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Old San Jose Stacking Lane helps to relieve morning back-ups

The new stacking lane on the northbound side of Old San Jose at the entrance to Hendricks Elementary opened in December and has proven to help relieve morning traffic back-ups on the roadway. The project is designed to allow parents … Continue reading

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Riverplace Boulevard “Road Diet”

The Riverplace Boulevard “Road Diet” is a project dating back several years and was an outgrowth of JTA’s public outreach meeting on their Southeast Bus Rapid Transit route. The bus route, which utilizes RIverplace Boulevard, initially contemplated a dedicated bus … Continue reading

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Pine Forest Sidewalks and Park improvements

Back in the summer of 2016, I had reached out to residents in Pine Forest regarding their top priorities for improvements in the vicinity of the school and park. We had available funds left over from a prior grant and … Continue reading

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Hendricks Resurfacing- Cornell to San Marco Blvd.

I am sure you have the JEA project along Hendricks Avenue north of University Boulevard which has been ongoing for the last several months. That project was coordinated with an FDOT project to re-surface the roadway. Upon completion of the … Continue reading

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University Boulevard Crosswalk in Lakewood

For more than three years I have been trying to get a crosswalk installed near the Lakewood shopping center. The Lakewood Town Center Plan recommended this years ago along with other improvements along University. The Town Center Plan can be … Continue reading

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Cuba Hunter Park- Art in Public Places

Jacksonville has had a long standing requirement that a small portion of the construction cost of every new building or facility is to be used for public art. When the facilities were constructed at Cuba Hunter Park, it was no … Continue reading

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Overland Bridge

The Overland Bridge project is nearing completion of the construction Phase. FDOT currently estimate a spring 2018 completion date. There are some amazing photos of the progress on the project website: http://www.i95overlandbridge.com/photos.shtml The landscape phase of the project is currently … Continue reading

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After School Programming returns to Dupont Middle

In late September, I was contacted by Ashley Smith Juarez, our district School Board member, regarding the elimination of Dupont Middle School’s after-school program. Apparently, due in part to a change in non-profit providers and in part to a change … Continue reading

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Southbank Parking

You may recall an update I posted in March 0f 2016 regarding the potential public parking available under the Overland Bridge. You can find that article here: http://loriboyer.org/?p=1534 Working with the Mayor’s Office, FDOT, and the Downtown Investment Authority we … Continue reading

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Zoning and Land Use changes proposed for Southside Assembly of God land and adjacent parcels

Applications have been filed to change the Land Use designation and Zoning of several parcels on the South Side of Atlantic Boulevard between Kings Ave. and the railroad tracks. The proposed rezoning is to allow primarily residential uses on the … Continue reading

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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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