JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville City Council could make a final decision Tuesday on the rezoning of a controversial Chick-fil-A project in Oceanway.


The city has been debating the proposal for Chick-fil-A on Bradley Cove Road across from First Coast High School since December 2022.

Tonight’s vote is the first action item on the agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting, which begins at 5 p.m. Many people in the area have expressed their opposition to the proposal over the past year and a half.

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The city held a community meeting on the issue in May and dozens of people showed up to express concerns about the potential traffic problems the proposed Chick-fil-A could bring. The meeting took place after the city ​​published a traffic study of the proposed location at the intersection of Bradley Road and Lady Lake Road.

Chris Ledew, Jacksonville’s chief traffic engineer, said he felt a traffic light was needed at each driveway on the property and a right-turn lane was needed.

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However, the changes are still not beneficial for many neighboring countries.

“If they want to put lights on, all they have to do is put more traffic on Lady Lake Road in front of the houses to get to Summer Beach Drive,” Szilvia Smith, an Oceanway resident, said at the May meeting.

Action News Jax will be watching tonight’s City Council meeting and will bring you the latest news as we receive it.

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