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San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« on: November 14, 2011, 03:34:26 AM »
San Marco Station Project Takes Shape



Anchored by Panera Bread, Ashco, Inc.'s San Marco Train Station may be Jacksonville's latest infill development that was positively impacted by the developer and community working together.

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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 07:01:21 AM »
Now this partnership will raise the dough of all involved. Great project. Nice article Doug.

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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 07:55:42 AM »
Hopefully this does well.  It would be great to see this project as a catalyst for the reviatalization of that area of Hendricks.

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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 08:11:41 AM »
Just curious. But being next to the railroad tracks what is the potential that an additional track can serve as a future Amtrack Bike car. Motorcycle car, parking area?

If the plan is a railroad museum. Kim Delaney who gave a presentation at the Prime Osborn center and the benefits of booking conventions with Amtrack and the opportunity for people to travel long distances and bring their bikes or cycles and all Amtrack has to do is add that Railroad car. Has this been part of any of the discussions?

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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 08:15:00 AM »
Hats off to Doug Skiles for saving the building AND for working on a solution that keeps the pedestrian context of the street intact. 

There are quite a bit of adaptive reuse buildings on that block now(Burdette, Basil, Tropical Smoothie, the residential lofts), it would have been ashame to destroy one of the few remaining city of south jax buildings. 

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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 08:18:12 AM »
Man it'd be great to have Panera back in San Marco.

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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011, 08:33:49 AM »
Gorgeous building.
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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2011, 09:18:43 AM »
This will be one of those projects that makes all of the brochures and advertisements for Jacksonville for many years to come.  Our city will see that when smart planning and the end user are kept in mind, you can create a space that truly enriches the community around it.  A huge congratulations to Doug Skiles and everyone involved.

Also, I have heard that Aardwolf Brewery will be going in across the street at the other brick building south of the railroad tracks.  PeeJayEss may be able to shed more light on that matter.  The brewery already has financing and has done much of the design work for the space.

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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2011, 09:26:11 AM »
^Nice!
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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2011, 09:28:08 AM »
Please say you're keeping the old spiral staircase!

This should be a fantastic addition to the corridor.

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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2011, 09:37:20 AM »
A wonderful example of what can happen when the community becomes involved in creating their own future. Congratulations!

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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2011, 09:46:01 AM »
Let me add my congratulations to the chorus.  Very excited and will spend some money at that Panera.
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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2011, 10:33:43 AM »
Also, I have heard that Aardwolf Brewery will be going in across the street at the other brick building south of the railroad tracks.  PeeJayEss may be able to shed more light on that matter.  The brewery already has financing and has done much of the design work for the space.

I heard that too.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2011, 11:26:14 AM »
Once this is all finished and about six months to a year after that, there should be a followup article (hopefully a success story) to encourage this type of development to occur all over JAX and to abandon the typical carcentric crap that we're currently plagued with.

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Re: San Marco Station Project Takes Shape
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2011, 11:53:22 AM »
Excellent work, Doug. You do amazing work for our neighborhood.
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