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New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« on: May 20, 2008, 04:00:00 AM »
New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield



Despite a slow down in Jacksonville's residential market, The Cesery Companies' Lofts on Main development is apparently moving forward. Originally proposed as a luxury condominium development, plans have been converted to rentals, allowing the project to provide short term housing for Shands Jacksonville patients.

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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 08:26:00 AM »
HOW WONDERFUL!  This is exactly what Springfield needs to have along Main!  What a beautiful building...and a grocery store?!?!  About freakin time!
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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 08:37:47 AM »
The great thing is that it will take up one of the large old car lots on the Southern edge of Main.  It will be interesting to see what kind of impact this project has for the existing older storefronts and businesses surrounding it.  Furthermore, considering the general real estate market, this will be a huge boost for the credibility of the commercial district.
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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 09:17:27 AM »
I can't wait to see this actually go up. Right on my street how nice!

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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 11:40:17 AM »
Great news indeed.  I cant wait to see this thing completed.  Springfield is on the move.   :)

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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 03:03:22 PM »
My family home was at 33 E 3rd St, the lot closest to the alley and the aqua house shown in these photos.  I wonder if they'll dig up any artifacts.  The house was built in the 1890's and torn down in the 1960's to make room for expanding the used car lot at the corner of Main and 3rd.

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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 03:26:11 PM »
They are in the process of digging up that lot now.
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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 09:54:31 PM »
Is that Prairie Style architecture?
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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2008, 10:15:15 PM »
Yes.
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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2008, 09:50:55 AM »
I agree, absolutely stunning building for Springfield.  I don't know who made the decision to go ahead with this building, but this is what the Jax City Government needs, superb planners and decision makers!  Projects such as the Laura Trio, Barnett Bank, and other property downtown and in Springfield could move forward much faster if we had superb planners and decision makers who could decide the best use of these properties now without waiting 10 years or more to finally move forward or decide to raze them into parking lots or idle empty properties.  Great building and I believe will stir more development in the Springfield area.

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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2008, 12:42:35 PM »
gross gross gross. :'(
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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2008, 04:25:20 PM »
I agree with multisoap it's great to see big windows in the arch. and dog knows we need some urban development asap but what is with the 80s stuck on memphis design detailing(!!??sic) and that weird cheap looking logo on the top of the building. Looks like a suburban strip mall plaza on top. I hope those drawings are not true to color do we need another characterless dog food colored slab building here even if it has big windows and the words luxury and loft slapped on it? A for concept and D- for execution. Can they at least build it out of something classier like brick at least? As is it will blend so nicely with the surrounding buildings. :/

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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2008, 01:36:29 PM »
Eh - style looks more "old" than neo-historic. Vanilla color eh - but at least they didn't go brick like every other new building nearby. Still a bit of a "Florida" look to it.
 
However, its terrific that this area is getting such a big investment. Especially a solid grocery store and retail space that's great.

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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2008, 12:37:48 AM »
The architectural style is the prairie style.  It is a common historic form in Jacksonville and was used elsewhere in Springfield and downtown and around town. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_style

I for one am glad to see a new building designed in the same style.  I highly recommend Robert Broward's book on Klutho and the prairie style in Jacksonville on the subject for more information.
http://www.amazon.com/Architecture-Henry-John-Klutho-Jacksonville/dp/0813007313/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218429398&sr=1-1

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Re: New Loft Project Breaks Ground in Springfield
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2008, 04:23:04 AM »
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The architectural style is the prairie style.  It is a common historic form in Jacksonville and was used elsewhere in Springfield and downtown and around town.


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