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Urban Construction Update - August 2015
« on: August 27, 2015, 03:00:02 AM »
Urban Construction Update - August 2015



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 August 2015.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - August 2015
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 12:48:48 PM »
Man, so excited for the BRT!
All kidding aside, the views from the chop house are going to be awesome.

But what's going on with Levels? Seems like it's been on the construction update forever with very little change. Is it on hold?
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Re: Urban Construction Update - August 2015
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 01:10:28 PM »
Or like the three spaces in 5 points that have been on this for over a year. No sense of urgency at all in Jax!

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Re: Urban Construction Update - August 2015
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 02:22:50 PM »
Don't underestimate how much time these things can take for small businesses, which tend to be what opens in places like Downtown and 5 Points. There's zoning and planning hoops to jump through, unforeseen financial issues, and sometimes architectural problems. It can be a lot to handle for a small group with limited resources. In the past few years, the city hasn't been particularly helpful in that regard. Hopefully that will change soon.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - August 2015
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2015, 02:47:38 PM »
What's really going on with some of these places that just sit here on this list, like Levels? Also, what's up with Genover's Hall? Just tear that thing down. What an eyesore.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - August 2015
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2015, 03:21:58 PM »
What's really going on with some of these places that just sit here on this list, like Levels? Also, what's up with Genover's Hall? Just tear that thing down. What an eyesore.

Obviously, you are not a preservationist.  That is the same logic that resulted in most of downtown's historic buildings being leveled and us being left with a wasteland of vacant overgrown lots and surface parking.  Stuff we don't need more of.  If they tore it down it would be an overgrown vacant lot for a while which would be even uglier and more disturbing in my opinion.  This building is a great structure and should be restored.  Doesn't appear to be anything wrong with it structurally, somebody correct me if I'm wrong.  The floorplan is long and narrow, perhaps the best option would be to incorporate it with a new adjacent structure on Jefferson and connect the two at the common wall.  Maybe if the area around it wasn't a barren wasteland of vacant lots formerly occupied by similar historic buildings that have been demoed it would be more attractive to restore to developers?  Tear it down and we lose yet another piece of our history.
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