International Flavors and Fragrances

The International Flavors & Fragrances factory at 2051 Lane Ave. North.
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union


After hiring a consultant to conduct tests, a local chemical company is suggesting that it’s not responsible for the foul odors that have been plaguing Murray Hill and surrounding neighborhoods, but residents who have experienced the smell are far from convinced.

Murray Hill mural
Murray Hill Preservation Society


A federal judge has thrown out a class action lawsuit filed by residents of Murray Hill against a local chemical company, but he’s giving them until Jan. 22 to fix the issues with the complaint and refile it.

Murray Hill mural
Murray Hill Preservation Society


The Jacksonville Environmental Quality Division (EQD) is investigating a chemical smell in Murray Hill, which in some cases is manifesting in a visible plume that makes it difficult to breathe and stings the skin. Some residents have said this issue has persisted for years.