Gives you an idea of how close the core of downtown is.
True. And when you think about it, it will actually help the core by bringing another cluster near the periphery.
You have bars, shopping and restaurants at the Landing / Bay St. cluster
You have bars, music venues, restaurants, and a little shopping a few blocks up at, say the Hemming to Burrito Gallery cluster.
Now if this were to start happening, the old Park Place would see development, sooner than later, the 7-11 is going in, the college is already there, a park, a bar (The Pearl), a restaurant (Hola) are all within walking distance, and it's is the next stop before you hit the Main St. cluster say, starting with Mike and Waffa to 9th St.
The only thing that's discouraging is the fact that FBC takes up the 4-6 blocks from the Hemming cluster to the proposed North Jax Brewing Renaissance cluster.
I think it's a great idea if the building can be used the way Ben wants.
Mother Cluster, I need to get out of the house.
(BTW cluster = 7, holistic = 0, streetcar = 0 but should really start to be part of any conversation)