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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2011, 05:16:25 PM »
I love "The Flame Broiler." It's a great place for a healthy, quick lunch...love their magic sauce! I really enjoy Tapestry Park but I only go there because I work at Merrill, otherwise I'm never in the area.

Selfishly I really wish they had a dedicated right-turn lane off Gate Parkway turning north onto Southside Blvd. Also wish the right turn off Southside into Tapestry Park (right by the round about) had been extended all the way to the exit off Butler...would just ease up the traffic congestion before and after work.
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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2011, 05:22:04 PM »
I haven't been to Tapestry Park in a good year.  There appears to be a lot more retail and dining options there now.  One of these days, I'll have to head out there and check it out.  As for the layout, I personally think that zoning regulations on the Southside and around SJTC should be modified to allow developments like this to naturally happen instead of forcing the developer to go through the PUD process to construct a semi-walkable project.  If you ask me, the PUD/zoning variance process should be reserved for those attempting to construct low density autocentric development.  Given the popularity of the area and the significant amount of public money invested there, we might as well promote as much density as possible in this Edge City.
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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2011, 10:14:06 PM »
This city is really spread out, and I think there SHOULD be places like this all over as the city grows--and yes, it will grow. They would be urban hubs, if you will. Downtown is great and should certainly be built back up, but it's over 10 miles away from this spot.

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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2011, 01:03:33 AM »
Where are all of the people!

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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2011, 05:48:14 AM »
There's not enough critical mass of people or mix of uses to generate a steady stream of pedestrians walking on sidewalks.  The majority of retail/dining users still drive to these businesses. 

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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2011, 09:59:55 AM »
Where are all of the people!

They were also taken at around 5 p.m. on a Monday ... prime leaving work time!

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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2011, 10:22:33 AM »
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As for the layout, I personally think that zoning regulations on the Southside and around SJTC should be modified to allow developments like this to naturally happen instead of forcing the developer to go through the PUD process to construct a semi-walkable project.

Seeing as though 'densifying' this corridor is a major component of the Mobility Plan, what is the next step in this area?  I know there is a plan to have a walking/bike path along Southside Blvd... how specifically can the Mobility Plan be enhanced to encourage more mixed-use along this corridor... is it all zoning-related at this point now that the mobility fee structure is in place?  So you're saying it's the reverse now?  You have to get a PUD variance to create a mixed use high density development in this corridor?

Construction is about to begin on the stoplight outside of Blue Cross on Gate.  JTA did have plans for a lunchtime trolley service along Gate Parkway linking up with the Town Center.... but I think Blue Cross' money going towards paying for a portion of the traffic light has temporarily suspended the PCT trolley plans.

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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2011, 02:49:14 PM »
Come to The Rose's Gourmet Pasta Shop & receive 10% off your whole purchase. Good thru 9/10/11
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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2011, 03:43:22 PM »
Seeing as though 'densifying' this corridor is a major component of the Mobility Plan, what is the next step in this area?  I know there is a plan to have a walking/bike path along Southside Blvd... how specifically can the Mobility Plan be enhanced to encourage more mixed-use along this corridor... is it all zoning-related at this point now that the mobility fee structure is in place?

Transportation wise, the widening of Southside Blvd is a priority project in this particular mobility zone, in the same manner that a streetcar is the priority project for Riverside.  Widening Southside will help this area in many ways.  For example, the widening to six lanes would also include better lighting, sidewalks, a multiuse path and intersection improvements that help pedestrians and bicyclists cross the street.  These improvements will also help JTA's plans to provide BRT service on Southside Blvd between Regency and the Avenues.  However, the best thing the Mobility Plan can do for this area is a revision of land use policy.

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So you're saying it's the reverse now?  You have to get a PUD variance to create a mixed use high density development in this corridor?

Hopefully, eventually.  At this poing the plan has modified the 2030 Comp plan to allow for future projects to build with higher densities.  Yet, one thing to consider is that high density development can also be built in an autocentric fashion.  For proof, look at the apartment and condo complexes along Southside between Touchton and I-95.  Imagine if all of those complexes had been developed similar to Tapestry Park?  We'd have two miles of walkable mixed use neighborhoods in the heart of the Southside.

So good land use and zoning modification could reverse how we build in this area today.  If I had it my way, the land use and zoning should be modified to make autocentric development have to apply for PUDs and variances.  Luckily, over the next year or so, Jacksonville's land use and zoning will be modified to support the goals of the Mobility Plan.


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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2011, 12:22:49 AM »
Noticed a "Starbucks Coming Soon" sign in the vacant lot in front of A Loft. Smart move. I'm assuming it will have a drive thru.  Also, don't move into the Tattersall at Tapestry Park apartments. Worst place I've ever lived...it's run by a bunch of morons. And since the ownership/managment change, the once young professional tenants have been replaced with a bunch of partiers. I can't wait to get out of here. I do love the area though.

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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2011, 12:37:11 AM »
I stay in Baymeadows and I am seriously thinking of moving in the urban core. They can have this SS suburbia crap.
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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2011, 09:23:20 AM »
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So good land use and zoning modification could reverse how we build in this area today.  If I had it my way, the land use and zoning should be modified to make autocentric development have to apply for PUDs and variances.  Luckily, over the next year or so, Jacksonville's land use and zoning will be modified to support the goals of the Mobility Plan.


Is that the next thing COJ Planning and Development(whatever it's called, Killingsworth's dept) is focusing on?

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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2011, 10:17:00 AM »
From my understanding, its one of the next things.  However, it remains to be seen how these plans will be impacted by the new mayoral administration.

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Re: Southside's Tapestry Park
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2011, 10:01:33 AM »
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