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Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« on: January 04, 2016, 03:00:04 AM »
Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016



In 2015, the amount of downtown redevelopment proposals kicked it up a notch. Looking forward to 2016, here are five projects and points of discussion that have the potential to "TransForm Jax".

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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 10:05:50 AM »
Nothing will happen with the Landing under Curry but I think that isn't a bad thing. Getting the Trio done should be the main priority and Berkman II would be great to finish especially for all the new businesses attempting to start along the now very vacant Bay St. corridor.

What type of timeline are we going to see on the District and Broadstone developments?

What should we be looking for in Brooklyn upcoming this year? What may break ground?

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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2016, 10:29:39 AM »
Both the District (phase 1) and Broadstone are anticipating breaking ground in mid-2016. In Brooklyn, expect to see Gate move forward with a gas station at Park & Forest.
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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 10:49:56 AM »
Ennis, did you hear anything new on the Ambassador Hotel in 2015?

Just curious.

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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2016, 11:45:43 AM »
Hey and let's not forget all of the new skyscraper developers that are lining up over on that amazing new BRT line!

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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 11:58:58 AM »
Both the District (phase 1) and Broadstone are anticipating breaking ground in mid-2016. In Brooklyn, expect to see Gate move forward with a gas station at Park & Forest.

I am surprised we won't see more going on in Brooklyn with all the riverfront property, new YMCA, super market, and pretty successful apartment buildings.


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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2016, 01:35:28 PM »
My guess is that 2016 will be a big year for announcements on a host of small to medium sized projects while most of the stuff actually breaks ground in 2017. This past year set a good foundation (for example 220 Riverside and Brooklyn occupancy rates show strong market potential) so now more and more people will feel positive about momentum and invest. Also if the Trio gets funded and FSCJ moves into that building on Adams we might actually start cooking with gas. Here's to sending positive vibes this year!

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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 04:07:56 PM »
Very hopeful about Kings Ave and the other proposals on the southbank but I'll set my expectations on a 2017 groundbreaking just to feel better. And what about East San Marco? Beyond frustrating.

Totally agree the market should dictate that Berkman comes before major redevelopments of the Landing or Shipyards. Let's fix the most obvious eyesore and at least get something that would be moderately feasible financially.

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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 04:37:28 PM »
Honestly, if the District, Broadstone, and the Berkman II were to be under construction by year's end, Jax would have had a good year. The Southbank would be transformed and I think it will continue to pick up steam. If we hear word on a time frame for construction for the follow up to 220 (200 Riverside) and the hotel planned, then Jax had a great year IMO.  If a Laura St. Trio deal were reached, that is an amazing year!

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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2016, 05:18:36 PM »
Both the District (phase 1) and Broadstone are anticipating breaking ground in mid-2016. In Brooklyn, expect to see Gate move forward with a gas station at Park & Forest.

I am surprised we won't see more going on in Brooklyn with all the riverfront property, new YMCA, super market, and pretty successful apartment buildings.

There will be a lot more than Gate going up. Stay tuned!
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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2016, 05:19:28 PM »
Very hopeful about Kings Ave and the other proposals on the southbank but I'll set my expectations on a 2017 groundbreaking just to feel better. And what about East San Marco? Beyond frustrating.

Hopefully, this will be the year for good news on East San Marco.
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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2016, 08:18:34 PM »
I am going to remain very hopeful and positive. To me, #4 is probably the most overlooked element of changing how Jacksonville traditionally has done business. The DDRB needs to grow some balls and make sure that Brooklyn is developed as a truly urban, walkable district. No huge surface parking lots and no 1 story buildings!!! If the senior housing project, Houston Manor, can incorporate parking underneath the structure, then so can the potential hotel and office buildings that have been rumored to be in the development pipeline. The Brooklyn Neighborhood isn't that large, so I feel we can set high standards and stick to them. If there is money to be made, developers will modify proposals to meet the DDRB's demands.

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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2016, 10:30:57 AM »
Both the District (phase 1) and Broadstone are anticipating breaking ground in mid-2016. In Brooklyn, expect to see Gate move forward with a gas station at Park & Forest.
I am surprised we won't see more going on in Brooklyn with all the riverfront property, new YMCA, super market, and pretty successful apartment buildings.
There will be a lot more than Gate going up. Stay tuned!
I heard from a reliable source that 4 projects along the Park Street corridor are about to announce their plans.

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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2016, 10:34:06 AM »
^Goodbye warehouses!
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Re: Changing the Urban Landscape in 2016
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2016, 10:47:56 AM »
Both the District (phase 1) and Broadstone are anticipating breaking ground in mid-2016. In Brooklyn, expect to see Gate move forward with a gas station at Park & Forest.
I am surprised we won't see more going on in Brooklyn with all the riverfront property, new YMCA, super market, and pretty successful apartment buildings.
There will be a lot more than Gate going up. Stay tuned!
I heard from a reliable source that 4 projects along the Park Street corridor are about to announce their plans.

What type of projects? Commercial? Residential?