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Hair salon approved for repurposing as animal hospital

Hair salon approved for repurposing as animal hospital

For almost 30 years the Craftsman Style bungalow at 1502 Dancy Street was a favorite place for women to get their coiffures done and to socialize.  Built 1924 on the corner of Park and Dancy, the one-story, 1,200-square-foot converted residence was the home of Tania’s Hair Studio. A victim of domestic violence in July 2016, […]

LaVilla launches 20th anniversary celebration with beautification project

LaVilla launches 20th anniversary celebration with beautification project

A collaboration between a local artist, a global company and a public middle school will result in a beautification project just in time to celebrate LaVilla School of the Arts’ 20th anniversary during the 2019-2020 school year. When Murray Hill resident Jason Tetlak’s daughter, Logan entered LaVilla in fall 2018, he offered his services as […]

Construction to begin on San Marco Crossing

Construction to begin on San Marco Crossing

San Marco Crossing, Chance Partners’ newest Jacksonville development, will begin construction on its two-building, 486-unit housing community in July. The approximately $86 million project is being developed jointly by EJF Capital LLC and Chance Partners on nearly nine acres of land that was formerly home to Southside Assemblies of God church in San Marco. The […]

City says Lakeside bridge replacement to begin this summer

City says Lakeside bridge replacement to begin this summer

The annual crop of colorful utility flags has sprung up again along Lakeside Drive between Herschel Street and Wabash Avenue. Like tulips heralding spring, those flags are alerting residents and passers-by of the start of the combined Lakeside Bridge replacement and the Lakeside sidewalk projects. The bridge project has been on the City of Jacksonville’s […]

Failing selection by JEA, Balanky considers Plan B for his Kings Avenue property

Failing selection by JEA, Balanky considers Plan B for his Kings Avenue property

When the Jacksonville Energy Authority’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Ryan Companies’ plan to build its new headquarters at Block 48, land currently owned by the City of Jacksonville at 325 W. Adams St., Southbank resident and Chase Properties CEO Mike Balanky knew it was time to start thinking about a Plan B for his […]

JEA shortlists San Marco plan for new headquarters

JEA shortlists San Marco plan for new headquarters

If Michael Balanky has his way, he will build the new headquarters of the Jacksonville Energy Authority in San Marco. Balanky, a Jacksonville native and Southbank resident, is CEO and president of Chase Properties and one of three developers on the short list to win the contract to build a new corporate headquarters for the […]

‘Building the Dream’ expansion program underway at North Florida School of Special Education

‘Building the Dream’ expansion program underway at North Florida School of Special Education

Touching and heartwarming or, as Mayor Lenny Curry said, “This is a first, this is really cool. To me, I get to see what this represents. We’ve had academics, art, music, sports…a horse that just walked down the middle of the event.” Jacksonville’s mayor was speaking about the ceremonial groundbreaking for the North Florida School […]

Tenants moving in to Avondale apartment complex

Tenants moving in to Avondale apartment complex

A multi-family apartment complex in Avondale will welcome its first tenants beginning in April. RiverVue, located on the site of the former St. Johns Village across from the Fishweir Elementary School, is now in the final inspection phase, according to Crystal Carswell, RiverVue community manager, who said seven units have been rented. The finishing touches […]

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