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New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« on: March 02, 2010, 06:02:40 AM »
New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street



Bahri Gas and Convenience Store is the latest project slated for Main Street. If it becomes a reality, this project will be built at one of downtown's most visible intersections.



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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 06:16:04 AM »
Sad to say this, but that's better than a vacant lot right now.
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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 06:28:23 AM »
Northbank could use a gas station. 

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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 07:05:08 AM »
Yes, the northbank needs one and the owners need to just put in the effort to make it more pedestrian friendly and make it an urban gas station...it's not asking too much.

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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 08:23:32 AM »
I am sorry this just makes me laugh.  You guys want mass transit running up the ying yang around here and a gas station, say it with me, a GAS STATION is news around here.  Come on.  I want the downtown to be more vibrant as well, but this truly puts things in perspective.  Some want all these stores that would never consider our downtown because a gas station is a big deal around here.  Many of you are just gonna think I am a hater, but geez.  Two of the things reviewed in the last 6 months on this site are a Dollar General and a Gas station. 

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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 08:46:12 AM »
What's wrong the Shell station (Main St and Union St)? (as I laugh to myself.) Wow...another hangout, day laborer spot. I have always wondered why the Peytons will not build one of those fancy Gate gas stations downtown.

Speaking of gas stations. I was at the gas station at 3rd and Main yesterday. I met a very nice couple who are staying at 3rd and Main from England. The husband is being treated for a tumor. I spoke with them for several minutes, as I was being shouted at from the corner for change. The couple said they loved being in Jacksonville and actually said they enjoy riding the bus, even after locals warned them against using the bus. It was refreshing to meet them and talk to them about Springfield.

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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 08:52:24 AM »
Exxon gas in DC's Dupont Circle...


St. Auggie, we fight for a ton of things.  However, we are realists and like or love it, this our reality right now.









The core could benefit from a ton of uses, including those we don't deem as being "sexy", "hip", "cool" and "unique" enough.  Revitalization takes place in steps.  You can't turn a whore into a housewife overnight.  You have to learn to crawl and walk before running.  

When we have an opportunity for market rate development to come in and fill up another surface lot, we should seek to make sure it can be as best designed as possible.  This way, no matter what the use is, it fits into the the core's overall long term goals and vision of being a self sustaining vibrant urban community.
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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 09:01:42 AM »
Gas stations in areas with homeless issues are quite an awful place to be.  if you are just trying to get out of your car and pump some gas into your tank and all the sudden some crackhead pops up at your car window knocking on the glass with some sob story about needing 87 more cents to get to Detroit.

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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 09:05:41 AM »
well, Lake when i see renderings like that for this development, then I will be happier. But, until then I am not excited. Sorry.

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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 09:09:03 AM »
another recommended gas station denial, this time actually on Main Street? time to start the conspiracy theories!


but really, Lake: what are chances that the gas station guys address the concerns of the denial and move forward?
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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2010, 09:13:45 AM »
As much as we want the urban core to be walkable, it also needs services that cater to the thousands and thousands of cars that will pretty much always be around. Yes, we do need a another decent gas statin.  Here's hoping that it can be doen inan urban modern fashion rather than the standard way originally presented.  A look at miost "historic" stations though shows that they were all that much different that that original concept in overall layout, just cooler (to me) styles.
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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2010, 09:19:40 AM »
There's no reason to be excited, i'm not jumping up and down myself.  Its just an opportunity to do something decent with a long abandoned surface parking lot.



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Gas stations in areas with homeless issues are quite an awful place to be.

DT Jax is screwed if we're going to base all of our future uses on what the homeless will or won't do.
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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2010, 09:20:11 AM »
We need a gas station Downtown? Really, when there is already one a block away? One whole block! Wow, just wow.

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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2010, 09:21:59 AM »
but really, Lake: what are chances that the gas station guys address the concerns of the denial and move forward?

At this time, I don't know what the owner's position is.  However, if it can be laid out to meet the desired site design requirements, it would most likely be approved.
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Re: New Gas Station Proposed for Downtown's Main Street
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2010, 09:23:19 AM »
"I am sorry this just makes me laugh.  You guys want mass transit running up the ying yang around here and a gas station, say it with me, a GAS STATION is news around here.  Come on.  I want the downtown to be more vibrant as well, but this truly puts things in perspective.  Some want all these stores that would never consider our downtown because a gas station is a big deal around here.  Many of you are just gonna think I am a hater, but geez.  Two of the things reviewed in the last 6 months on this site are a Dollar General and a Gas station."


Ha ha ha! True.