs for dredging, but while there are several options available which could make that happen, there is no cohesive wish among property owners on the Lakewood area…

Business association seeks to rebrand Philips corridor as San Marco East

Business association seeks to rebrand Philips corridor as San Marco East

It’s been called Jacksonville’s “Miracle Mile” and more recently by locals, “Hooker Highway,” the northernmost stretch of US-1/Philips Highway, between Emerson Road and Atlantic Boulevard. But if a growing group of Philips Highway business owners…

Street flooding fix still nearly three years out

Street flooding fix still nearly three years out

With the memories of Hurricane Irma still fresh, some San Marco residents and business owners are nervous about whether the City of Jacksonville is prepared to deal with this year’s hurricane season. A reported one-hour…

Preservation of downtown landmarks key for developer

Preservation of downtown landmarks key for developer

Steve Atkins doesn’t mind giving credit where credit is due. In fact, the longtime Miramar resident is quick to say the success of his latest venture – rehabilitating the Barnett National Bank Building and the…

Traffic study supports need for crosswalk on Herschel Street

Traffic study supports need for crosswalk on Herschel Street

Spurred by a fatal accident in early March outside their Herschel Street business, staff at Soluna Yoga+Spa started a petition to make the heavily traveled state road safer for pedestrians by having crosswalks installed. A…

Fishweir Creek restoration project moves into next phase with partnership agreement

Fishweir Creek restoration project moves into next phase with partnership agreement

In a few years, residents along Fishweir Creek may have an opportunity to swim with a manatee – that is if they aren’t concerned about the gators. Big Fishweir Creek is classified by the Florida…

San Marco Promenade apartments under development

San Marco Promenade apartments under development

Nearly a year after receiving approval from the City of Jacksonville’s Planning Commission to swap locations of two phases of a $33.35 million project for a residential community east of San Marco’s Alexandria Oaks Park,…

Kompan playground equipment coming to Landon Park this summer

Kompan playground equipment coming to Landon Park this summer

One of San Marco’s favorite places to play is getting a facelift. To become compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Jacksonville plans to refurbish Landon Park this summer. Included in…

Residents offended by compensation offered by developer for damages

Residents offended by compensation offered by developer for damages

As far as Lynne Robison and her Madrid Avenue neighbors were concerned, the offer was “outrageous” and “insulting.” After suffering soggy grass and standing water in their backyards for more than a year, Robison and…

New JEA pump station generators drawing ire

New JEA pump station generators drawing ire

Following the recent installation of a new electric generator that will supply back-up power for a Jacksonville Energy Authority (JEA) lift station at the end of Mallory Street, some residents were more than dismayed to…

Roosevelt Square Mall renovations underway

Roosevelt Square Mall renovations underway

Amid speculation about plans for the Roosevelt Square Mall, a spokesperson for Dewberry Capital Corp. is setting the record straight. Douglas German, a nephew of the company’s president, John Dewberry, said last month the company…

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