San Marco

Publix finally coming to San Marco

Publix finally coming to San Marco

It looks like Publix might finally make its way to its long-awaited location in East San Marco after all. Regency Centers, owner of the property, plans to unveil plans for its 4.33-acre parcel at the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Hendricks Avenue during a special San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS) Town Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 3 […]

The Way We Were: Michael Trower Carlucci

The Way We Were: Michael Trower Carlucci

The San Marco area was a completely different world 60 years ago, filled with the imaginings of an atomic age side-by-side with hand-mixed cherry cokes, gender-divided dances, and freedom from parental oversight.  The Bolles School was still a military school, Jacksonville International Airport was called Imeson, and kindergarteners still pedaled around on Schwinn bicycles unaccompanied, […]

The Way We Were: Three Generations in San Marco

The Way We Were: Three Generations in San Marco

“Love Where You Live” is Juliette C. D. Vaughn’s mantra, both for business as a realtor and for life. Her grandparents, George and Martha Carlyon, moved to San Marco from Springfield in 1939. Three generations of Juliette’s family have attended Hendricks Avenue Elementary School. Both Juliette and her mother, Julianne “Julie” Carlyon DeJong, were born […]

San Marco garden tour wows visitors

San Marco garden tour wows visitors

Flowering plant lovers had a treat when The Garden Conservancy, in partnership with the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, sponsored tours of the lush landscaping at four San Marco area riverfront homes March 30. Included in the tour was cultivated foliage outside of the neighboring Thomas and McCalla homes in Granada and the Hardington […]

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 […]

Park enhancements limit fishing, grant boaters access to San Marco

Feedback from San Marco residents was largely favorable as City of Jacksonville officials rolled out a preliminary design of a fishing platform and floating boat dock with water-taxi stand planned for San Marco’s Riverfront Park. The design was shared during a public meeting hosted by District 5 City Councilwoman Lori Boyer Jan. 24 at Balis […]

Baptist Convention buildings razed, plans in the works

Baptist Convention buildings razed, plans in the works

The walls were tumbling down at the old Florida Baptist Convention Center site at 1230 Hendricks Ave. in late February as developers made way to build more residential apartments and retail space in the South Jacksonville area. In June 2017, Florida Baptist Convention Inc. sold the property to Chadbourne II LLC for $6.15 million, according […]

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