Murray Hill

Source of Murray Hill odor issue still unresolved

Source of Murray Hill odor issue still unresolved

City study continues Since 2018, residents in Murray Hill have been complaining about noxious odors they describe similar to the scent of turpentine that they typically smell late at night, early in the morning and over weekends. Beginning in 2021, the complaints dramatically increased with residents in other urban neighborhoods such as Ortega, San Marco, […]

Murray Hill residents pursue next steps to ending ‘noxious odors’

The federal judge’s dismissal in July of a lawsuit by Murray Hill homeowners Jenny Wright, Natalie Soud, and James Cobb accusing a Westside Jacksonville chemical plant of creating ‘noxious odors’ that endanger their health, keep them from enjoying their neighborhood and negatively affecting their property values might have seemed like a death-knell for the case. […]

Inspired by a zest for life

Inspired by a zest for life

Heartspace Art founders Ian and Danielle Cleary have painted a new mural, a mural with a message. Their latest work of inspiring art can be found on a wooden slat fence in Murray Hill. The scene is of three sunflowers popping out of clouds, reaching for the sky. Danielle likens it to a metaphor for […]

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 […]

Proposed storage facility approved for Murray Hill location

Proposed storage facility approved for Murray Hill location

Not surprisingly, City of Jacksonville Zoning Administrator Sean Kelly approved an application seeking administrative deviations for a self-storage facility in Murray Hill.  It’s not surprising the project proposed by the Silverfield Group on the site of the former Jones College at Edgewood Avenue and Plymouth Street would be approved because two of the three deviations […]

Murray Hill workforce housing zoning exceptions approved

Murray Hill workforce housing zoning exceptions approved

Despite staunch objections from Murray Hill residents, the Planning Commission unanimously approved zoning exceptions at their Aug. 22 meeting that will allow TVC Development Inc., a subsidiary of Jacksonville-based developer Vestcor, to proceed with its plan to build workforce housing on the Bank of America property at 840 Edgewood Ave. S. The exceptions include a […]

Mixed-use development proposed for Bank of America property

Mixed-use development proposed for Bank of America property

The property owner of 840 Edgewood Ave. S. has applied for a zoning exception to allow TVC Development Inc., a subsidiary of Jacksonville-based developer Vestcor, to develop a mixed-use project at the site of a 63-year-old building that previously housed a Bank of America branch and a few other tenants. The application, filed July 11 […]

Opposition to self-storage facility in Murray Hill draws SRO crowd to meeting

Opposition to self-storage  facility in Murray Hill draws  SRO crowd to meeting

From parking lot to self-storage – that’s what a local developer has planned for the former Jones College Murray Hill campus unless the collective voices of Murray Hill residents, the Murray Hill Preservation Association and the Murray Hill Merchants Association have their way.  Those voices had their say at a town hall meeting sponsored by […]

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