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Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« on: August 13, 2009, 06:07:35 AM »
Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward



In 2006, Metro Jacksonville developed a plan called "Lighting Laura Street".  The purpose of this was to show what a little investment in a prime North-South corridor could do.  Over three years later, the plan is about to breaking ground.  Today, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at its latest success, the Lighting Laura Street Plan

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 06:21:52 AM »
This sounds great! Glad this is moving forward.

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 06:52:52 AM »
Glad to see Andrew Jackson is finally getting moved to a more prominent location -- BUT, give the guy some presence already!!! Elevate him 1.5-2 stories, plumb up some misters on the top of his base, and put some vagrant-unfriendly seating at the base. Maybe Sleiman even throws a jumbotron on the outside of the Landing, and there's some chance of vibrancy. This city couldn't plan a people-friendly public space to save its life.

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 07:48:58 AM »
I like the jumbotron idea for outside the Landing. That would liven things up a little.

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009, 08:42:23 AM »
Is this going to be in phases? I wonder what the condition of the Street will be by Florida-Georgia weekend or by the Gator Bowl.
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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2009, 08:42:43 AM »
I used to work on Laura Street and these improvements would be nice.

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2009, 08:58:25 AM »
Zoo, you're exactly right about the city's planning. I also find it sad that when we're faced with a budget crunch, and the city wants to pay all that money to move Jackson...please!


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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2009, 09:22:15 AM »
Something is better than doing nothing. This has a good chance of spurring other enhancements to the streetscape like the aforementioned idea and based upon the success, maybe other streets as well.

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2009, 09:22:19 AM »
i love round abouts with a centrally featured statue.  mr. jackson deserves this more prominent location instead of being a struggling retail outlets lawn ornament.

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009, 10:42:53 AM »
I am glad they are finally putting a sidewalk in front of the modis building along Laura St.  You have to walk on the little sliver along the flower bed now.

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2009, 10:58:13 AM »
Great work guys in making positive change come to fruition.

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2009, 11:18:45 AM »
another MJ success story!

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2009, 11:26:39 AM »
Pardon my ignorance, but where is Andrew Jackson now?  I guess that is a testament to how poorly he is being displayed right now.  I agree that raising him up a few feet would be beneficial.  You know if it's kept at 6' kids are going to try and climb all over it.  I say 8-12 with a larger podium as described earlier would be great.

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2009, 11:31:32 AM »
At the landing

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Re: Lighting Laura Street Plan Moves Forward
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2009, 11:32:44 AM »
With Andrew Jackson on the move this might be the perfect chance for Sleiman to open that side of the Landing to the street. Create some outdoor dining, etc. On another note I read in the 904 Magazine that Fuddruckers is not coming to the Landing and that Peterbrooke Chocolate is not a done deal either.