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Laura Street: Before and After
« on: October 05, 2011, 03:07:21 AM »
Laura Street: Before and After



A look before and after the completion of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission's $2.7 million Laura Street Streetscape project.

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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 06:49:51 AM »
Looks a lot better, especially the big palms at Wells Fargo and the trees down near hemming plaza.

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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 08:22:29 AM »
maybe we can get someone to post a night picture, to see how much lighting is included, not including the historic street lamps.

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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 08:37:28 AM »


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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 08:42:50 AM »
nice. thanks Lake!

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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 08:53:00 AM »
Yeah, those lights at night look a ton better. A pretty handsome project overall. And some fabulous pics as always.

Next let's see sidewalk seating and exposure for the businesses in the Wells Fargo Center and the other buildings. When can you have that by, Lake? ;)

Also, who knows what's going on the Jacobs Jewelers clock?
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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 09:04:14 AM »
I really do like it.  I was down there a few days ago and I have to say the whole area looks so much better.

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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 09:11:08 AM »
now if we could just get those historic buildings renovated and filled, it will become a destination.

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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 09:16:00 AM »
Confession: I've become a fan of the (now-repaired) Laura St. roundabout.
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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 09:18:29 AM »
Next let's see sidewalk seating and exposure for the businesses in the Wells Fargo Center and the other buildings. When can you have that by, Lake? ;)

Very soon, lol.  Wells Fargo is leading the way by currently working on opening up their new first level bank branch to Laura Street.

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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 09:27:32 AM »
I am glad to see them opening up that side of the building. Also, I like Suntrust bank branch actually being in the Suntrust Tower at street level.

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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2011, 09:29:35 AM »
Hmmm, banking cafe style!

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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 09:31:53 AM »
Next let's see sidewalk seating and exposure for the businesses in the Wells Fargo Center and the other buildings. When can you have that by, Lake? ;)

Very soon, lol.  Wells Fargo is leading the way by currently working on opening up their new first level bank branch to Laura Street.


^ A small thing but could be revolutionary if other first floor businesses in the downtown buildings follow suit.
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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2011, 09:38:00 AM »
Yes.  A single here and steal a base there.  That's how true redevelopment happens.  Continuing to swing for the fences at every bat (which is what Jax has done in the past) is a bad strategy to follow if your goal is to actually win the game.
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Re: Laura Street: Before and After
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2011, 10:22:36 AM »
The transition looks fantastic!

Just one question, what happened to the proposed archway over Laura at the roundabout??