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Re: JEA headquarters to shrink
« Reply #60 on: July 01, 2020, 03:36:09 PM »
Interesting to compare the two pictures and see how chopping two floors off looks.





Could be better, but it could certainly be a lot worse. Sorry HeightsUnknown.

If this is the market rate price for a full prime downtown block, demolishing the existing JEA Tower does not make financial sense. It would take a lot more than $2.6 million to demolish a structure that large. City Hall Annex and the Old County Courthouse were smaller and they cost $8 million to raze.

Whoever said demolition had to make financial sense in Jacksonville?

Speaking of the Annex and Courthouse, I wonder how that Spandrel project is going. Hopefully they and the Hyatt figure out a solution for some kind of exhibition space, open up Union Terminal for redevelopment. Would be nice to sell off the terminal to Virgin and get a sweet TOD setup in LaVilla.
I know; but don't be sorry...this is Jax so what do you expect? Why don't they just make it one story...that'll make everyone happy.
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Re: JEA headquarters to shrink
« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2020, 04:35:58 PM »
The shorter, value engineered version looks worse. The design has elements that look better on a taller structure. Overall it is too little density on a prime CBD site. In any other major Florida city that garage is integrated into the structure and not side by side. But whatever.

Lake, agree.  Looks like a giant stepped on the building and squished it down  ;D!  The angles from the roof down emulate the impression of that giant's footprint.

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Re: JEA headquarters to shrink
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2020, 12:40:18 PM »

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Re: JEA headquarters to shrink
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2020, 03:40:08 PM »
What a ride. Remember when we were worried it was going to be Lot J?

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Re: JEA headquarters to shrink
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2020, 04:39:41 PM »
A wild ride resulting with a federal investigation and more firings of senior level staff. Go figure!

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/jea-fires-nine-former-senior-leadership-team-members-without-cause

Best part is that it isn't over. Investigation results aside, they still have to find a DT space for the 40k square feet they value engineered out of this building and there will likely be a debate over what happens with the existing historic structure.

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