Jacksonville Beach, District 2
Community Newsletter
March 2019
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Downtown Update

The following topics were discussed during the joint City Council - Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting on Jax Beach's future:
  • The 2007 Vision Plan
  • Building a parking garage;
  • The City purchasing more properties in the downtown area;
  • Asking Jax Beach residents to revisit raising the height limit in the downtown area.
The meeting lasted for 90 minutes, and it was determined that regular meetings discussing the development of downtown are needed. The Council will meet in March to discuss its members' priorities for the area and CRA members will meet separately in March to do the same. Both groups will come together in April to determine which priorities to focus on and what actions should be taken.
If you have a specific topic (or two) that you would like to make sure is discussed by Council, or have an opinion on the topics that were mentioned at the last meeting, please contact me and I will make sure your input is brought to the next meeting.
March Events
3/2 10:00 - 3:00 pm Jacksonville Science Festival , SeaWalk Pavilion

3/6 7:00 - 8:00 pm Beaches Watch monthly meeting : Speaker is Beaches Go Green. It will be held at the Beaches Museum.

3/9 12:00 - 8:00 pm Sweetlife Music Festival

3/16 10:00 - 4:00 Spring Arts Market , Latham Plaza

3/21 - 3/24 St. Paul's Catholic Church/ School Spring Carnival
  • Thursday, 3/21: 6 PM - 10 PM;
  • Friday, 3/22: 6 PM - 11 PM;
  • Saturday, 3/23: Noon - 11 PM;
  • Sunday, 3/24; 1 PM - 7 PM

3/30 9:00 - 4:00 Jax Beach Vintage Flea Market , Pablo Avenue between 4th Street North to the Catholic Thrift Store

Click here for more information and events.

The weather is warming up and you know what that means... almost time for paid parking to start downtown.

The City has a new vendor and the technology that it is using means there will be no one at the parking lot entrances. Instead, there will be parking kiosks, but remember you don't have to pay if your car is registered in the system! Visit the Residential Parking page to register your car.
Crossing 3rd Street
FDOT PIO Contact Information, District 2


I have been in touch with the FDOT about safety and pedestrian crossings on 3rd St (A1A). Since it is a state road, any changes must go through the state, not Jax Beach.
The FDOT is in the process of analyzing the available data on any accidents or reported incidents. However, there are many 'near misses' and other incidents that are not reported.

If you have experienced unsafe conditions when trying to cross 3rd Street, please contact the FDOT with the date , a description of the incident , and the location . This is the only way to ensure that what residents experience in the intersections will be known so that corrections can be made.
Other District Issues
I am keeping track of the following issues that residents noted as concerns:
  • Short term vacation rentals
  • The fence with the signs/art on 9th Street S.
  • Crabbing off the beach
  • Density/neighborhood changes
  • Public transportation
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Traffic/traffic flow
  • Parking
  • Golf course
  • Softball fields
  • Tennis courts
Together, we will make a difference.
Let's continue work together to ensure that Jacksonville Beach remains one of the greatest places to call home! Reach out if you have any questions or concerns about what is happening in your neighborhood or City.
Cell phone: 904.486.6865