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Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« on: December 30, 2013, 03:00:02 AM »
Urban Construction Update - December 2013



Major construction projects have returned to the landscape of Jacksonville's urban core. Find out where (and more) as we take a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of December.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 04:32:42 AM »
Nice Update. A lot of positive momentum.
The cleared lot in the picture shows the tree lined canopy of McCoys Creek.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 08:22:24 AM »
34. Corrado's Bakery N' Bistro

Corrado's Bakery N' Bistro will be opening soon at 813 Lomax Street.



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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 08:31:36 AM »
Can we stop referring to the Panera development as the "train station"?  Even if the developer is calling it that, none of it was ever a station.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 08:52:41 AM »
and the courthouse renovation, was actually the post office.  I really hope they keep the original features over the doors, and other areas.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 09:22:47 AM »
Nice Update. A lot of positive momentum.
The cleared lot in the picture shows the tree lined canopy of McCoys Creek.

Positive momentum, for sure, but when are developers going to get over the stucco/stripmall look?
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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 12:24:37 PM »
and the courthouse renovation, was actually the post office.  I really hope they keep the original features over the doors, and other areas.

The post office took up MAYBE 10% of the space in that building.  90% was federal courthouse which is now in the high rise facing Hogan St.  It would probably help avoid confusion to call it the old FEDERAL courthouse since we have another old courthouse downtown.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 02:14:56 PM »
I stand corrected.  The historical lighting, and other features are still pretty cool.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 02:46:15 PM »
I stand corrected.  The historical lighting, and other features are still pretty cool.


True.  I think it was built in the 30's.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013, 03:09:29 PM »
The Volstead shots above are old ones. AC units have been moved and installed, bars built, lighting installed, walls and doors erected, and the space will host it's grand opening tomorrow night.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 03:13:53 PM »
also unfortunate that the new Greyhound Terminal isn't taking steps to salvage and reuse the historical neon sign from the current building into their new digs... sure would look good from 95... just sayin'...

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2013, 04:27:56 PM »
Very positive to see so many projects.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2013, 10:08:06 PM »
Greyhound is in a 40 year lease... that means at LEAST 40 years before our city can have a truly functional surface transportation center. Thanks JTA/COJ... absolutely brilliant!

Acme is correct, "The Train Station," was NEVER a train station. There was a small wooden depot on the FEC RY on the other (East side) of the tracks just above LaSalle Street in San Marco that was called 'SOUTH JACKSONVILLE'. The picturesque old frame depot lasted until around 1970 when it was razed. The South Jacksonville Municipal Railways (AKA: The South Jacksonville MUNI) operated from a base at or near the Panera location but then it was a streetcar system. Perhaps 'The TRAM Station' would have been a better name.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2013, 10:51:12 PM »
Levels & Brooklyn look pretty cool. I also like whats going on at Club 5. It looks like Brooklyn & 220 Riverside are near each other & near skyway maintenance yard.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2013
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2013, 11:03:41 PM »
^The Brooklyn projects are across the street from one another. The skyway's yard is across the street from the Brooklyn Riverside/Shoppes on Riverside development. That little area will look completely different a year from now.
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