San Marco

Zarka with cases of beer and candy
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Two San Marco restaurants that were badly damaged Hurricane Irma are reopening this Thursday, Feb. 8, nearly five months after the St. Johns River flooded the Jacksonville neighborhood.

Modern Cities

A new year promises to bring lots of new development to Jacksonville’s Urban Core.

In this week’s Business Brief, Bill Delaney of Modern Cities tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo about some of the major projects on the horizon.


WJCT

Monday on First Coast Connect we were joined by First Coast News reporter/producer Anne Schindler to talk about the documentary on the flooding from Hurricane Irma the station will air on Thanksgiving (01:09).    

 

Ahead of his appearance this week in Jacksonville we spoke with author and parenting expert David Thomas (24:55).      

We heard about this week’s 100th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Gratitude Service with One Jax Executive Director Nancy Broner, Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church Pastor Kyle Reese and Rabbi Matt Cohen from Congregation Ahavath Chesed - The Temple (35:44).   

Cole Pepper talked about wild win by the Jaguars on Sunday and big changes on the college football front moving towards the College Football Playoff (46:00).  

 


 

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

As many businesses remain shut after Hurricane Irma flooded Jacksonville neighborhoods, their neighbors are stepping up to offer a portion of their sales to help them recover, now through the end of this month.

San Marco FEMA trailer
Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Residents on the First Coast are being encouraged to apply for federal disaster relief online or by phone after Hurricane Irma left behind damaged homes, record flooding, and power outages.

Those without internet or telephone access can also get help in person at a number of pop-up Federal Emergency Management Agency centers.


aerial photo of highway project
Florida Department of Transportation

The massive Overland Bridge construction project on I-95 in downtown Jacksonville is set to wrap up in a couple of months.

Modern Cities co-founder Ennis Davis said a new exit at Atlantic Boulevard is expected to spur development around San Marco and St. Nicholas.


Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that opens the door for smaller eateries in three Jacksonville neighborhoods to serve mixed drinks.

Wikimedia Commons

Smaller restaurants in historic Jacksonville neighborhoods could soon serve liquor under a bill heading to the Florida Legislature.

San Marco lion fountain
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

A long-planned mixed-use development called East San Marco is finally proceeding in the historic Jacksonville neighborhood after building permits were issued last week.

WJXT

Update 10:00 a.m. After two successful water quality tests, JEA lifted the boil water notice Tuesday night. 

The bacteriological survey showed water is safe to drink, but it's recommended customers flush water lines for three minutes after water returns to remove any air and possible sediments from the lines.

JEA originally planned to repair the water main, but upon further inspection, crews have decided to replace the entire section of the pipe and "reposition it to prevent further breaks," JEA Spokeswoman Gerri Boyce said in an email. "Since this is now a project and not just a repair, the timeline has been lengthened."

Popular Popsicle Shop To Open In San Marco

Aug 5, 2016
Contributed Photo

Fans of made-from-scratch popsicles in flavors like strawberry basil and champagne mango will soon be able to get their fix in San Marco.

Vince Kong / WJCT

JACKSONVILLE - Months after numerous neighborhoods around Jacksonville were flooded with fliers for the Ku Klux Klan, more fliers popped up Sunday morning in San Marco and Riverside.

Lindsay Hardee

A Coastal Flood Advisory from the National Weather Service is in effect in the San Marco and Ortega neighborhoods of Jacksonville through at least the middle of next week.

Lindsay Hardee lives about a block away from the river in San Marco. She says the road has been so flooded, she found a fish in the road. And sure enough, a few yards away from where she’s standing, a six-inch gray fish is baking in the sun.


Weather Service Confirms Tornado Hit San Marco Saturday

Apr 26, 2015
clouds
Austin Luffman via News4Jax

The National Weather Service has confirmed it was an EF-1 tornado with winds of 104 mph that left a path of destruction across San Marco and the Southside over the weekend.

The tornado developed along the eastern shore of the St. Johns River and moved east-southeast for 3.45 miles, weather officials said. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down. There was substantial roof damage to several businesses near Philips Highway.

Tim Heath / KCCS, Inc.

On ramps from Atlantic Blvd. and Philips Hwy. onto Interstate 95 northbound were reopened this morning at around 5:15 a.m. following overnight emergency repairs, according to our news partner News4Jax.