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Southbank Public Access/Amenity Improvements

Reprinted below is a working graphic I created to assist in discussion of existing and future Southbank Riverwalk improvements, water taxi docks, and the multi-use path that will connect the loops. The ultimate goal is a complete loop for walkers … Continue reading

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Window Displays at City Hall Highlight our History

Jacksonville has such an interesting and important history!  And while St. Augustine has claimed its history as its identity, our stories remain untold and unknown even to our residents. As a small step toward sharing several unique elements of our … Continue reading

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What Happened to the medians on San Marco Boulevard?

Just last summer it looked like this. I have received numerous calls and emails about the medians between San Marco Square and LaSalle. What happened to the lush green eco-turf called peanut sod? It should look like this, but appears … Continue reading

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Tomahawk Park

Last January, the City sent out a request to all neighborhood associations soliciting suggestions for capital repairs needed in the area. The Brierwood Association responded with a list of repairs and improvements at Tomahawk Park and I am happy to … Continue reading

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Old San Jose Stacking Lane

The contract to add the northbound stacking lane on Old San Jose near Hendricks Elementary has been executed but construction is on hold until the end of the school year. Because the location is congested, I agreed with Public Works … Continue reading

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Pine Forest Curb and Gutter/Park

As I wrote in August, the funding from a Community Development Block Grant for curb and gutter improvements in Pine Forest was re-allocated to sidewalks, crosswalks and park improvements since the funds were insufficient to construct complete curb/gutter and sidewalk … Continue reading

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Riverfront Park Bulkhead

The bulkhead at Riverfront Park along River Road has been deteriorating and we have experienced washouts several times in the past few years. Hurricane Matthew dealt the bulkhead and park a serious blow rendering it unsafe to get close to … Continue reading

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San Marco/San Jose Dog Park

For the past few months there has been a lively conversation on Next Door San Marco about the pros and cons of a new dog park.  My understanding of the request is basically an off-leash park. Dogs are allowed in … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew Clean-up and Repairs

Jacksonville was lucky and avoided the widespread destruction that Hurricane Matthew could have produced in our immediate area. Thank you to all of you for heeding evacuation orders, displaying patience with power outages, and for helping your neighbors. Nevertheless, there … Continue reading

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Baker Skinner Park

I can’t believe how much time has passed since I first allocated funds to a new batting cage at Baker Skinner. San Jose Athletic Association manages the park and the youth baseball program there. After some consideration, the Association changed … Continue reading

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Kings Avenue Crosswalk

If you have had the opportunity to visit The Bearded Pig, a popular barbeque restaurant on Kings Avenue, you have probably parked in the JTA parking lot adjacent to Kings Avenue Parking Garage. The owners have been seeking to have … Continue reading

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University Boulevard Crosswalk

You may recall that some time ago I reached out to FDOT regarding the installation of a pedestrian crosswalk across University Boulevard near Lakewood Shopping Center and Crabtree Park. There are apartments on one side of University and a park … Continue reading

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