Bricks start at $100.00 with all proceeds going to the Balis Park beautification fund.
The standards for text are: up to 15 characters per line and up to 3 lines of text. Remember that spaces count as characters! You can add a heart image or paw print in with the text for an additional $10 (keep in mind, it will count as characters and take up slightly more space).
When entering the desired text in the order box below, separate out your 3 lines with a slash(/). Be sure to enter all of your contact information so we can contact you for verification.
If you have any questions, Please contact the SMPS at (904) 396-0081 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am to 12pm or email info@smpsjax.com.


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Main Street Bridge Closure

Friday 9/23 through Sunday 9/25

Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge will be closed, weather permitting, from 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25 at 6 a.m. as part of improvements to the mechanical, electrical, and structural systems. The closure was originally planned for the weekend of September 17, however threats of rain caused the contractor to maintain bridge operations and reschedule. The closure is necessary to sandblast and paint structural portions of the bridge and install electrical system components.

Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the Acosta Bridge. Signs will direct traffic through the detour. Boaters will not be impacted by the closures.

The improvements to the Main Street Bridge include the replacement of several major mechanical components, replacement of the entire electrical control system, replacement of the traffic gates, sidewalk gates, lighting protection system, and closed-circuit television cameras that give operators live views of traffic conditions. The work will include new heating and air conditioning units, water and sanitary sewer lines, and floor tile for the control house.
The project is expected to be completed in Spring 2017.


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Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Flying Iguana


The San Marco Preservation Society is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 pm to discuss plans for the Flying Iguana restaurant to move into the Stellars Art Gallery location. Please join us to learn about this potential new resident of San Marco Square.
The meeting will be held at Preservation Hall, 1652 Atlantic Blvd.  Council President Lori Boyer will be in attendance.
Update: a second town hall meeting will be held to discuss new developments and information for the restaurant. The date of this meeting has not yet been decided. Please check back and sign up for our emails to stay notified.

San Marco by Design

SMBD District Map Final

Eight years in the making, San Marco by Design, our award-winning Neighborhood Action Plan for Smart Growth, is heading to City Council this spring. When adopted as an ordinance, it will become a key part of the planning process for any new infill development from Mitchell Avenue and the San Marco Square to I-95. 

For the full story, click here to read about it in The Resident News.

San Marco by Design will help San Marco maintain its character and grow economically for thirty to fifty years to come. Please support its passage in City Council by contacting District 5 Council Member Lori Boyer at lboyer@coj.net.

Download San Marco by Design: A Neighborhood Action Plan here: SMPS Action Plan


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Spring 2016 Newsletter!

2016 SMPS Membership Benefits Program

It’s that time of year again ~ time to renew your San Marco Preservation membership or, if you don’t have one, it’s time to join.  In order to thank our members for the benefit of their support through membership dues, San Marco Preservation Society engaged our local San Marco merchants and retailers to structure a program that would benefit the entire community. When you shop locally, 2016 SMPS members (who present their Membership Cards) can enjoy the following:

» 10% off purchase at Impressions
» 15% off purchase at Peterbrooke (San Marco location)
» 15% off purchase at Reve, San Marco
» 20% off purchase at The Wardroom Ltd.
» 10% off total bill at The Loop Pizza Grill (San Marco location)
» 10% off non-sale merchandise at Krista Eberle Boutique
» 10% off entire purchase at Leila’s Delicious Fashions
» 10% off total bill at Maple Street Biscuit Co. (San Marco location only)
» 10% off purchase at French Imports
» 10% discount of non-sale merchandise at Beau Outfitters
» 10% off merchandise at Miriam’s Estate and Fine Jewelry
» 10% off merchandise at Scout & Molly’s
» 10% off massage therapy services at Therapy Works
» 10% off dry cleaning – 3 pieces or more – at Herman Jackson’s Cleaners
»10% off food purchased for on-site consumption at Grape & Grain Exchange and the Parlour Speakeasy (Note:  does not apply to packaged goods at Grape & Grain Exchange)
» 10% off purchase at San Marco Books and More
» 10% discount of non-sale merchandise at 1st Place Sports (San Marco Location)
» Free combo upgrade with the purchase of a burrito, salad, quesadilla, or tacos (2) at Hightide Burrito Co.
» One complimentary personal styling session at Rosie True – San Marco
» One complimentary glass of a “Preservation feature” (red or white wine) with the purchase of $20.00 or more at Taverna
» Odyssey Travel will comp your planning fee for your next trip or cruise ($100 value)
» 50% off the office visit at St. Francis Animal Hospital

****Be sure to check back for updated merchants and discounts****

How it Works: Become a member of the San Marco Preservation Society by purchasing your membership online or mailing a check (made payable to “San Marco Preservation Society”) to: 1468 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207.

Once you have purchased your membership, you will receive a letter in the mail acknowledging your membership along with your 2016 SMPS Membership Benefits Card. You MUST present your card in order to receive these benefits from our generous merchants.

 Your card is YOUR responsibility. Thank you for supporting San Marco!

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San Marco Lions

We’re active neighbors working together for the restoration, maintenance, and improvement of San Marco’s historic charm and character. These efforts include everything from “Concerts in the Park” and “Holiday Tour of Homes” to keeping a watchful eye on new development, monitoring zoning, and much more. Please take a few minutes to browse our website. We will continue to work to make it an outstanding resource for San Marco friends and residents.