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    Becton a Leading Voice in Defeating Mandarin Rezoning of County Dock bill

    A proposed re-zoning bill (2016-805) that would have placed as many as 20 homes on a 9-acre site along County Dock Road in the “V” of Scott Mill and Loretto Road was defeated by a vote of 14-5 at the July 25, 2017 City Council meeting. Had the bill passed, many live oaks, some as old as 200 years, and other protected trees would have to be cut down to make way for the new home sites. Developers placed the homes in the $600,000 range.The bill brought out over 300 area residents to two...  Read More...

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    IKEA Taking Shape and Being Enviromental Friendly Along the Way

    If you have not been by the new IKEA location lately, the progress in construction has the blue panels installed, some of the parking lot paved and soon to begin will come the inside construction of walls to divide up the store giving it the feel that inventory of those IKEA products are soon to come.On June 5th thru a Press Release, IKEA announced that the Jacksonville location will become the 5th Florida store to install solar panels atop its store. The solar panel array will consist of a 1.89...  Read More...

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    City Council Passes 2017-36 as Becton Substitute Ends Lawsuit

    On May 23, 2017, the Jacksonville City Council passed Bills 2017-36 along with 2017-68 and 2017-69, resolving many months and several years of negotiations of a lawsuit filed by Ability Housing, Disability Rights Florida, and the Department of Justice vs. the City of Jacksonville over a 2014 decision whereby Ability Housing was denied an administrative zoning modification in its application to renovate an apartment building on Cottage Avenue near Main Street in the Springfield Historic District ...  Read More...

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    Becton Offers Substitute for 2017-36 after Weeks of Review

    On May 16, 2017, as promised, Council Member Danny Becton delivered to the Land Use and Zoning Committee, a substitute bill 2017-36 that he introduced, which was debated and passed out of committee and is now ready for full Council approval for May 23rd prior to the official extended deadline of May 30th.Acting in his role as Chair of the Land Use and Zoning Committee, District 11 Council Member Danny Becton held three lengthy meetings adding up to over 9 hours of public review to dissect and re...  Read More...

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    IKEA Milestone – CM Becton Gets Exclusive Invite April 5, 2017

    Councilman Becton received an exclusive invitation from Joseph Roth, with IKEA’s Corporate Expansion and Property Public Affairs to witness the first blue panel installation on April 5, 2017 a milestone for which IKEA celebrates. The installation of the iconic blue composite panels is a construction milestone that keeps the store on track to open fall 2017, and reflects the unique architectural design for which IKEA stores are known worldwide. The 290,000-square-foot proposed IKEA store an...  Read More...

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