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NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« on: March 10, 2011, 03:12:40 AM »
NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform



NAIOP of Northeast Florida, the region's commercial real estate authority and trade association, announces its Downtown Revitalization Platform, which includes strategies and tactics to improve the urban core's landscape, infrastructure and economy.

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 07:25:43 AM »
Interesting take on parking and walking police...
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 07:45:03 AM »
I think these are some good ideas. I have always wondered why you never se any police walking downtown anywhere. If they are there, they are directing traffic out of downtown after games and concerts.

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 08:24:28 AM »
* Establish a single purpose entity dedicated to Downtown revitalization, with jurisdiction over permitting approvals and economic and regulatory incentives.

Sounds reasonable, but in the hands of the GOB network, it would be an instrument of plunder

* Rebate to tenants 50 percent of cost of facade improvements up to $25,000. Improvements can include: storefront/entranceway, renovations, new signs, awnings, window/door replacements and lighting upgrades.
Where do I sign?

* Provide a walking police beat in the Northbank core area from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for added security.
And fund the mandate

* Create a designated retail core area of Laura Street to Market Street and Bay Street to Adams
I'm not sure limiting properties to retail purposes is a truly wise idea, but perhaps an arbitrarily determined percentage of retail such as 85%?

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 09:14:00 AM »
One thing this does is cut FBC out of what will be referred to as the core, which would exclude them from any TIF funded improvements.  That would force them to put more money towards beautification projects on their campus.

I support all of their points, but we need implementation more than we need good ideas.  We've had a wealth of great things proposed over the past few years, but very few of them have had any kind of action taken on them.  When is Mrs. Moran's start date again...??
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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 09:25:03 AM »
One thing this does is cut FBC out of what will be referred to as the core, which would exclude them from any TIF funded improvements.  That would force them to put more money towards beautification projects on their campus.

I support all of their points, but we need implementation more than we need good ideas.  We've had a wealth of great things proposed over the past few years, but very few of them have had any kind of action taken on them.  When is Mrs. Moran's start date again...????
Is''nt implementation done by the council mostly?

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 09:28:34 AM »
FBC to my knowledge does not take TIF funds. The street improvements that are made around the church are paid for by the church, all in cash. The Chidrens buidling, school streetscape improvements around Laura St are paid for by the church. The church probably doesnt want or need any money from the City of TIF funds.

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 09:36:25 AM »
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“As a city and community, we are entering an important year when downtown Jacksonville should be a top priority and focus for the city’s new mayor and leadership team,” said Wyman Duggan, Vice President of Public Affairs for NAIOP of Northeast Florida. “As the region’s commercial real estate organization, we believe it is vital to provide thoughtful strategies and practical tactics to add to the discussion about downtown’s future development and revitalization. It is our hope that the current mayoral candidates and future city leaders take our ideas into consideration and utilize the strategies in the platform to create a vibrant, successful downtown.”


Yawn.  Pretty much the same thing they said years ago.  We need action and implementation, not more BS from the talking heads.

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 09:48:41 AM »
I realize its a granular topic (though discussed widely in these forums), but I'd really like to see downtown signage laws mentioned in these higher level reports.  IMO, vibrant signage can drastically add to a streets "sense of place".  Freeing up signage restrictions can do as much for the core as other points listed.

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 10:11:23 AM »
IMO, vibrant signage can drastically add to a streets "sense of place".  Freeing up signage restrictions can do as much for the core as other points listed.

+1,000,000,000

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2011, 12:48:40 PM »
At least these goals are more business savvy and allow the private sector to propser on it's own... And they come from a group of people who have a close pulse on downtown tenants who drive the demand for office space at the core

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2011, 12:59:44 PM »
I think a designated retail core should also include Hogan st. There are a few things there already plus, the skyway is there too. What better way is there to include the skyway in all of these plans?

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2011, 02:18:50 PM »
I realize its a granular topic (though discussed widely in these forums), but I'd really like to see downtown signage laws mentioned in these higher level reports.  IMO, vibrant signage can drastically add to a streets "sense of place".  Freeing up signage restrictions can do as much for the core as other points listed.

Longhaul, I keep bringing that up. I agree 100%.

Sadly, this "platform" reads like yet another lists of recommendations for improving Downtown Jacksonville. Meanwhile, there it sits, abandoned high rise condo and "ODIS" building prominent features of its skyline... Not to mention, at night, THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING actually reads THE JACKSONV      LANDING...

Sigh.

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2011, 02:22:29 PM »
I see police cars parked at Hemming plaza all the time. We should put those cops on bicycles and maybe horses. It would save on gas and/or free up more squad cars to handle the sprawling areas.

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Re: NAIOP Announces Downtown Revitalization Platform
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2011, 03:19:15 PM »
Yawn.  Pretty much the same thing they said years ago.  We need action and implementation, not more BS from the talking heads.

wait...is cline turniong into CS Foltz?