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Five Projects Changing the Urban Landscape
« on: June 19, 2007, 12:00:00 AM »
Five Projects Changing the Urban Landscape



The following five projects have the potential to positively change the atmosphere of downtown in the near future.

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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007, 08:34:16 AM »
Before you guys start supporting the Hogan St. park, what about keeping on the city and its commitment to the Hogan's Creek greenway and the "Emerald Necklace"? There is already money set aside for improvements (although like most other city projects, not enough); when will they occur? What about the McCoy's creek greenway near the Brooklyn Park development touted above?

IMHO, the Hogan St. park reinforces existing connectivity created by the Riverwalk; not that this isn't important, but it's already got pedestrian traffic and event usage.

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Hogan Street park: Funded with private money...
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 09:02:32 AM »
Our support has never dropped for the Hogan's Creek Greenway or a host of other projects and ideas in the urban core.  However, it is noteworthy that the Hogan Street park proposal would take an under utilized spot in the Northbank, that is already surrounded by quality destinations and transform it into a better use with private sector money.  From our understanding, the city would not be required to spend money on this thing.  Instead, it would have to allow the private sector to do so.  If this concept is successful, like has been in countless other US cities, it could be used to help restore and improve several public spaces within the core, including the parks lining Hogan's Creek.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 09:18:05 AM »
The park is being privately funded, not by the city.  Private investments downtown, or anywhere for that matter, are almost always supported.

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007, 10:43:55 AM »
The Everbank building is a wonderful structure. It is a perfect fit for it's location. I look likes a "big city" building.

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awesome..
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007, 10:56:16 AM »
Everything is great. Too bad it's all outside of Springfield  :(   oh well, I am downtown too i guess...

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I might add the Shipyards
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 11:21:27 AM »
It's going to happen and it's going to be big.  The public park portion of the development will be a neat city asset.

When is the Brooklyn Park project scheduled to break ground and is there an estimated completion timeframe?  Is there a pre-sale threshold that needs to be reached before the project starts?

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Who is the 'private' in this private park?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2007, 11:39:50 AM »
Anyone know who is backing this?

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Shipyards...
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2007, 12:27:26 PM »
If built out, the Shipyards will be a great project for downtown.  However, the reason it wasn't included in this brief list is because it lies on the outskirts of the heart of the Northbank and it's timeline for buildout is decades away.  One the other hand, the few listed here have the potential to bring instant connectivity and synergy to their surrounding areas in a shorter time frame.

Brooklyn Park is scheduled to break ground on phase 1, this fall.  The first 275 unit apartment building and adjoining garage has already been released for bid.  The second phase will break ground in mid 2008.  The entire project should be completed within five years.

http://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,169.msg832/topicseen.html#new

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Anyone know who is backing this?


A group called Public Space Jacksonville with the assistance of a not-for-profit organization called Greenspace.

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=47655
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2007, 01:33:14 PM »
Is this project still happening??

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The St. John's status?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2007, 05:23:13 PM »


The St. John is still in pre-sale stage.  For more information visit:

http://www.thestjohnjax.com

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St. John in pre-sale stage, Shipyard in pre-sale stage
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2007, 10:55:10 PM »
Anyone with half the sense following this? Slow real estate market, Kuhn wants to build a 33 story hotel downtown in a slow real estate market only because his Barnett project only realized 4 units being sold.

Its nice to announce a project, its another to see it built. The Peninsula and the Strand have pretty much sold out, back 2 years ago during a different real estate market, and now some owners just want out. With other projects backing out, it will be interesting to see if these deals with St. John and Shipyard actually move ahead. Why would a builder sink millions into something that is not sold out yet?

I think the next 2-3 years will be very tough on the condo market downtown, we are still in the real estate condo slowdown and its going to take some time to shake out the cycle that just ended last year.

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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2007, 08:26:49 AM »
I think the great opportunities are with the smaller urban infill projects. Keep a look out for 16:flat. This is a great project developed by a local team who is very aware of our cities needs. Being the architects and designers as well, you can ensure a truly meaningful design.

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Re: Five Projects Changing the Urban Landscape
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2007, 11:36:07 PM »
Is the Hogan Street park something that is still being worked on, or is everything involving The Landing currently on hold?

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Re: Five Projects Changing the Urban Landscape
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2008, 02:54:33 PM »
I don't see a single tennant in Everbank plaza yet.