Joe Carlucci

Self-Storage Coming to the Southbank

Self-Storage Coming to the Southbank

It came down to a 30-minute discussion at the April 23 city council meeting, during which City Councilmember Joe Carlucci implored his fellow councilmembers to back him in voting against the amended PUD rezoning for the Lofts at Southbank, the mixed-use development that would bring self-storage to the Southbank alongside retail and multi-family units. Ultimately, […]

Making a Splash

Making a Splash

After three years, the Friendship Fountain along downtown’s Southbank has finally reopened. The city unveiled the updated, state-of-the-art entertainment fountain during the Sip and Stroll on Feb. 15. The 500,000-gallon fountain features a programmed light and water show with the river and city skyline as its backdrop. “When you picture Jacksonville in your mind, it’s […]

Historic Cemetery Raises Grave Concerns for Rezoning

Historic Cemetery Raises Grave Concerns for Rezoning

A proposed rezoning request for a parcel of land in San Marco continues to spur community conversations and opposition. The parcel in question is just under half an acre immediately adjacent to the historic Philips Craig Swamp Cemetery, which dates back to the 1840s. The proposed request is to change the Land Use Designation from […]

Carlucci Sees Local Progress in City Budget

Carlucci Sees Local Progress in City Budget

After hours of debate and discussion at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Jacksonville City Council approved the $1.75 billion budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 – a 14% increase from last year’s. This new budget went into effect on Oct. 1. Along with the new budget came a new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) […]

Digging Up Dirt: An update on San Marco Refresh 2.0

Digging Up Dirt: An update on San Marco Refresh 2.0

San Marco residents and visitors will see changes coming to San Marco Square as crews will begin re-landscaping work in Balis Park in the early days of November as part of San Marco Refresh 2.0. The Resident News reported last month on this collaborative initiative between the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS), San Marco Merchants […]

Traffic Congestion, Safety Concerns Lead to Removal of New Pedestrian Crossing at Wolfson

Traffic Congestion, Safety Concerns Lead to Removal of New Pedestrian Crossing at Wolfson

The new school year got off to a slow start for staff and families at Samuel W. Wolfson School for Advanced Studies as traffic features installed over the summer in front of the school on Powers Avenue caused traffic congestion and raised safety concerns. District 3 School Board Member and Wolfson parent Cynthia Pearson said […]

Carlucci hits the ground running in District 5

Carlucci hits the ground running in District 5

Councilman for District 5 Joe Carlucci has already started working on a personal project to help improve the city and continue to move it forward. He has been working with Pastor Carl Patterson of St. Nicholas Bethel Baptist Church to help restore a historic cemetery. “The cemetery was originally dedicated to African American soldiers who […]

Carlucci, Roberts participate in District 5 candidate forum

Carlucci, Roberts participate in District 5 candidate forum

The two candidates for District 5 — Republicans Morgan Roberts and Joe Carlucci — joined News4Jax anchor Kent Justice last month in a candidate forum to discuss various issue facing both the San Marco community and the city of Jacksonville. The forum took place on Thursday. Feb. 9 at the San Marco Community Center. Justice […]

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