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The Jacksonville Quay
« on: May 13, 2013, 03:12:03 AM »
The Jacksonville Quay



"The creation of the quayage would greatly improve the appearance of the waterfront in that area and would enhance the value of the adjoining property." Florida Times-Union - 1929

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Re: The Jacksonville Quay
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 05:48:43 AM »
Nice article, but as this article mentioned nothing happened and that unfortunate has a familiar ring to it.

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Re: The Jacksonville Quay
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 07:23:18 AM »
The Jacksonville Quay of the RFA will be conducting an Urban Core tactical kayak paddle and promoting and sharing the infill organic incubator that is an off shoot of the Jim Love, Kevin Kuzel Berkman Plaza  floating dock compromise that was misrepresented by OGC during the 2013 FIND grant application process to the Waterways Commission. DIA and council is aware of the issue.

Jacksonville Waterways Commission meeting in two days then followed by DIA later. Still waiting to here back from Paul Crawford on the new proposed 30 day RFI, RFP on Shipyards.

I've given up on asking you know who about you know what.

Anyone want to write a check for a buck to 2009-442 the Artificial Reef Trust fund? 6 separate reefs south of the Fuller Warren 200'X200  will add to any Quay that could add to a Downtown infill organic cluster development of free market forces 24/7.

In the meantime who wants to kayak and fish under the brand new NO Fishing signs that was never before Waterways and we'll put in at a Public Park that doesn't have a Mayor Brown Kayak logo.

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Re: The Jacksonville Quay
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 10:21:41 AM »
When I first moved here, I thought the Landing was like the Reading Terminal Market in Philly.  I still think it would better serve as a kind of food market.  The mall obviously isn't working very well. 

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Re: The Jacksonville Quay
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 01:11:05 PM »
^that was part of the plan for all of Rouse's festival marketplaces...I believe the Landing had some of this originally, perhaps upstairs in the Founders Hall area

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Re: The Jacksonville Quay
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 03:50:08 PM »
Great info.  I am relatively new to Jax (3 years) and haven't had a chance to contextualize all of this history.  For instance, you say "the bust of the Florida Boom," but I'm not quite sure what to do with that.

Can someone recommend a good (preferably the best) book on the history of our fair city?

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Re: The Jacksonville Quay
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 04:56:41 PM »
Great info.  I am relatively new to Jax (3 years) and haven't had a chance to contextualize all of this history.  For instance, you say "the bust of the Florida Boom," but I'm not quite sure what to do with that.

Can someone recommend a good (preferably the best) book on the history of our fair city?

The Florida Land Boom happened in the 1920s when people bought up a huge amount of property. It was an uncanny predecessor to what happened in the sub-prime mortgage crisis; prices were driven up by easy credit and speculation. It busted in the late 20s and left a lot of people upside down on their properties.

As far as books go, here are some recommendations: A great overview is in James Robertson Ward's Old Hickory's Town from 1985. The best book covering more modern history (into the 1990s) is James Crooks' Jacksonville: the Consolidation Story, from Civil Rights to the Jaguars. Wayne Wood has written three great books that cover particular features: The Jacksonville Family Album: 150 Years of the Art of Photography, Jacksonville's Architectural Heritage, which is a must read, and The Great Fire of 1901, which he wrote with the late great Bill Foley. An older book that gets cited a lot is Frederick Davis' "History of Jacksonville, Florida and Vicinity from 1925. It's very thorough but clearly out of date in various ways. There are also some great books on Jacksonville/NE Florida in Indian history and the colonial period and particular events such as the Patriot War, the Civil War and the early film industry.
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Re: The Jacksonville Quay
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 11:37:33 PM »
The Jacksonville Quay RFI # AD-0547-13 expires May 30, 2013. Not much time. Has the RFI on Shipyards/Landmar been announced on any media outlet in this city? Radio? Print? TV?

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Re: The Jacksonville Quay
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 06:25:10 PM »
Many thanks.  I will check out Old Hickory's Town (great title!) and dig deeper from there.

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Re: The Jacksonville Quay
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2013, 03:59:12 PM »
I'm working on a proposal  for the RFI # AD-0547-13 Shipyards

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Re: The Jacksonville Quay
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2013, 11:48:49 PM »
The landing would make a great public market..why havent they done that?? Not much is there now..