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Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« on: March 06, 2013, 03:06:31 AM »
Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel



Birmingham-based Arbour Valley Development, is moving forward with plans to redevelop the long abandoned Ambassador Hotel into Jacksonville's latest urban residential apartment community.  Today, Metro Jacksonville shares proposed renderings of the exciting project.


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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 03:21:20 AM »
Very nice. Was $2,000,000 used at one time from the Historic Preservation Trust Fund for new windows to mothball this building?

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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 03:54:48 AM »
Great News!

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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 06:56:16 AM »
Fantastic. I love  the addition of the seventh floor I think that's a great plan.
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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 07:38:26 AM »
Looks great, hope it works.  By the way, what would the mobilty fee be on this great project?
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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 07:38:44 AM »
Fingers crossed...
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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 07:47:50 AM »
I sure hope they don't lose heart.  It's a huge project--but could be a signal for intensive renovation downtown if it works.

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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 07:54:32 AM »
Wonderful news!  Quick, somebody send them pix/info on Annie Lytle, they might fall in love with her, too!   

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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 07:54:50 AM »
Let's hope they can get it done.

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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 08:03:04 AM »
Will be interesting to watch over the years.  I wonder how much asbestos there is to remove?

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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 08:17:07 AM »
Saweet!Hopefully it goes through.

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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 08:24:21 AM »
Looks great, hope it works.  By the way, what would the mobilty fee be on this great project?
Nothing. Downtown doesn't have mobility fees. It's understood that the proposed moratorium will take that advantage away, in hopes of seeing more fast food drive thrus, gas stations, tract houses, and strip malls pop up in the fringe areas of town. Unfortunately, for proponents, they'll have to overcome the concept of supply and demand.
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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2013, 08:33:38 AM »
Looks great, hope it works.  By the way, what would the mobilty fee be on this great project?

$0...for several reasons

1. It is a reuse building (state law requires 110% trip credits)
2. There is no fee currently downtown...as it is all governed (and paid for earlier) by the downtown DRI Phase 1 Development Order

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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 09:27:03 AM »
how does a glass and steel top floor addition maintain the historical character of a brick building?  Are there pictures of a glass greenhouse on top from long ago?

I do think it is great that this is moving forward.  Too many great buildings are being lost to neglect.

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Re: Alabama-based firm to redevelop the Ambassador Hotel
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 09:58:14 AM »
They will also get a ten year moratorium from County property taxes, but not school board or the others.  Still a nice incentive for saving old buildings.
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