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Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:05:02 PM »
Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released



A look at Elements Development LLC's plans for their “Healthy Town” concept at the 28.6-acre JEA Southbank site.  Elements Development LLC. is a partnership between developers Michael Balanky and Peter Rummell.

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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 09:09:11 PM »
Thanks for grabbing these, when I heard Stephanie Brown talking about it this morning on WOKV, I was hoping you guys would get some of the mock ups.

Reminds me a little of Tapestry Park, except with a riverfront.

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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 10:05:07 PM »
A sea of neo-stucco.  .... color me excited!

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 10:39:49 PM »
^ looks a lot like Celebration and WaterColor...so not surprising given Rummel's involvement

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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 10:31:19 AM »
more town center then downtown.

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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 10:41:47 AM »
It would be cool to extend the Skyway from the King Street stop into the center of this development and really make it a transit destination. 

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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 11:03:44 AM »
What is "Prudential Extension" on the left side of the site plan? Is that a skyway station? Interesting..

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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 11:08:58 AM »
What is "Prudential Extension" on the left side of the site plan? Is that a skyway station? Interesting..

I was assuming just an extension of Prudential Drive to connect with the neighborhood, which I thought I had heard was part of the plan.
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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2014, 11:12:02 AM »
What is "Prudential Extension" on the left side of the site plan? Is that a skyway station? Interesting..

I was assuming just an extension of Prudential Drive to connect with the neighborhood, which I thought I had heard was part of the plan.

I believe you are correct.

I wish moving the school board off the water was part of the plan as well. But according to the plan, there is a shared parking structure.

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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2014, 11:12:57 AM »
Prudential extension is just an "official" extension of Prudential Drive through the school board's parking lot. No skyway extension is shown in the conceptual plan.
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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2014, 12:12:12 PM »
 With 1,200 multi-family units, together what's already on the Southbank and across from river from Downtown - I think the Skyway to her makes sense.
A few yeas ago, Michael Blaylock wanted to do that extension but the JEA was getting no action. Now maybe this will be the generator it.
If I'm not mistaken, JTA owns a strip of property between the Kings Ave Skyway and the JEA site that Blaylock was wanting to use for the extension.
Wonder if Balanky will still build his office/retail/apartment building next to the Hilton hotels that went on hold when FDOT announced their Overland Bridge construction project.

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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2014, 12:20:06 PM »
Looks like a pretty solid layout. I don't know why it has to look like Celebration, but if they get the pedestrian factor right and add 1200 units this close to Downtown, they can make it look however they want. A Skyway extension would be awesome but I don't know how that could be possible.
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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2014, 12:36:09 PM »
How far is the Kings Skyway station? Seems like a short walk to me.

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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2014, 12:46:14 PM »
About 600 feet if you can walk straight there. However if you are on the far side of the complex and have to take an indirect path it could be 3 times that.
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Re: Peter Rummell's Healthy Town Site Plan Released
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2014, 12:58:59 PM »
I don't think extending the Skyway to this site is worth the expense. Most of this site is within a 1/4 mile walk distance of Kings Avenue Station already.  That walk is equal to walking from Central Station to the Landing's courtyard.

It would be better to redesign Prudential Drive into a context sensitive streetscape between the site and Kings Avenue.  If we're going to spend money extending the Skyway on the Southbank, that cash should go to getting it over the FEC tracks and into San Marco, IMO.
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