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Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« on: April 13, 2010, 06:06:09 AM »
Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington



Anchored by a retail chain that will be new to Jacksonville, a long delayed shopping center will soon rise at the intersection of Atlantic and Kernan Boulevards.


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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 08:34:50 AM »
that's a great looking development...exactly what you'd expect to see next to a flyover intersection!

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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 08:38:12 AM »
another strip mall

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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 08:48:08 AM »

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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 08:57:29 AM »
yay, more sprawl and characterless development!
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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 09:08:31 AM »
I wonder what can be done at a public level to change this style of strip mall development to resemble something like this?









This is what a typical strip mall can resemble when laid out on the site in a manner that also promotes alternative methods of travel.
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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010, 09:19:08 AM »
nothing can be done, this is jacksonville home of the strip mall

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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2010, 09:20:47 AM »
There is no such thing as "nothing can be done".
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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2010, 09:34:12 AM »
Lake, where is that picture from? I see a Barnie's in the background!
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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2010, 09:39:57 AM »
Baldwin Park in Orlando.
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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2010, 10:00:34 AM »
When I was in town recently, I walked around Memorial Park and Five Points one weeknight evening.
The street level retail at the old doctor's office site, and the retail across the street at the Sembler Publix
really compliment each other, and you have a great connecting sequencef rom the park/river/Park Lane
to Five Points. The area was hopping.

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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2010, 10:14:26 AM »
Ah, Baldwin Park, the perfect redevelopment of a military site. Definetly the polar opposite of Cecil Field.
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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2010, 10:19:51 AM »
I would contend that Orlando's Naval Training Center was redeveloped in a way that fit the surroundings....remember it is next to Winter Park....

The same could be said for Cecil...it isn't necessarily the right place for a "new town", but could be perfect for an industrial/employment center given its access/proximity to I-10 (and the future Outer Beltway)


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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2010, 10:21:15 AM »
Its all a lack of imagination...  Maybe someone would like to help me develop an idea for a strip mall photo essay? 

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Re: Marketplace at The Fountains Coming to East Arlington
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2010, 11:02:42 AM »
Am I correct in thinking this development is named after retention ponds??

1661 Riverside and the Publix shopping center are constantly cited as being progressive and successful developments, but their layout and densities are yet to be replicated in Jax (Tapestry Park maybe).  Why has this trend not caught on?  East San Marco offered something similar, but it's delayed.

I may move to riverside next year simply because of the conveniences those two developments provide.  I can't say that about any other shopping centers in town.