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Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« on: May 02, 2011, 06:05:13 AM »
Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled



Metro Jacksonville shares a presentation highlighting the City of Jacksonville's proposed Southbank Riverwalk improvement project.

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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 08:01:41 AM »
The best thing I see here is the decision to leave the walkway under the bridge intact....there had been some thought in the initial design from the City to instead have people cross the "expressway" portion of Main St.

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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 08:32:41 AM »
^ Agreed.  A walkover would be hideous.   

A future option would be to install pedestrain ramps up to the bridge directly connecting the north and southbank riverwalks.

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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011, 08:58:16 AM »
I want to commend MetroJacksonville for presenting this insightful information and presentation to improve the quality of life for Jacksonville.

I have few suggestions. Those canopy thingy that stretches are the stupidest and ineffective. Look at the Metro park's. It got real dirty easily. I think the better investment would be an actual building or outdoor building that can permenantly house lot of storages that would support the activities of Southbank.

A good example I have personally visited would be Little Rock's River Market which allow lot of small business to rent their own vendor spaces to sell their goods.







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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 09:59:29 AM »
What no cobblestone?

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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 10:13:30 AM »
Hmmm, there's gonna be a steamboat dock?
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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011, 11:03:23 AM »
LP- Those 'steamboats' are the Annabell Lee and the Lady St Johns.  They are two steam boat look alikes that have been operating from the South Bank Riverwalk for over a decade.

All of this because Don Redman broke his ankle.....  Imagine what we would have gotten if something more serious befell him...

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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2011, 11:23:33 AM »
LP- Those 'steamboats' are the Annabell Lee and the Lady St Johns.  They are two steam boat look alikes that have been operating from the South Bank Riverwalk for over a decade.

All of this because Don Redman broke his ankle.....  Imagine what we would have gotten if something more serious befell him...

I have about broken my neck on that ramshackle Riverwalk more times than I can remember. Looks like all it took was the same thing happening to a Councilman to get someone to fix it.

Based on Jacksonville's past, I am hoping 50 to 75% of the new plans for the southbank Riverwalk actually come to pass.

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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011, 11:33:02 AM »
LP- Those 'steamboats' are the Annabell Lee and the Lady St Johns.  They are two steam boat look alikes that have been operating from the South Bank Riverwalk for over a decade.

Wow, I had no idea we even had steam boats (or look alikes anyway) cruising the St. John's--a steam boat dock makes sense then.  
I guess I don't get to the South Bank enough--will have to check these out sometime.  

Thanks for the info Captain.
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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2011, 11:57:23 AM »
So is this a done deal or does the city need funding still??  I hope they create some innovative designs instead of copying other existing designs.

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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2011, 02:01:47 PM »
If Hogan has anything to say about it, it won't happen. Instead, we'll probably get another parking lot.

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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2011, 02:04:18 PM »
I pick on Hogan alot but, maybe he'll surprise all of us. I sure hope he does.

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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2011, 02:18:03 PM »
So is this a done deal or does the city need funding still??  I hope they create some innovative designs instead of copying other existing designs.

the funding was set aside last summer...split between this ($15 million), the fountain (approx. $3 million), and Met Park (approx. $4 million)

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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2011, 02:23:52 PM »
I agree on the sail-awnings.  So, we're going to replace dated infastructure with more dated infastructure? Why can't we build coverings that are more classic and will stand the test of time instead of something that will need to be replaced with every nor'easter?
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Re: Southbank Riverwalk Plan Unveiled
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2011, 03:13:54 PM »
I agree on the sail-awnings.  So, we're going to replace dated infastructure with more dated infastructure? Why can't we build coverings that are more classic and will stand the test of time instead of something that will need to be replaced with every nor'easter?

I was thinking maybe the awnings are cheaper? They could take them down in the future and replace them with something better, if that's the reason...