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Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« on: December 08, 2008, 05:00:00 AM »
Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law



With everything from completing Better Jacksonville Plan projects to battling increasing crime rates, from maintaining infrastructure to reviving downtown, Mayor John Peyton struggles.  Today, Metro Jacksonville begins a series that will take a deeper look at the trials and tribulations of our mayor.

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Re: Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 08:32:15 AM »
This is the legacy of the Peyton administration. Baymeadows Way is now home to the Florida Coastal School of Law and the Jacksonville Art Institute. Another missed opportunity.

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Re: Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 08:49:51 AM »
Great article.  I would suggest a followup article on the kind of impact Johnson & Wales has actually had and what it took to land them.  Savannah with it's Savannah College of Art and Design campus would be another case to look at. 
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Re: Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 10:06:01 AM »
Since J & W opened UNC-C and Wake Forest have also added Uptown satelite campuses.  A major addition to the UNC-C satelite is set to start soon. 
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Re: Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 12:30:04 PM »
I could only imagine what Lavilla would look like with the new courthouse, Florida Coastal School of Law, The Jax Art Institute and Bay Street Station. We have no progressive thinkers in our city govt. when it comes to development. What a missed opportunity!

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 12:35:29 PM »
A blinding failure of the Peyton administration.

It's more than 1500+ more people eating lunch downtown, but even that should have gotten the city's attention. FloCo downtown would have brought a steady stream of students, professors, and staff that would lived, worked, and played in the urban core. The move would have helped not only downtown development but would have aided Springfield, Riverside, and the other urban neighborhoods. As a city trying to attract large businesses and more professionals, a downtown law library--which would have come with FloCo--would have been a nice asset. FloCo may be developed on a "for profit" model, but it's a stable business that is pretty recession proof (people love going back to school in down times).

I know my FloCo interns wished they had access to bookstores, restaurants, and coffee shops between classes. Professor friends assert that a downtown location would have been better for academic prestige and faculty morale; the city would certainly benefit PRwise as well.

I am amazed at this city's repeated inability to equate tax incentives and temporary abatements with growth and long-term tax revenue increase.

Parking downtown is not in short supply. Even if the city (inexplicably) couldn't address parking for the law school with new construction, commercial rate (or student discounted) parking fees are a reality at many urban campuses. They could have worked out some deals with the parking interests (many of whom have city-backed guaranteed profit contracts).

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Re: Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 02:05:45 PM »
So the JEDC and the could not figure out the parking to get the law school by the Courthouse and the Art institute next to Lavilla's art school while the entire site has already been leveled. Also in the area of the proposed transportation center. They did not even have to sell them on a downtown location they already wanted it. I have never felt worse about our mayor.
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Re: Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008, 02:17:04 PM »
I would say Peyton has been a disaster but that might be an insult towards disasters.

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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2008, 06:41:28 PM »
I didn't live here when the move to downtown for Florida Coastal was up for discussion, but after reading the article, find the whole ordeal hard to fathom.  I can't think of one good reason to not have supported this.  What were they thinking?  This would have been a wonderful asset for revitalizing downtown.  We have plenty of open land downtown and urban schools all over the US make the parking situation work.  My respect for this mayor is now below negative percent, if that is possible.  I'm afraid this week's articles will be even more depressing, but I hope they create awareness of what a failure Peyton is.  I've said it before, but we need to recall him, before he ruins even more of this city's future.

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2008, 08:00:09 PM »
turtles.  :-\
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Re: Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2008, 08:04:08 PM »
Peyton just don't get it does he?  Another sorely missed opportunity to fill in downtown and add density and even a few more scrapers.  Sure will be glad when he's history.

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Re: Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2008, 08:29:37 PM »

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Re: Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2008, 08:58:39 PM »
Perhaps the UNF partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art underway can pick up where this may have left off. With 16,000 students going to UNF, it would be nice if they had a true downtown campus offering all different types of classes. I'm sure parking downtown is comparable to university parking ::)
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Re: Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2008, 10:08:05 PM »
It would be nice.  After all UNF once had a downtown campus in the same building during the 1970s.
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Re: Peyton's Struggles: Florida Coastal School of Law
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2008, 01:46:21 PM »
You Know the schools would have piggy backed each other.  You get the Law School and Art Academy then FCCJ Expansion and UNF would have to get in on that.  Find some Connection with EWC suddenly you have a lively downtown scene private money would want to have a part of.  All of the businesses who haven't seen downtown as viable would have that as a real choice. I do not even want to think of how improved the commuter rail studies would look if they converged on those campuses in an urban area.
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