Author Topic: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building  (Read 8073 times)

Tacachale

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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2018, 11:38:39 AM »
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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2018, 10:42:12 PM »
Loan approved, UNF plans to have classrooms open in the Barnett by January.

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/22/unf-plans-january-opening-of-downtown-classrooms.html

Heard that. Awesome news.

It's a great start. Let's hope they keep up the momentum and get more things downtown. Having more students there means there'll need to be places for them to sleep, work, play, etc.

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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2018, 11:46:18 PM »
Yeah, 125-150 students is a drop in the bucket. You can expect maybe 10 people tops, per school day, to contribute to the restaurants/bars downtown. We need fscj, JU, and UNF to bring at least a few thousand more students downtown to create noticable changes in commerce.

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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2018, 06:37:40 AM »
FSCJ has a few thousand there already. With them, they need to continue to add student housing south of their campus and the DIA/city officials need to work with them to make their core campus and the area around it, more integrated with the Northbank and Springfield. That campus, along with State and Union Streets are pure economic opportunity that remains untapped.
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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2018, 03:50:19 PM »
FSCJ has a few thousand there already. With them, they need to continue to add student housing south of their campus and the DIA/city officials need to work with them to make their core campus and the area around it, more integrated with the Northbank and Springfield. That campus, along with State and Union Streets are pure economic opportunity that remains untapped.

Is that in process?  Is there a master plan to make the existing FSCJ "downtown" campus more walkable and integrated with surrounding neighborhoods?  From the looks of the campus now, it's totally disjointed and isn't designed to feed life into the core. 

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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2018, 04:48:36 PM »
I'm not aware of a plan involving the DIA. Downtown's arbitrary borders end across the street from the campus.
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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2018, 02:57:35 PM »
Construction moving fast.

Barnett is already two months ahead of schedule, per Adkins.
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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2018, 06:15:30 PM »
Construction moving fast.

Barnett is already two months ahead of schedule, per Adkins.

Terrific!