Q: Can you bring us up to date [as of interview date of April 18] with some of the rezoning requests in Mandarin?
A: There are four rezoning actions of substance to discuss:
Aladdin/Marbon Road: To recap, this application originally came to us as a rezoning, but we asked the applicant to resubmit as a PUD to address and codify conditions from the neighbors. It is scheduled for the Planning Commission on April 20 and if it is approved, will appear before LUZ on May 2.
Reed Avenue/Hawk’s Hollow: This is on a similar track as the above property, just a bit later timeline. The applicant is in the process of submitting a new plan which reduces the number of units and adds a small park. This project should appear before the Planning Commission on approximately May 4 and if approved, will appear before LUZ shortly thereafter.
Livingston Road: I have not yet seen a revised site plan or written description for this project, but I’ve been told they plan to decrease the number of units requested and make the units detached. It’s not likely to appear before the Planning Commission until mid-May or early June.
County Dock Road: This application to rezone 10.34 acres has just now been submitted for a second reading at LUZ. It’s in the very early stages of consideration and our office is doing its due diligence to keep the public informed. This application requests 70-foot lots, which are smaller than the previously proposed 90-foot lots. Also, the entrance to the development will be off of Loretto Road, not County Dock Road as previously proposed.
Q: Can you go over some of the road closures in Mandarin?
A: We have a couple of significant road closures in our area. There will be a lengthy road closure for bridge repairs, from late April to mid July, along Julington Creek Road from Aladdin Road to Hood Landing Road. Motorists will have to use Loretto Road as a detour between these two points and patience will certainly be required, especially during school start and end times.
Also scheduled to begin in late April is construction along Haley Road in the Pickwick Park and Fixel Forest areas. This is a JEA construction project.
Q: What is the latest on the Alberts Field/dog park project?
A: Our office has received lots of inquiries about this project. The Orange Picker Road project is expected to start construction in May. We expect the road realignment and parking lot improvements to be complete by the end of the year. The park improvements, including the dog park, will be completed in early 2024.
Q: Do you have anything else to share with District 6?
A: I’m grateful for the support of District 6 constituents in the recent election and I’m looking forward to welcoming new neighbors along Bartram Park Boulevard to our district. Feel free to reach out to our office with any questions and also to sign up for our bi-monthly emails, which contain a lot of helpful and updated information.
Q: What is the best way for our readers to contact you?
A: Community members can email me at MBoylan@coj.net or call (904) 255-5206.