Author Topic: Downtown Zoning Overhaul  (Read 1994 times)

Kiva

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Re: Downtown Zoning Overhaul
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2019, 08:24:18 PM »
Lol, we haven't gotten to JTA today! The biz journal has an article out about JTA considering using elevators to get AVs from the Skyway to the ground instead of ramps. Talk about a bottleneck and capacity choking idea...
Elevators? What new methods can Jacksonville come up with to shoot the city in the foot?

Steve

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Re: Downtown Zoning Overhaul
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2019, 09:22:24 AM »
Update on this:

DIA backs plan to simplify Downtown design standards, eliminate parking space requirements

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/dia-backs-plan-to-simplify-downtown-design-standards-eliminate-parking-space-requirements

Steve

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Re: Downtown Zoning Overhaul
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2019, 11:23:44 AM »
Approved (unanimously) by City Council:

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/plan-to-simplify-downtown-design-standards-approved-by-jacksonville-city-council

Highlights:

 - Reduces Downtown Districts from 11 to 8
 - Reduces zoning categories from 14 down to 1, which allows for a variety of uses
 - Eliminates minimum parking requirements downtown

I can't argue with any of this, though I'm sure some people can find fault

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Re: Downtown Zoning Overhaul
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2019, 09:53:49 AM »
thanks

MusicMan

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Re: Downtown Zoning Overhaul
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2019, 10:44:32 AM »
“Ultimately, the goal is to give you some breathing room and not have a solid wall of something tall along the river that blocks off the public's view and access to the waterfront, recognizing that the riverfront is probably the greatest asset of all in Downtown and making sure it is a publicly available asset and helps lift values of everything adjacent to it,” Boyer said.


It's tough to swallow that one when so much of the Downtown riverfront is abandoned or completly undersused at this point. From Met Park down to The Landing there is not much going on with the riverfront, certainly very little public use as things stand today.