San Marco

State Sides With City, Developer In Park Place At San Marco

Sep 14, 2020
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State officials have upheld an administrative law judge’s recommendation that allows the proposed Park Place at San Marco apartment community to proceed as designed. 

The State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued a final o

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San Marco merchants, customers, residents and visitors are noticing work at the East San Marco site, the high-profile property at Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard that has been the target of development for almost 20 years.

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San Marco East appears to be back on track.

City Council Approves Park Place At San Marco Apartments

Feb 26, 2020
A rendering of Park Place at San Marco apartments.
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Plans to redevelop a section of the South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church property into the Park Place at San Marco apartments was approved Feb. 25 by City Council. 

San Marco Reddi-Arts Redevelopment Plan Wins Conceptual Approval

Dec 16, 2019
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The Downtown Development Review Board gave conceptual approval Dec. 12 to Chase Properties Inc.’s plans to redevelop Reddi-Arts in San Marco as shops and restaurants.

Business Brief: Developer Wants To Transform Reddi-Arts Property Into 2 Restaurants

Nov 15, 2019
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The Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville-based Chase Properties Inc. is finalizing an agreement to purchase Reddi-Arts at 1037 Hendricks Ave. in San Marco and redevelop the property into two restaurants.

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Stores could be open for business by the end of 2021 at East San Marco.

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Publix is taking its proposed East San Marco supermarket to another level.

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The former owners of The Jacksonville Landing have acquired a collection of some of San Marco Square's most iconic buildings.

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Throughout its three decades of selling sandwiches and beer in the River City, European Street Cafe carried gourmet candy from around the world. But now the Jacksonville institution is expanding its operation with European Street Sweets.

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Some San Marco residents and business owners are against the City of Jacksonville’s proposed closure of a railroad crossing next to a busy area that includes multiple restaurants.

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The City of Jacksonville is asking to close a railroad crossing in San Marco next to a busy retail center.  

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The next phase of the San Marco Train Station development on Hendricks Avenue is getting underway.

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With Publix Super Markets Inc. renovating stores around Jacksonville and preparing to open more, including its first area GreenWise Market in Nocatee, the topic naturally surfaced.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Artisan food is proving to be good business for a cluster of small-scale producers in the San Marco area.

The handcrafted food trend that’s taking hold there could help propel those businesses beyond Jacksonville, according to Mike Field, co-founder of Modern Cities. 

Taverna Wins Zoning Exception For San Marco Expansion

Sep 25, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Planning Commission has approved a zoning exception that allows Taverna restaurant in San Marco Square to expand into an adjoining retail space, according to our Jacksonville Daily Record news partner.

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A year ago this week Hurricane Irma caused record flooding in many parts of Jacksonville, and some business owners are still dealing with the storm’s effects.

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Pet Paradise Resort and Day Spa, the Jacksonville-based developer and owner of boarding and day care for dogs and cats, intends to relocate its headquarters to San Marco.

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Cline’s Custom Meats will lease space in San Marco at 1625 Hendricks Ave., where La Nopalera operated before moving a few blocks north.

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A year after a deal for apartments fell through, and 16 years after potential development first surfaced, it looks as if East San Marco will soon rise — with retail.

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Modern Cities

As road work nears completion on I-95 in downtown Jacksonville, a new interchange on the border of San Marco and St. Nicholas is spurring major development there.

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.

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

Bill Delaney of The Jaxson tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo about some of the major projects on the horizon.

Flooding in San Marco during Hurricane Irma.
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

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.

The Jaxson 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.

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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.