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Neighborhood coalition forms to fight Presbyterian Church development

Neighborhood coalition forms to fight Presbyterian Church development

If there is one thing Jon Livingston of San Marco wants to make clear, it’s that his fledging neighborhood coalition, Right Size San Marco, is not against growth or infill development. At this time, it only takes umbrage against Park Place at San Marco, a residential multi-use project consisting of 141 apartments and a four-level, […]

Developers unveil renderings of Park Place at San Marco

Developers unveil renderings of Park Place at San Marco

It was standing room only in Harvin Hall at South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church when the Harbert Realty Services development team unveiled its plans to develop 2.09 acres of the church’s campus with a $30 million, upscale 141-unit apartment complex and four-level, three-story parking garage. Nearly 300 residents filled the room, and although everyone appeared to […]

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 […]

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