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1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« on: June 28, 2011, 03:04:34 AM »
1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground



On Monday, Insetta Family Properties' broke ground on their latest project in Riverside.  Their groundbreaking eliminates the last remaining vacant lot on Margaret Street between Five Points and the St. John's River

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 07:37:33 AM »
Projects like these make me so jealous of Riverside. How can some areas have things so right and Downtown get things so wrong. I'm sure things in Riverside don't always go perfectly, but in comparison to Downtown... It's like night and day.

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 08:31:08 AM »
I love it.  That corner of Riverside has become the poster child of how to redevelop a historic neighborhood.   The only betterment would be to up the floor count by 3-5 to include a residential component, however, I fully understand why they didn't include it.

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 08:37:26 AM »
Glad to see the new building. Hate to see Chew leave Downtown.

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 08:42:46 AM »
Projects like these make me so jealous of Riverside. How can some areas have things so right and Downtown get things so wrong. I'm sure things in Riverside don't always go perfectly, but in comparison to Downtown... It's like night and day.
Its unreal. This whole city is taking off......

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 08:59:14 AM »
Projects like these make me so jealous of Riverside. How can some areas have things so right and Downtown get things so wrong. I'm sure things in Riverside don't always go perfectly, but in comparison to Downtown... It's like night and day.
Its unreal. This whole city is taking off......

I agree Hilary. Things have been slow going, but I feel the city as a whole is finally moving. Alot of these projects, including this one, The trio and many others, has been in the making for some years now.
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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 09:01:52 AM »
I would have liked the project to be taller as well, but they were already running into trouble with their current size.  Even though this is in the Urban Transition Area, it is adjacent to a historic district that isn't used to this kind of development.  I think that the best thing that this project can do for the neighborhood is succeed.  If this development is successful, it will prove to developers and the neighborhood that dense and walkable development can survive in Riverside.  I'm sure we'll start to see more mid-density infill projects start to pop up in the development pipeline.

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 09:14:53 AM »
I hope the lounge on the roof doesn't run into the noise complaints that other Riverside night ventures have been plagued with, we need an open air venue for groovin.

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2011, 09:21:06 AM »
^This was something discussed during LUZ hearings on this project. They are limited to 10PM and 12AM (Friday/Saturday) for live music. Given how Orsay's lounge is (nice place, but not a club open until 2AM), I wouldn't expect this to be a problem.

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 09:23:22 AM »
Thanks for info Steve!

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 09:27:59 AM »
do you guys have a link to the old renderings? 

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 09:38:39 AM »
http://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,9434.0.html

This is from the article Joey put up a while ago.  Metrojax did a cover story on it, but I'm not sure the title.

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 09:41:47 AM »
I love it. Good work by all. Can't wait to see that baby go vertical.

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011, 09:43:00 AM »
Excited for this project to start building. Its a unique looking building, and will add another element to Riverside. I agree with the above postings that downtown could learn a lot from Riverside.

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Re: 1534 Oak Street Breaks Ground
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2011, 10:06:24 AM »
Very cool use of the space. I hope this succeeds.

As someone else said, it will be sad to see Chew vacating downtown, though.
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