Banners Return to Historic Springfield

Banners_2_-_jpg.jpgSPAR Council is excited to announce that banners celebrating the Historic Springfield community will be appearing on street lamps along Eighth and Main Streets this week.

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Hyperion Brewing Company on Main Street

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A message from Hyperion Brewing Company:

Hyperion Brewing Company has chosen to lease 1740/1744 N Main Street from Petra Realty. 

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Revised Plans for Springfield Lofts

The revised plans for the Springfield Lofts project by GNP Development at 1341 Pearl Street. 1341_Pearl_(Revised)-page-001.jpg

Amended items include: 

1.       Modified the primary alley widths that will be used for circulation to 18 feet wide, per discussion with COJ Planning Department. 

2.       Enlarged the backing up space on the east side of the property to 24 feet as requested. 

3.       Removed carriage house units, and applied density to building F.

4.       Increased overall parking to 86 spaces, approximately.  Some may need to be removed during engineering.  Kept original text that states 1 space per unit required. 

5.       Bike parking is labeled east of building D, and referenced that parking will be met in PUD text.

Details below...

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Update to Main Street Detour - June 2016

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) under an emergency closure intends to replace the Main Street Culvert over Hogans Creek. This segment of Main Street, near the intersection of Orange Street, has been closed since May 2016.

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Temporary Closure of W. 8th Street

W. 8th Street between Laura and Silvers Streets will be closed due to construction starting Tuesday, June 28th.

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SPAR Receives Community Foundation Grant to Support Revitalization of Springfield’s Commercial Corridors

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SPAR Council was recently awarded a grant from the Art Ventures Fund of the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida to provide membership in the National Main Street Center and allow SPAR Executive Director Christina Parrish to attend the National Main Street Conference held last month in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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JTA Improvements to Springfield Bus Stops

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JTA will be making changes to bus stops in Springfield over the next several months, beginning next week.

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Main Street Detour

Please be advised that due to maintenance issues, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is closing the Main Street culvert/bridge at Hogan Creek until further notice (on Main Street, between State Street and Phelps Street). As Main Street is a state roar, FDOT will be taking the lead on communicating this closing to the media and public moving forward. 

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JEA to Begin Tree Trimming Soon

JEA will begin its tree trimming cycle in the our neighborhood soon, as they do every 2.5 years, and its Vegetative Management group (aka JEA Forestry) will notify affected property owners with door hangers in advance.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the JEA Tree Care Line at (904) 665-6050

Here's the details . . .

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Statement on the Demolition of 439 E. 1st Street

Yesterday, the house at 439 East 1st Street was demolished by the City of Jacksonville. SPAR worked with other community organizations during recent months to prevent demolition of this building, which was a contributing structure in the Springfield Historic District.
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