Matt Carlucci

Laura Street Trio Awaits Next Steps

Laura Street Trio Awaits Next Steps

Historic properties require unique financing The future of the Laura Street Trio remains in limbo as parties return to the drawing board to settle on a redevelopment agreement to help fund its adaptive reuse and restoration. New year, new deal At a Committee of the Whole meeting on Jan. 4, representatives from the development team […]

Historical Society Breaks Ground on Jacksonville History Center

Historical Society Breaks Ground on Jacksonville History Center

The Jacksonville Historical Society (JHS) held a groundbreaking ceremony last month to celebrate the first phase of work on The Jacksonville History Center – the city’s first museum dedicated to showcasing Jacksonville’s rich history. JHS board members and city officials participated in the event, held in front of the historic Florida Casket Company building on […]

City approves right-of-way funding for Lasalle Street pump station

City approves right-of-way funding for Lasalle Street pump station

The San Marco community is one step closer to seeing progress on the long-awaited pump station on Lasalle Street. In February, the Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved the appropriation of $900,000 for the right-of-way acquisition of a residential property at 936 Lasalle Street in order to begin construction of the Lasalle Street pump station, a […]

Darkness and Light: A beacon of hate unites a community and reveals the darkness of politics

Darkness and Light: A beacon of hate unites a community and reveals the darkness of politics

A beam of light momentarily turned downtown into a beacon of darkness, as antisemitic actors projected a cross and swastika across the face of the CSX building on Jan. 14. But the actors’ intended goal of hate appeared to have had the opposite effect, as the city of Jacksonville immediately rallied behind its Jewish brothers […]

Public dollars for nonprofits scrutinized, funding announced

Public dollars for nonprofits scrutinized, funding announced

Increased scrutiny and accountability have forced the hand of the Jacksonville City Council to change the way in which it funds local nonprofits. In the process of implementing change, however, the Public Service Grants (PSG) process that provides funds to help Jacksonville’s most vulnerable adults and families has been upended. On Sept. 28, 2021, when […]

Pedestrian safety for students a topic of concern

Pedestrian safety for students a topic of concern

Growth brings more traffic and distracted drivers When the new school year began, San Marco resident Dale Farrow walked with his sixth grader to make sure he and his friend knew how to approach crossing the busy streets, particular Atlantic Boulevard, to get to Landon Middle School. He did that for three weeks and spoke […]

City Council considers accessory dwelling units for housing relief

City Council considers accessory dwelling units for housing relief

Thanks in part to soaring inflation and a spike in demand exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the rising cost of housing in Jacksonville has left many residents in a tight spot. According to a recent study from researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University, the Jacksonville housing market is currently overpriced by nearly […]

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 […]

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