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Chance Partners get rezoning approval for second San Marco development

Chance Partners get rezoning approval for second San Marco development

Just as construction is beginning on the old Jackson Square property, the developers, Judd Bobilin and Jeff Rosen, are launching a second residential project to the north that they envision becoming the gateway to San…

Coffee shop’s popularity creates headaches for nearby residents

Coffee shop’s popularity creates headaches for nearby residents

San Marco Place is a little street directly behind Southside Baptist Church with about a dozen houses. A street you pass without noticing it unless you’re looking for a cut-through from Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic…

Hendricks residents’ parking concerns fall on deaf ears at FDOT

Hendricks residents’ parking concerns fall on deaf ears at FDOT

Although it may be too late, Hendricks Avenue residents who live in the half-mile residential stretch between Dunsford Road and San Marco Boulevard are praying the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will yet find a…

Conflict resolution in community garden an ongoing debate

Conflict resolution in community garden an ongoing debate

Lock it up or leave it open – that’s the issue facing the Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) board of directors as they grapple with complaints of theft from the community garden at the corner of…

Waterways Commission gives Fishweir Creek dredging project ‘green light’

Waterways Commission gives Fishweir Creek dredging project ‘green light’

The long-awaited dredging of Big Fishweir Creek has inched forward with the approval by the City of Jacksonville Waterways Commission of an ordinance to authorize a partnership between the City and the Army Corps of…

RiverVue garage sparks concerns; developer adhering to plan

RiverVue garage sparks concerns;  developer  adhering to plan

After the two-story parking garage went up at RiverVue, the new apartment complex on St. Johns Avenue at Fishweir Creek, Avondale residents began “seeing red” or, more accurately, a lot of gray. When Chance Partners…

Residents threaten lawsuit unless drainage issue fixed

Residents threaten lawsuit unless drainage issue fixed

After suffering standing water and soggy grass in their backyards for nearly a year, two Madrid Avenue residents are taking legal action against the developer of San Jose Estates. On January 26, David and Lynne…

New doggy daycare to open before summers ‘dog days’ arrive

New doggy daycare to open before summers ‘dog days’ arrive

Amended Feb. 8, 2018 After housing a professional adult-attended daycare center 12 years ago, a one-story concrete building at 1075 Hendricks Ave. was proposed to be razed in 2009. Instead, for the next nine years…

Locally-produced film premieres, nears movie deal

Locally-produced  film premieres,  nears movie deal

Less than 24 hours after a private showing of the latest Duane A. Sikes Productions short film, “Ortega River Rats,” Sikes received an offer for feature film distribution from a film distributor. The premiere of…

Doggy daycare and ‘people’ pub proposed for Brooklyn area

Doggy daycare and ‘people’ pub proposed for Brooklyn area

Dog parks are great places to let your pooch romp with other four-legged friends, but what do you do in the meantime? Kanine Social thinks it may have a unique answer. Owners Daniel Moffatt and…

Former filling station to house Nashville barbecue franchise

Former filling station to house Nashville barbecue franchise

First Coast Energy, which owns and operates Daily’s convenience stores, recently demolished a long-defunct station at 5344 Ortega Blvd. to make way for a business of a different kind. Instead of putting in a Daily’s,…

More restaurants planned for Brooklyn area

More restaurants planned for Brooklyn area

City of Jacksonville property, known as the Jug Handle, in Brooklyn is being considered for commercial/retail development. The Jug Handle is used as a storm water retention basin and includes a turnoff for motorists exiting…