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Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« on: November 17, 2009, 05:11:08 AM »
Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009



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

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2009-nov-urban-core-construction-update-november-2009

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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 06:11:29 AM »
You should wear an INS hard hat and approach the courthouse when you take pictures.  I bet there would be some funny ones of the big scatter that ensues.  Don't you love the security at the construction of our courthouse?  Any terrorist can go work on the jobsite for cash and a fake ID and potentially plant an explosive for future terrorism.  I'm exciting that we're finally building the building, but I never thought that security on the jobsite would be that bad.  Turner Construction deserves more than a slap on the wrist for employing a 1/3 of the job's workforce with fake ID's.  (Even though the subcontractors are at fault, Turner is in charge of everyone...)

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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 06:18:13 AM »
Courthouse project is going in the right direction, UP!  I drive by it almost everyday and I am impressed with the progress.

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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 06:49:46 AM »
I love the new look of Main Street.  It is not finished yet but it looks 100% better than what it did before the project began.
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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 07:33:59 AM »
Almost anything is an improvement of what Main Street in Springfield used to look like.  The improvement and reconstruction bodes well for future business and residential projects along that corridor in Springfield.  Good to see the Courthouse finally, after almost 7 years going up, but not without hiccups along the way.  Turner Construction needs to be more militaristic and security minded in their hiring process; this is not 1969.  Anyhoo, a couple of real projects going up in "Big Jax;" wish there were more, but hopefully as the economy improves some of the "on hold" projects and even cancelled projects will be revived.

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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 08:28:34 AM »
What and exactly where is the Dragon Fly Bar?  Another entertainment option for downtown?!?

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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 08:41:57 AM »
Dragon Fly will be a bar.  Its right off the corner of Bay and Ocean.
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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2009, 08:42:39 AM »
Dragon Fly Bar is on Ocean, near Bay, next to the Bostwick Building (the empty old bank building with the jaguars painted in the windows).

That first picture of Main in the thread is terrific.
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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 09:17:31 AM »
Main Street really is looking great.  Anyone know what kind of landscaping is planned for the medians?  More palms or just grass?

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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2009, 10:31:38 AM »
You know, I don't have as much of an issue with the Main Street project, but the medians are terrible.  While the residents are affected, I'm more concerned about the businesses that it can hurt.

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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2009, 10:33:54 AM »
They really need to get the medians finished if they want to keep the cycle of putting them in and pulling them out running smoothly.

OK I will try to be less negative the rest of the day.
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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2009, 10:34:56 AM »
Plantings are great, but maintaining it is another issue. The lighting and irrigation needs to be kept up with. Nothing wrong with palms, look at the old streetcar pictures on Main St. Cabbage/Sabal palms lined the way.

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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2009, 10:38:59 AM »
I swear I saw young oak trees that were about to be planted, dont know what else though

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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2009, 10:40:37 AM »
Palms in a narrow roadway median make a lot of sence.  The shade trees need to be long the sidewalks where they can be enjoyed and more easily maintained.

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Re: Urban Core Construction Update - November 2009
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2009, 11:02:04 AM »
50 years from now a row of mature oaks and magnolia leading to Downtown would be spectacular.
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