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Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:00:02 AM »
Urban Construction Update - May 2018



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 May 2018.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 01:28:06 AM »
El Jefe should be opening shortly. They've had a few private tastings already.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 07:40:44 PM »
The Drew Mansion is actively being renovated now. Construction permit approved, scaffolding is up, workers present : )

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 10:13:11 PM »
Glad to see that cool old industrial building being rehabbed for the soccer place!

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 03:04:43 PM »
Anybody else think the new MD Anderson hospital is way too busy looking?  Too many textured walls for my taste.

I'm excited about the soccer fields, but not sure I understand how that's going to work.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 03:17:14 PM »
^ I agree with you on the textured walls. I think it would look better now and age better if they were flat.

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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 03:17:54 PM »
Anybody else think the new MD Anderson hospital is way too busy looking?  Too many textured walls for my taste.

I'm excited about the soccer fields, but not sure I understand how that's going to work.

As to MD Anderson, perhaps it is, but compared to the boring designs normally done in JAX, I'll take it. If you drive by the garage the perforated metal wall is pretty interesting. Better than what I believe you will get with the Trio garage.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 04:38:53 PM »
Anybody else think the new MD Anderson hospital is way too busy looking?  Too many textured walls for my taste.

I'm excited about the soccer fields, but not sure I understand how that's going to work.

As to MD Anderson, perhaps it is, but compared to the boring designs normally done in JAX, I'll take it. If you drive by the garage the perforated metal wall is pretty interesting. Better than what I believe you will get with the Trio garage.

I agree that it's better than nothing, but they just took it about 20% too far.  If the bulk of the sides were flat and it had the metal accent walls, tiles around the windows, etc... that would be nice.  As it is, the whole place is one big accent wall.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 05:22:03 PM »
I think you must be in shock from the lack of Jacksonville Beige stucco.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2018, 05:33:49 PM »
I like MD Anderson. Much better than I was expecting for a Baptist hospital building.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2018, 01:22:05 PM »
Refurb rather than new construction, but I just walked by the Landing and there's major construction going on at Hooters.

Restaurant looks closed for remodeling for the foreseeable future (during Jazz Fest, no less).

Saw them unpacking new furniture, looks nice.

At least someone is investing money in the Landing :D
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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2018, 02:09:33 PM »
Anybody else think the new MD Anderson hospital is way too busy looking?  Too many textured walls for my taste.

I'm excited about the soccer fields, but not sure I understand how that's going to work.

As to MD Anderson, perhaps it is, but compared to the boring designs normally done in JAX, I'll take it. If you drive by the garage the perforated metal wall is pretty interesting. Better than what I believe you will get with the Trio garage.

Sort of makes one wonder why our healthcare costs are so out of control when the physician parking garage is adorned with a perforated metal wall on one side and a mosaic art installation on the other. /s

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2018, 05:57:01 PM »
Refurb rather than new construction, but I just walked by the Landing and there's major construction going on at Hooters.

Restaurant looks closed for remodeling for the foreseeable future (during Jazz Fest, no less).

Saw them unpacking new furniture, looks nice.

At least someone is investing money in the Landing :D

Is this what Sleiman giving up and signing long-term contracts looks like?

Sort of makes one wonder why our healthcare costs are so out of control when the physician parking garage is adorned with a perforated metal wall on one side and a mosaic art installation on the other. /s

But privatized health care can never be as good as the government, right? Government always fails, doesn't it? /s

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2018, 06:11:25 PM »
Refurb rather than new construction, but I just walked by the Landing and there's major construction going on at Hooters.

Restaurant looks closed for remodeling for the foreseeable future (during Jazz Fest, no less).

Saw them unpacking new furniture, looks nice.

At least someone is investing money in the Landing :D

Is this what Sleiman giving up and signing long-term contracts looks like?

Probably. Hooters wanted to renovate a while back. However, their plans were on hold because of indecision on if the building would be demolished as a part of a plan to raze and rebuild the Landing.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2018
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2018, 08:28:41 PM »
Here's what she looked like today:



Also, Sleiman ain't no angel, but the city probably shouldn't complain about him not wanting to play ball when they've left the Landing's docks in this state since Matthew in 2016:

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