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Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« on: October 13, 2021, 06:21:59 AM »
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A brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville.


Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/urban-construction-update-septemberoctober-2021/
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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 06:41:18 AM »
Something is wrong with the links in the article, they all redirect to the June/July update.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 07:11:38 AM »
Thanks! The links should be updated. I was doing that at the same time as your post.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 11:01:52 AM »
A couple more things in Springfield that weren't featured...

Bold City Yoga is almost finished building out their space at 1334 Walnut Street:
https://www.boldcityyogacenter.com/

Plantaja is working on their space on the SW corner of 8th & Liberty:
https://www.facebook.com/plantajajax/

Also, the Main Street Food Truck Park had its grand opening cekebration on Oct 9th. Big turnout. It won't be fully operational until November, however, once it completes the rezoning process.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 12:28:51 PM »
Ugh, seeing that huge FIS parking garage on Riverside Ave makes me sad... Half of that road is going to be massive street facing parking garages before I die.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 02:40:48 PM »
It would be nice if some of these garages could have been built to take residential on top at a later time. The garage facing the landing site is the saddest of all, especially if we have a grand park there eventually.
Also, how come all these garages get to build with an agreement to have retail and never develop the retail. Are the developers finding loopholes to get around it? Is there an agreement that states: "when the market is right?" It never is around here.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2021, 04:23:29 PM »
It would be nice if some of these garages could have been built to take residential on top at a later time. The garage facing the landing site is the saddest of all, especially if we have a grand park there eventually.
Also, how come all these garages get to build with an agreement to have retail and never develop the retail. Are the developers finding loopholes to get around it? Is there an agreement that states: "when the market is right?" It never is around here.

A small retail space is being built at the FIS garage along Riverside Ave now.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2021, 10:36:38 PM »
I just can't get over how terrible that apartment complex on the south bank turned out. 

The Springfield food truck park looks great.  I've been to a few in other places that were really cool.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2021, 10:58:16 PM »
^Such a far cry and let down from the St. John......

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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2021, 09:32:37 AM »
I just can't get over how terrible that apartment complex on the south bank turned out. 

forgetting the boring design, the colors are just awful

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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2021, 09:43:35 AM »
Never thought a color could be uglier than (Florida Beige) until they added that brown paint.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2021, 10:08:41 AM »
Am I weird for not hating the southbank apartments?  I'd rather have that than some of the recent vestcor designs.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2021, 04:40:36 PM »
^Such a far cry and let down from the St. John......



Didn't the executives that fought to lower the height of the current building,because it would have blocked their office view, move their offices to Southside? Pretty sure that's what happened. Our leadership caved and they fled anyways.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - September/October 2021
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2021, 05:17:33 PM »
^Such a far cry and let down from the St. John......



Didn't the executives that fought to lower the height of the current building,because it would have blocked their office view, move their offices to Southside? Pretty sure that's what happened. Our leadership caved and they fled anyways.

The building owner sued for air rights, not a tenant in the building.