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Charles Hunter

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Re: Armory Being RFP'd
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2020, 10:14:47 PM »
From the Business Journal
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A project to redevelop the former National Guard Armory into a hub for local artists is moving forward nearly a year after the project was announced.

On Sept. 8, the Mayor’s Budget Review Committee will address a request to authorize the execution of a Lease and Economic Development Agreement between the city and Ft. Lauderdale-based REVA Development Corp. for the Armory at 851 North Market St. and the adjoining 928 North Liberty St. parcel.

Don D. Patterson, president of REVA, declined to comment on the specifics of the MBRC meeting, but he told the Business Journal things were still on track for the plan laid out in September 2019.

“The goal is to create and renovate the existing building for the benefit of bringing together Jacksonville’s rapidly developing art community. We really see this as a hub for the creators,” Patterson said Friday. “We intend to partner with the local organizations that are already doing phenomenal work and really just work hard to be a vehicle for helping foster real arts and culture in the city of Jacksonville.”
https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2020/09/04/lease-agreement-the-armory-mbrc-tuesday.html?ana=e_jac_bn_breakingnews_breakingnews&j=90527047&t=Breaking%20News&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTWpKaE5qQmpNMk01TkRGbCIsInQiOiJPT1ZCR2xLcGk5S2lXTzdqdTFSUGIwaVBPd2NGSVEzRmNcL2crTlFiVWFXaERad0doMGJqTGE0MjUyK0FHSSttMFIwMlF3VGw3d0RVRzdFaFwvODFcL01raGRiXC9UTkptOHAweVdwTVJJV01DTlwvRExnc2NGdzZcLzIrbXpmeU5vbGVrMCJ9

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Re: Armory Being RFP'd
« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2020, 11:07:48 PM »
Good to see this still moving forward. If successful, this will be huge for the Eastside, Springfield and the Cathedral District.
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Re: Armory Being RFP'd
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2020, 10:10:16 PM »
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Re: Armory Being RFP'd
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2020, 09:48:59 AM »
Has anybody checked the warehouse parcel for contamination? Isn't that a major problem for this general vicinity?
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Re: Armory Being RFP'd
« Reply #49 on: October 24, 2020, 09:56:47 PM »
From JBJ, flooding, what flooding?
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Council member Aaron Bowman asked Wendland if REVA has considered the potential for flooding from Hogan’s Creek.

Wendland said the developer will include a disclaimer clause in its tenant leases.

“Part of it’s just planning, frankly,” he said. “In the Armory, they’re going to have to notify the lessors that there’s a possibility of flooding at certain times.”

Wendland added that the mid-rise residential building would be built on top of a two-level parking garage that would mitigate flooding inside the apartments.

“There could be some issues with cars needing to get out of there, but there shouldn’t be a situation where the units are in jeopardy,” Wendland said.
https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/arts-focused-renovation-at-historic-armory-building-moves-to-city-council

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Re: Armory Being RFP'd
« Reply #50 on: October 25, 2020, 12:44:24 PM »
Flooding any other other issue such as this needed to be dealt with during due diligence.  That should be written into the contract.

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Re: Armory Being RFP'd
« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2020, 01:11:18 PM »
From JBJ, flooding, what flooding?
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Council member Aaron Bowman asked Wendland if REVA has considered the potential for flooding from Hogan’s Creek.

Wendland said the developer will include a disclaimer clause in its tenant leases.

“Part of it’s just planning, frankly,” he said. “In the Armory, they’re going to have to notify the lessors that there’s a possibility of flooding at certain times.”

Wendland added that the mid-rise residential building would be built on top of a two-level parking garage that would mitigate flooding inside the apartments.

“There could be some issues with cars needing to get out of there, but there shouldn’t be a situation where the units are in jeopardy,” Wendland said.
https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/arts-focused-renovation-at-historic-armory-building-moves-to-city-council

Aka "deal with it". Lol.

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Re: Armory Being RFP'd
« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2020, 04:22:33 PM »
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Agreement for $23 million proposal to renovate historic Armory Building approved

City Council approved a deal Oct. 27 between Fort Lauderdale-based REVA Development Corp. and the city to renovate the historic Armory Building for a $23 million arts-focused complex.

 In a 19-0 vote, Council approved Ordinance 2020-591 that includes a redevelopment agreement and a 40-year, $1 annual lease for the armory at 851 N. Market St.

REVA plans to brand the redevelopment “Made at the Armory” with art studios and galleries and retail, restaurant, performance and event spaces.

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/agreement-for-dollar23-million-proposal-to-renovate-historic-armory-building-approved
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