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Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« on: March 16, 2009, 05:00:00 AM »
Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse



On March 5th, 89.9 WJCT hosted a call in show with Mayor Peyton. In this conversation regarding the design of the Duval County Courthouse, Mayor Peyton gives an answer that leaves a lot to be desired.

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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 08:57:15 AM »
Isn't the fed courthouse 14 stories? How is 8 stories almost as tall?

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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 09:17:24 AM »
I'm 5'10", so its about the same as me being almost as tall as Shaq or Yao Ming.
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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 09:41:07 AM »
I work off Broad so I drive by this twice a day every day...I cannot believe this still hasn't started.  No balls on Peyton's part.  I honestly believe he wants the next mayor to deal with it.
Thinking about moving to Downtown.  Soon to be divorced, tired of yard work and want to live closer to Jags games and everything that Jax has to offer.

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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 10:03:39 AM »
I'm 5'10", so its about the same as me being almost as tall as Shaq or Yao Ming.

But you see Lake, you got a design that I think does minimize your footprint and maximize your efficiency.  So really, your an efficient 5'10", which is almost the same as an inefficient Shaq or Yao Ming.

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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 11:30:45 AM »
Thanks, MetroJax for keeping the spotlight on this unmitigated Downtown disaster we will be forced to live with for at least the next 50 years (Peyton's Folly?). FYI, here is the original thread I started on this very same broadcast: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,4543.0.html

From my post on this prior thread, here is the comparison with the TWENTY (20) story Federal Courthouse:

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Then he added that the County courthouse would be close (using his exaggerated claim of it being 8 stories - its actually 7 stories per the City's own documents*) to the same height (he was counting the pediment on top to get to 188 feet* vs. the 278 foot 20 story federal courthouse with only 60% of the County's square feet) -totally skirting the point that this is not a high rise style structure for its 800,000 s.f.!!  Still not confronting the situation head-on which speaks volumes of why this project is a disaster.
Hey!  Whatever happened to just plain ol' COMMON SENSE!!

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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 12:10:11 PM »
Peyton is lame.  Can't wait for the next regime.

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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 01:33:57 PM »
Any predictions on who the next mayor will, or should be?

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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 01:48:44 PM »
Any predictions on who the next mayor will, or should be?

Been saying it for about 2 years now and still think if we want stuff done and done right. Tony Allegretti is the man.

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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 02:15:40 PM »
Any predictions on who the next mayor will, or should be?

Been saying it for about 2 years now and still think if we want stuff done and done right. Tony Allegretti is the man.

AMEN to that !!!

at the very LEAST, put him on city council.
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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2009, 02:19:58 PM »
Any predictions on who the next mayor will, or should be?

Davis?

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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2009, 03:44:57 PM »
As in E. Davis?  He has my vote.
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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2009, 05:16:29 PM »
As in E. Davis?  He has my vote.

Make that two.  Now that Brad Thorburn is out we need a new planning director as well.  Mayor Allegretti and Planner Davis - let's bring some progress to this town!

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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2009, 07:45:20 PM »
There has been some speculation on George Bush moving (at least part time) to Jacksonville. He stated it would be good to be in a city where he got such warm support. I was just thinking, there would be NOTHING to stop him for running for mayor in a couple of years.... Even GW would be an improvement over PEYTON.

PS: I think Peytons building would make a swell streetcar barn!


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Re: Peyton Struggles: The Truth about the Courthouse
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2009, 10:57:39 PM »
There has been some speculation on George Bush moving (at least part time) to Jacksonville. He stated it would be good to be in a city where he got such warm support. I was just thinking, there would be NOTHING to stop him for running for mayor in a couple of years.... Even GW would be an improvement over PEYTON.

Does George have any experience building courthouses?  Maybe he will bring the Federal way of doing things with him and build vert-i-cal-ly!  How about Dick Cheney as the new Sam Mousa?;D 
Hey!  Whatever happened to just plain ol' COMMON SENSE!!