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Ortega Point utility project taking shape

Ortega Point utility project taking shape

Heart Utilities of Jax crews were hard at work April 29, installing historic-style “acorn” street lights as part of a neighborhood-driven project to underground utilities in Ortega Point North. The subcontractor for the JEA is making progress in phases, as work to install new electric conduit, transformers, cables and manholes continues. Construction crews have remained […]

Families turn out to adopt Boone Park trees

Families turn out to  adopt Boone Park trees

The Friends of Boone Park South, JEA, Greenscape and a large group of area residents gathered forces at the park Feb. 8 to clean up the park and help it become more densely forested. Boone Park South is the 10-acre portion of the 28-acre park between St. Johns Avenue and Herschel Street. Families signed up […]

JEA, funding for Murray Hill light project, discussed during town hall

JEA, funding for Murray Hill light project, discussed during town hall

The now-canceled push to sell and privatize the Jacksonville Electric Authority, mooring overnight in the Ortega River, a public art project made of light that recently netted funding, and reports of crime in the neighborhood were a sampling of the issues discussed by District 14 Councilwoman Randy DeFoor, and during a well-attended town hall at […]

Despite pending JEA privatization discussion, new headquarters still a go

Despite pending JEA privatization discussion, new headquarters still a go

“All systems are a go,” for Ryan Companies when it comes to building a new headquarters for the Jacksonville Electric Authority, according to Kathy Jalivay, a spokesperson for the Minnesota-based firm. Even amidst talk of possibly rewriting the public utility’s charter, slashing JEA’s workforce by 29%, abandoning plans for the new headquarters, and having the […]

Utility conversion from ‘poles to holes’ not popular with everyone

Undergrounding lines: cosmetic vs. critical A petition signed by 75% of the property owners in Ortega Point and some blocks south of the Point will assess 100% of 122 parcels more than $20,000 each to convert overhead electric, telephone and cable television lines to underground utilities.             For some property owners, the plan to move […]

Greenscape gives away trees to keep Jacksonville green, beautiful

Greenscape gives away trees to keep Jacksonville green, beautiful

Greenscape of Jacksonville held its third annual Arbor Day Festival and Greenscape Tree Giveaway April 6 at Jessie Ball duPont Park under the Treaty Oak. The family-focused fundraising event recognized Jacksonville’s official Arbor Day. It was sponsored by Live Oak Contracting, JEA and International Papers. Activities included children’s arts and crafts and educational talks on […]

Failing selection by JEA, Balanky considers Plan B for his Kings Avenue property

Failing selection by JEA, Balanky considers Plan B for his Kings Avenue property

When the Jacksonville Energy Authority’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Ryan Companies’ plan to build its new headquarters at Block 48, land currently owned by the City of Jacksonville at 325 W. Adams St., Southbank resident and Chase Properties CEO Mike Balanky knew it was time to start thinking about a Plan B for his […]

JEA shortlists San Marco plan for new headquarters

JEA shortlists San Marco plan for new headquarters

If Michael Balanky has his way, he will build the new headquarters of the Jacksonville Energy Authority in San Marco. Balanky, a Jacksonville native and Southbank resident, is CEO and president of Chase Properties and one of three developers on the short list to win the contract to build a new corporate headquarters for the […]

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