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Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project
« on: December 12, 2012, 01:24:33 AM »
Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project



On Tuesday night, the Jacksonville City Council approved four bills that Mayor Alvin Brown championed to help create jobs and boost economic opportunity in our community, including incentives for a major Brooklyn redevelopment project.

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Re: Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 01:44:03 AM »
So what happens when the Lee-Park Street flyover is removed/replaced?

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Re: Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 04:51:15 AM »
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Re: Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 06:18:17 AM »
So what happens when the Lee-Park Street flyover is removed/replaced?

There are no plans to remove/replace that bridge.

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Re: Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 09:27:26 AM »
Now get the shovels in the dirt!!!!  Things are really looking up in Brooklyn

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Re: Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 10:02:22 AM »
So this is for both the residential and the retail element? Is there still a way to improve the design of the retail element?
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Re: Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 10:24:24 AM »
So this is for both the residential and the retail element? Is there still a way to improve the design of the retail element?

This is only for the residential portion.  The commercial portion has yet to be submitted for DDRB approval.

It would be unwise to incentivize the retail portion. Regardless of how cheap we make the development, retail will only succeed when the customer base is established by office and residential.  So you incentivize office/residential  to create the customer base and there is no need to incentivize the retail.

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Re: Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 10:29:22 AM »
I am speechless. Lets get'er done!!!!!!
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Re: Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 10:58:51 AM »
Do we know on which block(s) along Park this will be located?  Trying to picture it in relation to 220 Riverside...

Either way it's a win and I'm stoked! :-)   Just curious as to exact location...
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Re: Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 11:25:49 AM »
Thanks, tufsu!

Literally caddy-corner across Jackson St from 220 Riverside.

And much more interesting than empty lots that are there now.

nice.
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Re: Council Approves Incentives for Riverside Park Project
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 03:56:20 PM »
This is looks nice. With this development, the Main street development, and the other Brooklyn project, that counts as boom in big development in the downtown area I think.