LeAnna Cumber

More self-storage facilities downtown sparks opposition

More self-storage facilities downtown sparks opposition

With city planning officials reviewing nearly 900 more apartment units proposed in the city’s downtown districts, an Atlanta company specializing in the development of commercial land for retail and self-storage units sees dollar signs.  More specifically the company is eyeing the Southbank in San Marco. The company’s attorney, Steve Diebenow, told city council members on […]

Cumber enters Mayoral race, set to challenge the field

Cumber enters Mayoral race, set to challenge the field

Local District 5 City Council Member and San Marco resident, LeAnna Gutierrez Cumber, officially launched her candidacy for Jacksonville Mayor, March 21. The announcement came during a rally of her constituents and proud supporters, totaling about 100 guests, at a rally on the grounds of a Florida East Coast Industries property located at 7150 Philips […]

Town Hall meeting called to address pedestrian safety concerns, alter traffic patterns

Town Hall meeting called to address pedestrian safety concerns, alter traffic patterns

San Marco Blvd. – Hendricks Ave. interchange improvements presented A small group of local residents business owners gathered at Southside Baptist Church to hear about proposed changes to the San Marco Blvd. — Hendricks Ave. interchange. The intersection has long been a problem with vehicles speeding through, making difficult u-turns, and a dangerous crosswalk for […]

San Marco’s duckless Duck Pond of concern to residents

San Marco’s duckless Duck Pond of concern to residents

Hundreds of waterfowl that used to inhabit Colonial Manor Park’s iconic Duck Pond have disappeared during the past few years and nearby residents want to know the reason why. To understand possible causes for their disappearance and to lay to rest fears that toxic contaminants may have made the pond inhospitable, District 5 City Councilwoman […]

Regency Centers breaks ground at East San Marco site

Regency Centers breaks ground at East San Marco site

It’s official. The long vacant East San Marco site at the corner of Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard is finally being developed. Regency Centers Corporation called a few select dignitaries together Feb. 16 to hold the official groundbreaking event on the site of what will eventually become the East San Marco shopping center. Members of […]

New law spells out maintenance duties in San Marco Square and public right-of-ways

New law spells out maintenance duties in San Marco Square and public right-of-ways

For more than a decade, there has been a sort of informal “gentleman’s agreement” between  the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS), the San Marco Merchants Association (SMMA) and the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation Department when it came to shared responsibilities concerning the maintenance of Balis Park and the city right of ways surrounding […]

Cumber introduces city bill to beef up sex trafficking regulations

Cumber introduces city bill to beef up sex trafficking regulations

On the heels of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, District 5 Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber, who has been working on a bill to help prevent human and sex trafficking in Duval County, joined City Council President Scott Wilson and City Council Vice President Tommy Hazouri in hosting a lunch-and-learn session for their fellow council members on Feb. […]

Planning Commission green lights Park Place at San Marco

Planning Commission green lights Park Place at San Marco

In January South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church moved one step closer to receiving approval to have its nearly three-acre San Marco Square property rezoned so that a developer can purchase and build a multi-family apartment complex and parking garage on the site. After receiving approval from the Jacksonville Planning Department to transform its zoning into a […]

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