Jacksonville

Zarkis named as new city bike/ped coordinator

Stephanie Zarkis, Jacksonville’s new Bicycle and Pedestrian coordinator, is serious about doing everything she can to make the city safer for those traveling on two wheels or two legs. “I am excited for this new opportunity,” said Zarkis who worked in the City’s Transportation and Planning Division for the past two and a half years. […]

Brooklyn turnaround continues with another Hallmark development

Brooklyn turnaround continues with another Hallmark development

Ground is being moved around for Vista Brooklyn, a 308-unit mixed-use development at 200 Riverside Ave., immediately north of 220 Riverside/Unity Plaza and across the street from the Winston Family YMCA, as site work begins.  The $55 million joint venture between Jacksonville-based Hallmark Partners and Nashville-based Bristol Development Group includes private equity firm MountainStar Capital, […]

Baptist to reorient campus with new Wolfson critical care tower

Baptist to reorient campus with new Wolfson critical care tower

Southbank’s concrete jungle of parking lots and high-rise buildings will get a touch of green space this spring when Baptist Health begins construction on a new $187 million Critical Care Tower at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, which will include a spacious park-like entrance to its medical campus. The new seven-story building will include a five-floor critical […]

At-Large candidates vie for San Marco’s Vote

At-Large candidates vie for San Marco’s Vote

Violent crime is the most pressing issue facing Jacksonville today agreed more than half of the At-Large City Council candidates during a Candidates Forum hosted by the San Marco Preservation Society Feb. 11. Thirteen of the 16 candidates who qualified to run At-Large shared their views before a capacity audience of San Marco voters in […]

Baptist Convention buildings razed, plans in the works

Baptist Convention buildings razed, plans in the works

The walls were tumbling down at the old Florida Baptist Convention Center site at 1230 Hendricks Ave. in late February as developers made way to build more residential apartments and retail space in the South Jacksonville area. In June 2017, Florida Baptist Convention Inc. sold the property to Chadbourne II LLC for $6.15 million, according […]

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 […]