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Ten Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination
« on: December 27, 2011, 06:40:47 AM »
Ten Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination



As Jacksonville continues its efforts in bringing life back to downtown, here are ten qualities of a great waterfront destination, according to Project for Public Spaces.


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Re: Ten Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 07:39:52 AM »
A Great Wataerfront Destination for Jacksonville should include the Historic Promised 680' Downtown Public Pier 2010-604. The first Jacksonville Waterways Commission meeting and our  Jacksonville city council meeting of 2012 through legislative action by council president Joost and Jacksonville Waterways chair Don Redman can include it on the upcoming FIND (Florida Inland Navigation District) list.

Active recreational access to our St. Johns River our American Heritage River a Federal Initiative will add to making Downtown a Destination.

Who wants to kayak under the Times Union, through the Maxwell House plant, under the pier, past RAM, under the Hyatt parking lot, Under the railroad bridge? Can't wait to share this with the rest of the state and the world.

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Re: Ten Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 08:44:54 AM »
I went to Baltimore's water front district last year, it certainly was well planned. NO reason the same cant be accomplished here.

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Re: Ten Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 09:21:15 AM »
Yes!!

I will use that one picture of Detroit's waterfront to support my argument for putting a carousel on the North or Southbank.  Either in friendship park or on the western-most portion of the shipyards.  Somebody resurrect the amusement park thread!!!!

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Re: Ten Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 03:20:57 PM »
Those cruise ships, good for the economy or not, are killing me in that picture of Charleston...those tourists are going to run that already-tourist-flooded city under water. Bring the cruise ships to downtown Jax!
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Re: Ten Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 03:28:20 PM »
To really make any progress on this, we are going to have to accept some things need to die... so much unused rotting warehouse spaces and surface parking... and of course the jail taking up prime real estate.

transportation is another huge one, surface and water... we do have a water taxi, but no direct destinations to drop people at...

I think roaming vendors would add something as well... but can you get a license easily? Is one needed. I see one guy playing sax on the far side of the landing...

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Re: Ten Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 03:38:20 PM »
Those cruise ships, good for the economy or not, are killing me in that picture of Charleston...those tourists are going to run that already-tourist-flooded city under water. Bring the cruise ships to downtown Jax!



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Re: Ten Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 08:54:09 AM »
Water and streetcars, toss in a little monorail and Amtrak moving downtown and we'd have as much punch as any world city.

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Re: Ten Qualities of a Great Waterfront Destination
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2012, 03:34:05 PM »
Has anyone seen the brand new signage on our Downtown WATERWAYS?