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And with Khan committing to help finance the Laura Street Trio, looks like ole duval county will rise from the ashes for the recession after all.
QuoteAnd with Khan committing to help finance the Laura Street Trio, looks like ole duval county will rise from the ashes for the recession after all.Whoa Nellie, we're not out of the woods yet. People still cannot sell their homes to move to jobs and until the equity level improves with homes, we will not see the clearing from deep in the woods.Nice drawings, I think I saw something like that with the Shipyards, so we'll see when they put a shovel in the ground.
Was this the same plan that drew controversy from DDRB?
Hines Announces Contractor Selection for the St. John8/30/2006JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Hines has tapped an elite team of construction, architecture, design and engineering firms to design and build The St. John, a 51-story luxury condominium tower that will be the new icon on Jacksonville’s skyline.W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company of Philadelphia, Mississippi, has been chosen as the general contractor to build the 640,000-square-foot luxury tower on the south bank of Downtown’s riverfront. W.G. Yates, which has an extensive portfolio of completed high-rise, residential, resort and hotel construction projects – including the Pelican Beach and Portofino Condominiums on Florida’s Gulf Coast – expects to begin building The St. John in December and complete the building in approximately two-and-a-half years.“This announcement follows a long, scrupulous review of national firms who are all top performers in their field,” said Michael Harrison, senior vice president of Hines. “Our evaluation culminated with the selection of an incredible team of industry professionals – one that undoubtedly has the experience and prestige to create a high-rise masterpiece in one of Florida’s most dynamic cities.”Plans for The St. John include 300 luxury condominium homes in a tower located adjacent to The Aetna Building on Jacksonville’s Southbank. The St. John will rise nearly 582 feet and its west façade will be within 15 feet from the edge of the St. Johns River. Ground breaking is expected later this year with occupancy slated for 2009. Preliminary pricing of units is estimated at a range of $325,000 to more than $2 million.The tower has been designed by Miami-based Arquitectonica – a firm that has earned international acclaim for its creative use of building forms that transform skylines.The firm is planning many high-end, cutting-edge architectural details for The St. John including floor-to-ceiling, tinted glass exterior walls and clear glass balcony railings that will emphasize the views of the winding river."At The St. John, residents will have an infinite backyard – sweeping views of the beautiful St. Johns River,” said Bernardo Fort-Brescia FAIA, principal of Arquitectonica“This building will certainly take advantage of the river views, which surround the building in every direction.”
yeah I loved the look of the St. Johns Tower. I do hope that goes in at some point.
The St John tower is a nice design, but the site is all wrong. I was shoehorned in between the bridge and the Aetna building. Plus I can't imagine the bottle neck of traffic with the hospital, the residential tower and the train tracks during high volume times.
Rodriguez said he doesn't favor any big developments in Northeast Florida, but that ones near the town center may be a little more viable (one project is actually a few miles away at I-295/9A and Baymeadows). A lot of people travel there (SJTC) for entertainment, for working and what have you. The momentum is there," Rodriguez said. "Statistically, if you have 1,000 fishes going by the entrance and you put out a net, yeah, you're going to catch some. How many people travel to Riverside?"