William Hoff

donated via 2017-06-17 10:00:27 -0400

Off-Duty Officer Fund - Single Donation

The Off-Duty Officer Fund pays for additional police patrol coverage in our neighborhood during certain times of year when criminal activity in Jacksonville usually trends upward, such as summers and holidays. We also have the ability to direct our off-duty officers to target specific concerns or locations reported by residents, if needed. This service is in addition to the regular police patrol coverage in our area. The Off-Duty Officer Fund is 100% funded by neighbors and community partners. Questions? Let us know. Thank you for donating below!

Residents may also wish to attend monthly Sheriffs Watch meetings, where they meet with local law enforcement to discuss any concerns, ask questions and share information.  Our area's Sheriff Watch meetings are the third Tuesday of the each month, 6pm, on the second floor of the Robert F Kennedy Community Center (1133 Ionia Street).

published Make a Donation 2017-06-13 22:14:32 -0400

Make a Donation

Donations to SPAR Council are 100% tax deductible and go towards the programs, activities and efforts that preserve and build community in the Springfield Historic District community.

The form on this page is for general donations to SPAR, and will be allocated to the most pressing need.

To donate to the Off-Duty Officer Fund specifically, choose either a one-time donation or a reoccuring donation.

published SAMBA Membership Directory in Business 2017-03-28 22:20:03 -0400

SAMBA Membership Directory


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Ed Akers, Realtor
3610 St. Johns Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Auntie Peaches
1831 N. Pearl St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Avela Day Spa
1445 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
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Belle Epoque Realty Services
The Block Skate Supply
1717 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Catlin Truck Accessories
1215 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
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Cavendish Partners
25 N. Market St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
The Cured Nail
Historic Springfield
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Florida Pump Service
192 Industrial Loop
Orange Park, FL 32073
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Flour & Fig Bakehouse
1715 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Gator Auto Insurance Agency
1606 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Great Expectations Auction & Estate Services
515 E. 9th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
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Hyperion Brewing Company
1740 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Anne Karch, LMT
The Landscape Express
310 E. 3rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
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Locke Roofing
1010 E. Adams St. Suite 224
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Macmaddies Repurposed Design
44 E. 5th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Marietta Sand Corporation
377 Agmac Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32254
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 Operation New Hope
1830 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Pat Nodurft
1726 Walnut St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Paulk Reinschmidt, CPA
720 St. Johns Bluff Rd. N Ste 4
Jacksonville, FL 32225
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Petra Management, Inc.
2440 Mayport Road, Suite 7
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Renee Parenteau Photography
55 E. 3rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
The Sanctuary on 8th Street
120 E. 8th St.
Jacksonville, FL  32206
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 Social Grounds Coffee
1712 N. Main Street
Jacksonville, FL  32206
Southern Fumigation
522 E Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, FL 32063
Southern Moss Realty
1501 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
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Strings Sports Brewery
1850 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Superior Fence and Rail
5470 Highway Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32254
 Swisher International
459 E. 16th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
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Terra Wise Homes
1321 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Trautmann & Company, LLC
9378 Arlington Expressway #337
Jacksonville, FL  32225
USA Insulation of Jax
5771 Mining Terrace #103
Jacksonville, FL 32257
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VyStar Credit Union
1700 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL  32206
 Watson Realty Southside
4540 Southside Blvd. Ste. 1
Jacksonville FL 32216
The Whole Story Home Inspection, LLC








published Business 2017-03-21 23:07:13 -0400


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Springfield Area Merchants and Business Association (SAMBA) works to:

  • Promote civic pride and awareness of Springfield’s assets, particularly those of the business community, through marketing, fundraising and cultural participation; 
  • Recruits professionals and business owners to open offices and retail establishments in our area to provide a greater range of goods and services and job opportunities;
  • Collaborates with other neighborhood organizations and government agencies on projects designed to enhance the quality of life in our business district and surrounding neighborhoods; and
  • Offers educational and networking opportunities to member businesses.

Connect with SAMBA

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Click here for the SAMBA membership directory


  • $50/year - General Member
    Invited to meetings, receive newsletters and updates, able to vote during meetings

  • $100/year - Associate Member
    All General Member benefits, plus: business included in directory, business links on website, inclusion in SAMBA sponsored events

  • $250/year - Executive Member
    All Associate Member benefits, plus: ability to attend Jax Chamber events on behalf of SAMBA

Make a donation below at your desired level of SAMBA membership.

published What We Do in About Us 2013-03-16 22:39:49 -0400

What We Do


"The mission of SPAR is to ensure Historic Springfield is a preferred place to live and do business by leading programs that drive the preservation, revitalization, and balanced growth of our community."

Since 1974, we have facilitated positive change in the Springfield Historic District through a variety of roles and initiatives. Through the decades, these actions have taken different forms, from painstaking documentation to sweat soaked service. We're your neighborhood advocate. In 2014, SPAR is organized around five important themes:

  1. Preservation — As Jacksonville's oldest existing neighborhood, circa 1869, Springfield contains a diverse catalogue of architectural styles and treasures. But it's not just the Victorian, Prairie and Colonial houses that make the neighborhood special, it's also the mature tree canopy and historic streetscapes that are worth protecting. Our Design and Review Committee provides expert opinion to residents, developers and city officials alike on aesthetic design issues in the historic district, which help preserve our neighborhood’s unique character. In addition, we host annual Home Tours which showcase the neighborhood’s eclectic nature and encourages new restorations in the community.

  2. Quality-of-Life - By focusing on public safety, we have helped to create a more comfortable neighborhood environment. Our Block Captain program coordinates with residents and volunteers to tackle Neighborhood Clean Up projects, Neighborhood Watch, and works closely with local law enforcement. But Quality-of-Life is so much more than that. Improving our storied "Emerald Necklace" park system, and making our streets pedestrian and bicycle friendly also add value to our neighborhood fabric.

  3. Commercial Revitalization — We have partnered with the Springfield Area Merchants and Business Association (SAMBA) to support our existing businesses and encourage new business, both big and small, to take root in the neighborhood. Now a Spar affiliate, SAMBA promotes neighborhood businesses and can help guide those interested in setting up shop in Springfield. In addition, we use the SPAR building not only as our home office, but also as an incubator for a variety of small businesses.

  4. Civic Advocacy - Whether discreet or public, communication with elected representatives, state and federal agencies, and the City of Jacksonville is essential to ensure effective representation in issues impacting our neighborhood. Our Board and committee chairs make this a priority, and also spark residents to engage in the process when appropriate.
  5. Connecting - Through our e-newsletter, email updates, website, and social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, we inform and connect residents with local happenings and each other. By hosting office hours, returning phone calls, and answering email inquiries, we connect with residents, media, and the general public by providing valuable information and guidance. We take the responsibility of being a neighborhood resource seriously.

Join us and help Historic Springfield become the neighborhood you want to see.

published Events Committee in Committees 2013-03-16 21:37:10 -0400

Events Committee


Our community is a social one, with a plethora of events throughout the year to enjoy - which require planning!

The Annual Tour of Homes, July 4th Throwback Baseball Game, Jacksonville PorchFest and other events depend on volunteers to coordinate and plan. If you have a knack for organizing events, or just want to lend a hand, there's a spot for you!

Send us an email to let us know.

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