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Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« on: December 29, 2015, 12:00:02 AM »
Urban Construction Update - December 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 December 2015.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 01:21:36 AM »
I applaud the owners of Cowford's and what they are doing to save the facade of that building.

It goes to show you that if you make it important enough, someone will come through.

I can't wait to raise a toast on the second floor after it opens.


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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 07:37:58 AM »
Bmorcreative design studio (http://www.bmorcreative.com/) is currently building out a store front at The Halsema building, next to Crux Collective, at 157 E. 8th Street.




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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 09:11:58 AM »
What's up with the Happy Grilled Cheese location? Seems like there hasn't been any progress in months. Case of anything that could go wrong has gone wrong?
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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 09:20:34 AM »
I applaud the owners of Cowford's and what they are doing to save the facade of that building.

It goes to show you that if you make it important enough, someone will come through.

I can't wait to raise a toast on the second floor after it opens.



+1000 Ditto for the Meeks saving the Elena Flats building too.  These are easily the top two of the projects listed.  MAYBE, just MAYBE some of the anti-preservationists will open their minds a little when they see those two completed. Not holding my breath though.   
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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 10:25:26 AM »
Looking forward to the chop house the most. We need a local steakhouse in the area and I can't wait to see the view from the rooftop.
Runner up is finishing the overland bridge, driving that is brutal.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 10:18:43 AM »
What's up with the Happy Grilled Cheese location? Seems like there hasn't been any progress in months. Case of anything that could go wrong has gone wrong?

I asked the owner about it at the Riverside Wine Festival and he was hoping to open sometime early in 2016. He said that they ran into a lot of issues and if he was ever to open up another location he would do it where a restaurant already existed.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 10:34:57 AM »
Folks are doing a lot of good work right now. That chophouse project is damn impressive.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2015, 11:02:12 AM »
Timoti's seems to be progressing quickly in five points.  They also posted online they will start hiring the staff first week of 2016

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2016, 12:04:57 PM »
Once again, Bearded Buffalo WILL NOT be located on King Street.
It will be located at 2600 Blanding Blvd in the old Phoenix Lanes.

But keep posting, month after month, about a 100 seat restaurant and bowling alley in a building that isn't even long enough for a single lane.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2016, 01:18:04 PM »
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Scott McAlister has started interior work on the Bearded Buffalo Brewing Company on King Street. When complete, the entertainment venue will offer craft beer, a broad liquor selection and food. The 99-seat restaurant/bar will be located at 1012 King St. between Burger King and Panda House.

^We're aware of that project. Nevertheless, the quoted project listed above, comes from the following sources linked below:

Plans have been approved for a 99-seat restaurant/bar called The Bearded Buffalo Tap Room at 1012 King St., between Burger King and Panda House. Stay tuned for more details on this one.
http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/food-and-dining/2015-05-01/story/dining-notes-new-ownership-has-vision-spot-vacated



1012 King St., interior build-out with bathrooms, bar for Bearded Buffalo Brewing Co., $45,000, 2,730 square feet, Koehler Homes.
http://jacksonville.com/business/real-estate/2015-10-10/story/sunday-business-notebook-nocatee-get-office-building


Bearded Buffalo Tap Room LLC

Bearded Buffalo Tap Room LLC is a Florida limited liability company based in Jacksonville. They registered with the Florida Department of State's Division of Corporations on Mar 18, 2015.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2016, 03:51:25 PM »
Does anyone know (or have a link to a story about) why so much facade of the Chophouse needed to be removed, and is that portion a complete loss or will it be reassembled?

I didn't realize that the "renovation" would in actually be a complete replacement of the structure with just the facade of the old building remaining, but I suppose it was too dilapidated to save?

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2016, 04:12:53 PM »
My understanding is that a corner of the foundation was crumbling due to water intrusion and they had to dismantle the facade to pour new concrete. The facade will be reassembled and then bolted to a structure that will be built within the facade.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2016, 04:17:30 PM »
Does anyone know (or have a link to a story about) why so much facade of the Chophouse needed to be removed, and is that portion a complete loss or will it be reassembled?

I didn't realize that the "renovation" would in actually be a complete replacement of the structure with just the facade of the old building remaining, but I suppose it was too dilapidated to save?

http://jacksonville.com/business/2015-12-11/story/old-bostwick-building-renovation-costing-more-new-building

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The southwest corner had sunk 3 inches and was leaning 3 inches, said Tom Hanley, project manager for Elkins Construction. So part of that was taken down, and will be rebuilt once the foundation has been redone.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - December 2015
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2016, 05:19:27 PM »
Thanks!

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Despite the rot, many of the old heart pine joists were solid, said Mike Stauffer, constuction superintendent, The community at Il Desco, which opened last month in Riverside, was made with wood salvaged from the Bostwick.

I'm glad that old wood found a use, but I wonder why they didn't keep it and find a way to use it in the redone Bostwick.
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