Matt Carlucci

JAMM Session: Historical Society moves forward on plans for music museum and venue

JAMM Session: Historical Society moves forward on plans for music museum and venue

The Jacksonville Historical Society is moving forward with plans to transform the Florida Casket Company building into a music museum and venue. The working title for this future space is the Jacksonville Area Music Museum (JAMM). The Jacksonville Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) granted conceptual approval for JHS’s plans for the museum in June. “This […]

Gaffney withdraws downtown self-storage bill

Gaffney withdraws downtown self-storage bill

Last month City Councilman Reggie Gaffney withdrew a bill to bring more self-storage facilities into the downtown overlay district to applause during the July 19 meeting of the council’s Land Use and Zoning (LUZ) Committee and the full city council followed suit seven days later. The acclaim came because the measure was opposed by many […]

Community group makes progress in restricting 5G equipment

Community group makes progress in restricting 5G equipment

Jacksonville City Council members and members of the Stop 5G Jax group are working together to keep large telecommunication equipment out of residential neighborhoods and other areas where they could become an eyesore.  Duval County has an ordinance in place that echoes state and federal legislation that allows telecommunications companies seeking to create a new […]

City Council approves Park Place San Marco

City Council approves Park Place San Marco

Right Size San Marco threatens to appeal decision Residential construction may soon be coming to San Marco Square. Despite objections from the San Marco Preservation Society and the neighborhood group, Right Size San Marco, South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church has persevered to see the Jacksonville City Council approve its bid to rezone its nearly three-acre property […]

With new City resiliency committee, Carlucci aims to mitigate flooding

With new City resiliency committee, Carlucci aims to mitigate flooding

It’s no secret Jacksonville is a city that is dangerously flood prone. In many areas of the historic districts, summer showers cause nuisance flooding. Even a weak hurricane can cause potentially catastrophic damage. In 2013, a Duval County report showed a 20-foot storm surge along the St. Johns River could be caused by a Category […]

Local leaders oppose J-1 bill

Local leaders oppose J-1 bill

It’s the time of year for new resolutions, but some City Council members are thinking back to past resolutions and what they might mean for voters and the local school district this coming November. Last year, At-Large, Group 4 Councilman Matt Carlucci of San Marco introduced a resolution to the City Council that opposed a […]

Residents share concerns during DeFoor Town Hall

Residents share concerns during DeFoor Town Hall

More than 100 residents, city and elected officials, including At-Large City Council Members Matt Carlucci and Tommy Hazouri gathered for Councilwoman Randy DeFoor’s first area town hall since her election in May of this year. The meeting was conducted at Riverside Presbyterian Church Oct. 24. During the meeting, DeFoor, who represents District 14, and others […]

The Way We Were: Michael Trower Carlucci

The Way We Were: Michael Trower Carlucci

The San Marco area was a completely different world 60 years ago, filled with the imaginings of an atomic age side-by-side with hand-mixed cherry cokes, gender-divided dances, and freedom from parental oversight.  The Bolles School was still a military school, Jacksonville International Airport was called Imeson, and kindergarteners still pedaled around on Schwinn bicycles unaccompanied, […]

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