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As Overland Bridge projects wraps, Fuller Warren Bridge expansion begins

As Overland Bridge projects wraps, Fuller Warren Bridge expansion begins

Whether you travel by car, bicycle, Skyway or on foot, there’s a transportation project in 2018 that will affect your life. The good news for motorists is the Overland Bridge project, which started in 2013,…

Urban core buzzing with development

Urban core buzzing  with development

It might look as if nothing is going on at The District, but looks can be deceiving. The legal infrastructure is being laid for the 30-acre riverfront development on the Southbank, according to Michael Munz,…

Southbank mega-development inching closer to project start

Southbank  mega-development  inching closer  to project start

“It’s not cast in concrete” seems to be the ongoing status when discussing the sale of Jacksonville Energy Authority land on the Southbank for the development project known as The District. Although Elements Development of…

2017 Year In Review: City officials share their noteworthy events

2017 Year In Review: City officials share their noteworthy events

If you were to ask the question “What event had the biggest impact on Jacksonville during 2017?” most residents, if not all, would answer Hurricane Irma. Without a doubt, a storm that caused the highest level…

Longtime night spot could find new life as craft brewery

Longtime night spot could find new life as craft brewery

For at least 30 of a 75-year history, the concrete block and stucco single-story adjoining buildings at Edgewood Avenue in Murray Hill have had an unsavory and sometimes notorious reputation, but now there may be…

Development Rising: Projects underway, some holding fast

Development Rising:  Projects underway, some holding fast

Whether you are positive, negative or indifferent about development projects, there’s no doubt it’s occurring in the urban core. From building projects that seem to be right in your own backyard to road projects that…

North San Marco Businesses bounce back after Irma

North San Marco Businesses bounce back after Irma

Like most of the business owners on San Marco Boulevard, Beth Handline, owner of Dance Trance, had a thriving enterprise on that road until Hurricane Irma came calling. The savagery of the hurricane’s winds and…

Coffee shop zoning creates concern, appeal filed by neighbors

Coffee shop zoning creates concern, appeal filed by neighbors

Concerns about adequate and safe parking for Bold Bean Coffee Roasters’ customers have prompted a nearby San Marco law firm and a church to file an appeal against a Planning Commission decision. Robert Harris Trust,…

Southbank developer announces new hotel project, requests extension on property purchase

Southbank developer announces new hotel project,  requests extension on  property purchase

S outhbank high-rise residents may soon get a birds-eye view of the first phase of construction at the site of The District Jacksonville—Life Well Lived (The District), the 30-acre master-planned development on the St. Johns…

5 Points Wendy’s to get a new look

5 Points Wendy’s to get a new look

Almost a year to the day residents and businesses in Riverside viewed plans and gave feedback for a brand-new Wendy’s restaurant on Park Street, the 42-year-old former structure was demolished. The demolition permit was issued…

Brooklyn area to get new self-storage facility next year

Brooklyn area to get new self-storage facility next year

More than a year after approval by the Downtown Development Review Board, a new self-storage facility is under construction at the site of what was once Knauer’s Hardware in the Brooklyn area. The Nuvo Company,…

St. Johns Quarter residents to benefit from improved storm water drainage

St. Johns Quarter residents to benefit from improved storm water drainage

For the next four months, residents on Osceola Street in Riverside will continue to be inconvenienced by road closures, noise, and torn-up sidewalks as the City of Jacksonville completes a six-month project to replace a…