St. Johns County

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The long and winding saga of Fish Island’s fate may have entered its final chapter Monday night.

New PGA Tour Headquarters Approved For Construction In Ponte Vedra Beach

Jan 22, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The PGA Tour can build its estimated $75 million global home now that St. Johns County approved a building permit Thursday for construction of the 187,000-square-foot headquarters.


St. Johns County approved construction of a Harley-Davidson dealership at 380 Outlet Mall Blvd. in St. Augustine.

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Spending a day at the seashore could get more expensive this spring, when the City of St. Augustine Beach is planning to start charging for parking.

Infrastructure Fees: A New Tool For Developers

Dec 6, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

Customers of the Walmart in The Pavilion at Durbin Park in St. Johns County will see a different kind of fee on their receipts if they buy taxable goods.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Eastland Development and Investments announced Monday that it will start construction of Bartram Market this week and that the shopping center will be anchored by Publix Super Markets Inc.


St. Johns County officials want to know how residents feel about the availability of affordable housing, and they’re inviting them to take an online survey.

Shopping Without The Drive: New St. Johns Stores Could Affect Duval

Nov 2, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

Northern St. Johns County will gain three large shopping centers. Among the anchors, the new Walmart Supercenter will open Nov. 7, according to a store representative.

11 New Tenants Revealed For The Pavilion At Durbin Creek

Oct 31, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Burlington, Five Below and Jana Japanese Steakhouse are among 11 new tenants announced Tuesday for The Pavilion at Durbin Park, the shopping center under development in northern St. Johns County.

exterior of museum
Gabrielle Garay

Police in St. Johns County are searching for a marker that had just been installed as a reminder of a lynching that had taken place on the site, off Shands Pier Road, in June of 1897.

Cinemark Building 12-Screen Theater In Northern St. Johns County

Oct 18, 2018
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Cinemark plans to open a 12-screen movie theater at The Pavilion at Durbin Park by fall 2019, the company announced Monday.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Bozard Ford Co. bought the former Gander Mountain property at 550 Outlet Mall Blvd. in St. Augustine for a Bozard Lincoln dealership.

10,700-Unit SilverLeaf Community Planned In St. Johns County

Oct 12, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

The company that developed OakLeaf Plantation in Duval and Clay counties is proposing another expansive neighborhood, this one in St. Johns with up to 10,700 residential units and 1.7 million square feet of commercial space.


St. Augustine residents can report street flooding and clogged storm drains online as they face potential high winds, heavy rain and above-average high tides brought on by Hurricane Michael.

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Plans to widen County Road 210 are in the design phase with construction expected to get underway either next year or in 2021.

St. Johns County School District

As students and teachers get ready for school to start, St. Johns County is gearing up for the many volunteers who will be helping out this year.

The PGA Tour Friday announced plans to consolidate its offices into one almost 200,000-square-foot building in Ponte Vedra Beach.

The pro-golf nonprofit also promises to expand its workforce by 300 people.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

St. Augustine Beach’s Pope Road beach access point will be closed on Nov. 27 due to a beach renourishment project.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry spent some of Friday morning going door to door at an Arlington mobile home community. His message to residents: Get out of town or go to a shelter.


Those who enjoy the resurgence of historic neighborhoods around Jacksonville’s urban core might want to thank a young professional. Their affinity for walkable areas with quirky charm is contributing to development booms in places like Murray Hill — and transforming suburban areas as well.

Town of Hastings

The small Northeast Florida town of Hastings might be dissolved for financial reasons, meaning it would become part of unincorporated St. Johns County. City Commissioners there are deciding whether to put the question on the ballot.

hand lighting marijuana joint
Chuck Grimmett via Flickr

St. Johns County officials want to hear what residents think about potential medical marijuana regulations.

Time is of the essence to pass local rules, with several marijuana bills up for consideration in Tallahassee this legislative session.

Stabler Department of Nursing / Flickr

Florida state law now allows students to cross county lines for class beginning next school year.

Highly-rated St. Johns County opened its out-of-county application process Monday.

911 Texting Available In St. Johns County

Jan 3, 2017

St. Johns County has joined a growing number of area counties offering the ability to text 911 in an emergency.

Clay and Alachua counties also offer the service.

exterior of Murray Hill Theatre
Mike via Flickr

It’s a new year, and I'm predicting big things for Northeast Florida.

Among them: the first sighting of a boom economy in a decade, high consumer confidence, more home construction and gas prices’ staying relatively low.

St. Johns County School Board Selects New Superintendent

Nov 8, 2016

Former deputy superintendent Tim Forson was selected Tuesday as the next superintendent of schools for St. Johns County. The school board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to appoint Forson and planned to begin contract negotiations immediately.

Longtime Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner announced plans to retire earlier this year.

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St. Johns County has launched a website where residents can find out when their neighborhood is scheduled for debris removal after Hurricane Matthew. 

Fifty Florida counties will open early voting locations on Monday. Here's where they are in Northeast Florida, along with times and dates they'll be open before Election Day, Nov. 8. Registered voters can choose any early voting location in the county, unlike on Election Day, when they must vote in their precinct. 

File Photo / The St. Augustine Record

Update 9:50 a.m. 9/1: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has canceled the floodplain map open house scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday evening at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall due to inclement weather as a result of Tropical Storm Hermine. The open house scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, will still take place. Additional meetings will bescheduled in the near future.  

architects' rendering of Durbin Park
Gate Petroleum

A giant shopping, office and residential development is coming to northern St. Johns County along I-95.

In this week’s Business Brief, WJCT business analyst John Burr tells News Director Jessica Palombo, that’s one of the fastest-growing areas in the state.