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A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« on: July 11, 2013, 10:10:00 AM »
A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?



Fuqua Development is proposing a 53,700 square foot, grocery anchored retail development on Riverside Avenue between Jackson Street and Stonewall Street. Controversial due to its suburban layout, the project may receive its final approval at today's Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) meeting. Here is a look at the project's latest site plan and architectural renderings.

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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 10:28:36 AM »
They dont quite get it do they? Its going to look ridiculous compared to the area.

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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 10:31:00 AM »
Not a huge fan of the strip-mall layout and large setbacks, but overall, this would be a definite net gain for the area.

On a side note, I'm thrilled to see that Organic Grocer has finally decided to take the leap into the Jacksonville market. It's been a long time coming.

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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 10:39:06 AM »
The sidewalks aren't even wide enough! Someone should be jailed over this suburban BS!

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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 10:43:31 AM »
How could the same developer behind the residential portion go for this? Geez.
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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 10:49:43 AM »
Count me in the camp of someone who would rather see a vacant lot than this.  Looks like a bunch of cheap stuccoy chains, he hasn't made any announcements as the grocer despite the rumor it's Fresh Market (heck it could be a Publix Greenwise if they're worried about another national eating some of their Riverside/DT traffic sales), the CVS is going to be of the plasticky variety with red accents (I'm actually ok with the drive through - area's not urban enough not to have that feature), and worst of all a car shop like a Pep Boys has been rendered, LoL.

This thing is attrocious!  This is why he gets protested and then banned from developing sites in Atlanta and Denver.
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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 10:50:51 AM »
Still looks like ass.

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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 10:52:48 AM »
At some point, the city has to stop settling for mediocre.

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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 11:39:25 AM »
How could the same developer behind the residential portion go for this? Geez.
They are being developed by two different development firms.
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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2013, 11:40:15 AM »
It looks like an awesome place to hang out if you happen to be a car.

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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2013, 12:17:16 PM »
Who appoints members to the DDRB???

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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 12:33:50 PM »
Curious, but are they leaving room for the skyway extension? 

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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 01:15:27 PM »
Is this RAP approved?
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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2013, 01:23:33 PM »
so two developments in the same area can be urban in design and this one cant, because the lead tenant wants this layout? what a joke. The city should just tell them to shove it and deny this project, but we know that will not happen because we have no one with a backbone to lead in this city!

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Re: A New Look For Fuqua's Brooklyn Retail Project?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 01:35:14 PM »
Why can't they just move the Organic Grocer to the front sidewalk and put the parking behind as well as the two out parcels? Wouldn't that solve almost everything? Same thing with the pharmacy, bring it all the way front and put the parking in the rear. Heck you could even leave the drive through on the side and it would still work.