San Marco Preservation Society

Self-Storage Coming to the Southbank

Self-Storage Coming to the Southbank

It came down to a 30-minute discussion at the April 23 city council meeting, during which City Councilmember Joe Carlucci implored his fellow councilmembers to back him in voting against the amended PUD rezoning for the Lofts at Southbank, the mixed-use development that would bring self-storage to the Southbank alongside retail and multi-family units. Ultimately, […]

Community Opposition Remains for Southbank Self-Storage Mixed-Use

Community Opposition Remains for Southbank Self-Storage Mixed-Use

Residents of San Marco spoke in continued opposition to the PUD rezoning request for a mixed-use project featuring self-storage at Hendricks Avenue and Prudential Drive during a city council meeting Tuesday, March 26. Community Opposition Residents aren’t alone in their opposition. On March 5, the Urban Core Citizens Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC) submitted a letter […]

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. […]

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