San Marco

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 […]

Residents ask for lower speed limit on Ardsley Road

Ardsley Road residents who attended the District 5 community meeting on Jan. 17 were in agreement about the need for traffic-calming measures in their Miramar neighborhood. The meeting was led by District 5 City Councilwoman Lori Boyer and Chris LeDew, City of Jacksonville chief of traffic engineering, who described the process of approving traffic-calming requests […]

VyStar makes new branch ‘official’ with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Although the official opening was Dec. 3, 2018, VyStar Credit Union held the ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 9 in San Marco for its newest branch. Located at 1600 Hendricks Ave., across from the San Marco Branch Library, Balis Community Center and Southside Tennis Courts, the new office is the 49th branch in the VyStar family. More […]

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