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Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« on: August 10, 2009, 06:05:50 AM »
Downtown Construction Update - August 2009



A look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of August.


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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 07:45:22 AM »
Please tell me that those concrete benchs will NOT be around when the Main St. streetscaping project is completed.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 10:02:33 AM »
Nice to see tower crane bases at the DCCH site.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 10:43:48 AM »
Good to see something moving. The start of the courthouse construction pics brought a tear to me eye (for a number of reasons).

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 10:58:23 AM »
It's a crying shame that in a metro of 1.3 million persons we get all excited by just two buildings, Wolfson and the Courthouse. Is it just me or did anyone else hear of any other new or renovated buildings? Usually with something big like the new courthouse going up it tends to spin off energy on surrounding projects. Do we even have another proposed "Project" in this area?

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 11:14:14 AM »
From the looks of it, the Wolfson site didn't have any signs of progress from months ago.  How do we still not know what the intended use of that white building is on King street? I am excited to see what that is going into the shops of Avondale.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 11:17:09 AM »
Wolfson Children's Hospital addition is on hold.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009, 11:27:40 AM »
Wolfson Children's Hospital addition is on hold.

Oh not another dead project; I'm questioning if the new Hilton will even survive without a freeway ramp or some other direct access... Maybe we should pray for a Seminole Indian invasion on that old JEA plant site?

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009, 11:58:46 AM »
Man, what is taking Fuddruckers sooo long? It's been over a year now - Chicago Pizza (which we already have 2 of) will be built before them!

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2009, 12:07:26 PM »
Wolfson Children's Hospital addition is on hold.

Oh not another dead project; ............



Hold and dead are two different concepts.  Many sizeable health care projects are being delayed by the ObamaCare initiative.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2009, 12:09:23 PM »
How about the "new" gas station at the corner of Philips and Baymeadows were the Exxon was?  Now that's BIG news in the BIG city  :D !

If you are desperate enough, you could include the new Hendricks Avenue Baptist sanctuary replacing the one destroyed by fire.  It's "almost" San Marco.

The biggest non-Courthouse project in Jax under construction is likely the I-95/I-10 interchange.  For updates, etc. see http://www.thebigi.info/


Rendering of completed project:



Phasing:



Photo of current construction:

Hey!  Whatever happened to just plain ol' COMMON SENSE!!

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2009, 12:20:42 PM »
Hold and dead are two different concepts.  Many sizeable health care projects are being delayed by the ObamaCare initiative.
No, it isn't because of this health care plan. They put this on hold last fall due to the recession because they wouldn't be able to get proper financing, or whatever it was.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2009, 03:31:09 PM »
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It's a crying shame that in a metro of 1.3 million persons we get all excited by just two buildings, Wolfson and the Courthouse.

Well, for the narrow area that this monthly article reports on, I think that's good, all things considered. I've seen several other condo projects proceeding around town, so growth continues. These make me nervous now and not celebratory as I fear ever more inventory in an overladen market and a continued downward pressure on prices.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2009, 04:19:21 PM »
No, it isn't because of this health care plan. They put this on hold last fall due to the recession because they wouldn't be able to get proper financing, or whatever it was.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - August 2009
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2009, 04:21:36 PM »
Evolution.
Alright, whatever you think, just presenting the fact, not the fiction.
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