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Brooklyn Park Renderings
« on: July 23, 2007, 11:30:19 AM »
Brooklyn Park Renderings



Brooklyn Park promises to be downtown's most significant urban infill project since the construction of the Jacksonville Landing 20 years ago.

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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007, 11:42:23 AM »
This development just gets better and better.  This should set the construction standard for the rest of Brooklyn and should be applied to LaVilla as well, IMO.

Their "Future Park" proposal is exactly what an urban pocket park should look like.  This same thing could have been done on Main Street and would have had a built-in population that would use the park regularly. 
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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007, 01:00:30 PM »
Definately, what's been produced so far is a step up in the level of urban design, compared to what Jacksonville has gotten used to.  Personally, I'd still like to see new development evolve to the point where it doesn't completely white wash the district's surroundings and history.  While this project will end up taking out the few remaining isolated structures in this particular section of Brooklyn, I'd be interested to see what the JEDC has planned for the rest of the community.
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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007, 01:41:24 PM »
Sadly, they have probably given very little thought to what should be done with the existing structures.  I would assume they want Miles to redevelop the entire neighborhood thereby destroying everything necessary to build copycats of their proposed buildings. 

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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007, 02:54:17 PM »
Jedc has given NO thought or Interest in what this community or businesses have to say.  We are being "outed" by the strong arm threat of eminent domain and therefere no one is even ALLOWed to renovate the existing buildings.

   They have denied all the building permits for anyone to build / renovate that could compete with Miles .  Jedc will get what is coming to them - Ron Barton should look for another job before the sh** hits the fan. 

By the way - What is Miles going to do about the church that is on this proposed project ?

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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2007, 03:06:50 PM »
Probably demolish it, which is unfortunate, given it's one of the city's few remaining buildings constructed prior to the Great Fire of 1901.  I assume that's the plan because no one has mentioned it and it does not show up on Mile's master plan.
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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007, 03:22:22 PM »
Here's the master plan map.  An 8 story building, labled "D1" is projected to be constructed on the church site.

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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007, 09:25:50 PM »
Even though the original plans have been revised, are there still any plans for a high rise or 2. I didn't know the original plan included 2 20 story towers...

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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007, 10:11:10 PM »
At this point, the new plan hasn't been made available to the public so its not exactly known yet.  However, a few press releases have indicated they still plan to have up to 800 residential units, in addition to the 150k sf of retail/office space.  Considering the site is only six blocks, something vertical in nature, will definately have to be a part of such a plan.
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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2007, 11:20:51 PM »
now this is quite something!  this is shaping up to be a premiere little district for jax i'm excited.

they kind of remind me of the condo/apartments that surround the ikea in atlanta...very modern and urban. 

is there any hope of these units being semi-affordable? doubt it

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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2007, 11:28:42 PM »
wait a minute these are going all the way on park street!

this place is going to be huge.  i can only imagine what they come up with for riverside ave! :)

e1 e2 and f3 are the only ones labeled as mixed use...perhaps those are the taller portions.  would make sense with them being closest to the river.  and since they are starting with the rear of this project first they are probably working their way forward in phases...being able to salvage the prime space in case the housing market comes back.
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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2007, 08:51:24 AM »
I think all of the buildings are going to be mixed use.  The ones fronting Riverside Ave are supposedly going to be more office and hotel based, while the buildings between Park St. and May St. will be more residential based (with retail mixed in).

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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2007, 09:02:17 AM »
In the revised version, the majority of the ones facing Riverside Avenue will be heavily retail based.

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Brooklyn Park, a heavily anticipated development on Riverside Avenue, is significantly changing its focus, transforming from a residential neighborhood to a retail-heavy project designed to be a destination for nearby residents.

Miles Development Partners, which trumpeted a 12.5-acre residential and office project last June, now plans to use a chunk of that land to build up to 150,000 square feet of retail space, with such destination retailers as an urban, fresh market grocery store and a major bookstore.

The switch comes as Jacksonville's housing market, while never as heated as some Florida locales, has cooled off substantially. Brooklyn Park could also significantly change the character of Brooklyn, making the Miles development a destination for residents stretching from downtown to Avondale.

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The new direction would greatly accelerate the developer's timeline, which had been dependent on the pace of condo sales. Miles plans to break ground on the first phase of its project, which includes 277 apartments, in late summer. The retail component would break ground at the end of next year. Perry said the entire project might take five years to complete.

In addition to the grocer and bookstore, the developer hopes to build a 150-room, select-service hotel and space for about three locally-owned signature restaurants, in the vein of Biscottis in Avondale or Bistro Aix in San Marco.

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/040507/bus_9063760.shtml
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Re: Brooklyn Park Renderings
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2007, 10:57:47 AM »
do those garages have retail on the bottom? they kinda have their back turned on th rest of the city
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