San Marco Preservation Society

Historic Cemetery Raises Grave Concerns for Rezoning

Historic Cemetery Raises Grave Concerns for Rezoning

A proposed rezoning request for a parcel of land in San Marco continues to spur community conversations and opposition. The parcel in question is just under half an acre immediately adjacent to the historic Philips Craig Swamp Cemetery, which dates back to the 1840s. The proposed request is to change the Land Use Designation from […]

Digging Up Dirt: An update on San Marco Refresh 2.0

Digging Up Dirt: An update on San Marco Refresh 2.0

San Marco residents and visitors will see changes coming to San Marco Square as crews will begin re-landscaping work in Balis Park in the early days of November as part of San Marco Refresh 2.0. The Resident News reported last month on this collaborative initiative between the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS), San Marco Merchants […]

Merchants Host Mix and Mingle at ForeScore Golf

Merchants Host Mix and Mingle at ForeScore Golf

On Thursday, Sept. 7, a group gathered to enjoy a drink with San Marco Merchants Association and San Marco Preservation Society. San Marco and Southbank residents, employees and business owners were in attendance to enjoy craft cocktails, wine and good company while networking with local business leaders and other local leaders. Regardless of membership in […]

San Marco stakeholders handed awards, praised for progress

San Marco stakeholders handed awards, praised for progress

It was an evening of camaraderie and congratulations as leaders of San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS) rolled out the annual meeting and beautification awards Tuesday, May 9 at Preservation Hall. Following a light wine and cheese social, Lauren Carlucci, outgoing SMPS president, kicked off the awards and talked through some of the changes and challenges […]

‘What’s Up on The SUP?’

‘What’s Up on The SUP?’

San Marco and Riverside communities celebrate the new Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path After a decade of anticipation, the Riverside, Avondale and San Marco communities celebrated the opening of the Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path, affectionately dubbed “The SUP” by neighborhood and community leaders. The Florida Department of Transportation held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, April […]

Local Folks: Linzee Ott

Local Folks: Linzee Ott

Community Engagement Coordinator at Office of the State Attorney, 4th Judicial Circuit. That’s the somewhat mysterious title held by San Marco’s very own Linzee Ott. She is often asked, “What the heck does that mean?” It’s a position that was custom made for her. She calls it “a God thing” the way the story unfolded. […]

Alford Place streetscapes improvements aim to stay true to San Marco character

Alford Place streetscapes improvements aim to stay true to San Marco character

San Marco, like other historic neighborhoods in Jacksonville, has been experiencing tremendous growth. With growth comes change, and as it changes, San Marco residents and others who are connected to its history find themselves at the crux between the economic benefits of growth and change and the potential of losing the unique characteristics that attracted […]

Preserving history in nature

Preserving history in nature

It’s a wedge-shaped stretch of green at the intersection of Kings Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard with the highway overpass looming beyond, but this small park packs a historical punch that the San Marco Garden Circle wanted to make sure was preserved and honored in a beautification/restoration project spanning the last two years. The San Marco […]

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