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JEA completes ‘poles to holes’ utility lines conversion in Ortega Point North community

JEA completes ‘poles to holes’ utility lines conversion in Ortega Point North community

JEA, AT&T and Comcast announced on Nov. 30 their completion of work to convert the existing overhead utility lines to underground in the Ortega Point North Overhead to Underground Utility Conversion Project. They requested that any outstanding issues be reported to JEA’s Project Outreach team by Dec. 15, 2021. Upon completion of any outstanding work, […]

JEA closer to revitalizing central business district

JEA closer to revitalizing central business district

This spring saw Downtown’s central business district come a step closer toward a chance for revitalization, with full-steam-ahead progress on JEA’s sleek new, pedestrian-friendly headquarters. Ryan Companies U.S. Inc., a Minneapolis-headquartered developer, is constructing the seven-story building at 225 Pearl Street, with an adjacent parking garage that will be used by both employees and the […]

Septic tank funding to better health of residents, St. Johns River

Septic tank funding to better health of residents, St. Johns River

The City and JEA are teaming up this year to make good on a promise to protect the beauty and health of the St. Johns River, which defines and molds the historic neighborhoods. Contaminants in the river have long been a concern, especially for residents who boat on it, bike and walk to it, or […]

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 […]

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