Park Place

Reader grateful for coverage

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you printing all of the letters you received regarding Park Place in this month’s Letters to the Editor. I am in support of the Park Place development and have been fortunate enough to find time to attend many of the council meetings on this matter.  […]

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 […]

Readers share views on Park Place at San Marco

Editor’s Note: The Resident received a flood of letters both pro and con to South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church’s request to change the zoning on its property in San Marco Square so that 133 apartments can be built within a four-story apartment building with a three-level, two-story parking garage. All letters that are received by press […]

Developer works on architectural changes amidst opposition to church development

Developer works on architectural changes amidst opposition to church development

Opposition to the effort by church elders to rezone property owned by South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church into a Planned Unit Development (PUD) is heating up as leaders of the neighborhood group Right Size San Marco aim to work with Doug Skiles, project engineer for the development team, the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS) and independent […]

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 […]

Historic San Marco church to sell land for residential development

Historic San Marco church to sell land for residential development

Dramatic change is coming to the campus of one of the oldest religious congregations in historic San Marco. South Jacksonville Presbyterian, a San Marco church that has been an important part of Jacksonville’s expansion south of the St. Johns River since the early 1900s, is downsizing. In mid-July, church trustees signed an agreement with Harbert […]