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Daily's proposal in LaVilla is put on hold

Downtown Development Review Board

Mayor Donna Deegan and City Council member Jimmy Peluso have called for a one-month delay in the city’s final design review of a proposed mixed-use Daily’s gas station in LaVilla for more community input.

At Deegan and Peluso’s request, the Downtown Development Review Board deferred its scheduled vote Thursday on First Coast Energy’s plan to build a three-story Daily’s with a convenience store, restaurant and Bold City Brewery on a 1.4-acre block at Bay and Broad streets.

Since January, the project has come up against criticism from people and groups working to revitalize the historic neighborhood and Downtown advocates concerned about a gas station’s effect on future pedestrian safety and accessibility plans in LaVilla.

Read the rest of this story at the Jacksonville Daily Record, a partner of WJCT News 89.9.