Preservation Watch

Riverside Avondale Preservation is the lead advocate and facilitator for our historic neighborhoods, vibrant local commercial districts, public spaces and welcoming community. Our mission is to preserve and promote the historic fabric of our unique neighborhood.

Preservation Watch is a place where we can communicate and act transparently regarding our efforts to preserve our beautiful community.

Short Term Rentals

Many major cities have wrestled with the issue of short term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO. Several have made changes to their ordinances to accommodate them while seeking to protect the quality of life for existing residential neighborhoods. Jacksonville is now debating this issue. Get background information and RAP's position on the issue here.

UPDATED: June 2019

MedMen, a medical marijuana dispensary, will be coming to Five Points in the former Fans and Stoves building on Park Street at Lomax. The retailer’s application required no zoning changes. Proposed exterior changes did not require a review by the Historic Commission so they were approved by administrative staff.

UPDATED: March 2019


There may be changes coming to the CenterState Bank Building at 1234 King Street in the heart of the historic district. Riverside Avondale Preservation will help you stay current on what is happening, and how this project is expected to affect nearby residents and business owners.

UPDATED: December 2018

CenterState Bank