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‘No permission needed’ to cleanup anytime at parks

‘No permission needed’ to cleanup anytime at parks

Riverside Avondale Preservation’s park and coastal cleanup the morning of September 18 removed 61 garbage bags of litter and other refuse, though the 5 Points volunteers and RAP director Shannon Blankenship, site captain, accounted for roughly half the haul. They collected 31 garbage bags, but there was more interesting refuse not appropriate for a trash […]

Riverside, 5Points advocates look forward to dockage, water access

Riverside, 5Points advocates look forward to dockage, water access

Plans for a new floating dock at the end of Post Street are getting closer to fruition, to the anticipation of area residents, homeowners and business owners hoping for a new place to dock their boat for a bit or hop a ride or cruise on the water taxi connecting the North and South banks. […]

5G poles crop up in Riverside

5G poles crop up in Riverside

Tall, black, monolithic poles are starting to crop up in Riverside, and members of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) are not happy about it. In January, residents driving along Riverside Avenue at Copeland Street noticed a new black utility tower with a large box attached a third of the way up from the ground. Soon many […]

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 […]

Budget approved for 5 Points Concept Plan

Budget approved for  5 Points Concept Plan

The 5 Points Concept Plan, in the pipeline since 2013, is about to become a reality.  Bill number 2019-0505, a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) bill that contains provisions for the 5 Points improvements, was unanimously passed by City Council Sept. 24 and work is slated to begin in January.  District 14 Councilwoman Randy DeFoor, with […]

More retail, restaurant planned for 5 Points

More retail, restaurant  planned for 5 Points

Signage at a highly visible corner in the 5 Points area promotes a grand plan for redevelopment of the site of a former dermatology clinic, but there aren’t many details as yet. The Resident reached out to two NAI Hallmark associates, Austin Kay and Eric Yi, with questions about the plans and received a short […]

The Way We Were: Gunnel Kopp Humphreys

The Way We Were: Gunnel Kopp Humphreys

Gunnel Humphreys of Riverside said she has watched her favorite movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” three times. And, if anyone knows bohemian, it’s Gunnel, owner of Edge City in historic 5 Points.              The Swedish-born artist, designer, entrepreneur and trendsetter has been part of the eclectic vibe of 5 Points since she and her life partner, Tom […]

Medical aches, pains may soon be eased through marijuana retailer

Medical aches, pains may soon be eased through marijuana retailer

A medical marijuana dispensary may be coming to a location in the historic 5 Points area. An application was filed in December 2018 with the City of Jacksonville’s Planning and Development Department for modifications to the former Fans & Stove Antiques Mall building at 1059 Park St. Many residents in the Riverside/Avondale area also know […]