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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #90 on: February 26, 2020, 02:52:49 PM »
The old Shelby's space has backdoor (fire) access to the street, as well as ADA compliant bathrooms, but no hood nor greasetrap.

That's not the case for the other space (which has never had a tenant).

In order for both spaces to be able to offer hours independent of the library hours, the front doors would need to be modified, bathrooms would need to be installed in the second space, and the second space would need a fire exit.

Also, any lease and physical modifications to those retail spaces has to also go through several layers of red tape (library board, DIA and then all the standard Planning/Building Inspecitions/Fire Marshal)... including the most bureaucratic step- City Council hearings and (hopefully) approval.



Which is why the management of the retail spaces should be turned over to a private business with incentives based on tenant hours. The contract with the property management company would be subject to all the bullcrap. Individual tenant leases then would not.

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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #91 on: July 03, 2020, 04:59:21 PM »
Big day for the Barnett.


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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #92 on: July 03, 2020, 05:12:15 PM »
How many units total?  107

And what remains of commercial or retail?
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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #93 on: July 04, 2020, 03:03:40 PM »
What a monumental achievement (for Jacksonville). I am so happy for my city and my city of my birth. Now if we can just get the rest of the projects rolling...I know, deep deep recession and it looks bleak at present; and add to that the pandemic weighing on the national economy. But hopefully, through prayer(s) we can dig out of these pits and move on. Congrats City of Jacksonville, Florida.
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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #94 on: July 06, 2020, 09:40:58 AM »
How many units total?  107

And what remains of commercial or retail?

On the retail front Chase is building out the ground floor now.

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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #95 on: July 06, 2020, 09:49:45 AM »
Really worried about the feasibility of the Trio hotel plan. Seems it will take a while for DT hotel occupancy rates to rebound to normal levels. Out of all the hotel boom talk the last few years, only two have broken ground. That includes the Ambassador, which hasn't been active in a year.



https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/hotel-business-recovering-but-slowly
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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #96 on: July 06, 2020, 01:39:45 PM »
Would it make more sense to change the hotel portion to luxury apartments?

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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #97 on: July 06, 2020, 01:44:05 PM »
How many units total?  107

And what remains of commercial or retail?

On the retail front Chase is building out the ground floor now.

Vagabond still plans to re-open downtown in the Barnett post-covid when foot traffic picks back up.

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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #98 on: July 06, 2020, 02:22:14 PM »
Really worried about the feasibility of the Trio hotel plan. Seems it will take a while for DT hotel occupancy rates to rebound to normal levels. Out of all the hotel boom talk the last few years, only two have broken ground. That includes the Ambassador, which hasn't been active in a year.



https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/hotel-business-recovering-but-slowly

I think what you're seeing in this picture highlights the importance of a downtown that is more than 9 to 5. The leisure business (aside from major events) has to be bad downtown. Other parts of the city benefit from things like a family visiting another family and need a place close by. The beaches has the tourism component.

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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #99 on: July 07, 2020, 03:13:11 PM »
How many units total?  107

And what remains of commercial or retail?

On the retail front Chase is building out the ground floor now.
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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2020, 03:19:34 PM »
The Barnett has hotel rooms? I must've missed that; didn't know there was a hotel in it.
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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2020, 03:31:37 PM »
^No it doesn't. Phase 2, which is the Laura Street Trio will. Mentioning both, I also wonder when construction will take place on the joint parking garage that VyStar will now build?
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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #102 on: July 08, 2020, 04:39:31 PM »
^No it doesn't. Phase 2, which is the Laura Street Trio will. Mentioning both, I also wonder when construction will take place on the joint parking garage that VyStar will now build?
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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #103 on: July 10, 2020, 02:03:44 PM »
Hoping they re paint the original Barnett National Bank logo on the west facing part of the building.

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Re: The pending rebirth of Jax's Barnett Bank Building
« Reply #104 on: July 10, 2020, 02:14:44 PM »
I'm hoping they bring back the time and temperature sign up top. Now they could use LED's.