Regency Square Mall given warning citation for safety, health hazards

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Regency Square Mall has been given a warning citation from the City of Jacksonville’s Municipal Code Compliance Division.

The citation was given to the property owner last week, citing various commercial violations in the common areas, including a roof leak, interior ceiling damage, exposed wiring and flooring.


“It looks like it needs to be remodeled and stuff,” said Jacksonville resident Roderick Anderson. “It was real bad.”

Since 1967, Regency Square Mall has welcomed customers through its doors, but many say that lately the conditions inside have not been welcoming at all.

Many have shared that they’re concerned about their health and safety while inside the mall, describing holes in the ceiling and caution signs at nearly every turn.

Read: ‘It’s very sad’: Neighbors concerned about Regency Square Mall, owners say repairs are on the way

“I wouldn’t want to be in those conditions trying to shop,” Anderson said.

On Tuesday, a spokesperson with the City of Jacksonville told Action News Jax that a supervisor with Jacksonville’s Municipal Code Compliance Division met with the mall’s general manager last week.

According to the city: “The general manager stated that the roofing contractor was making roof repairs prior to TS Nicole. He is working on obtaining quotes to address the damaged ceilings and drywall to provide to the corporate office to approve the work. He will continue to work to cure the issues and will update our office on the repairs.”

A warning citation was also issued to Rhythm Factory for operating without a COU (Certificate of Use). According to the city, they currently have an active permit and are trying to obtain a COU.

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