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What To Do With The Shipyards?
« on: August 27, 2010, 04:06:03 AM »
What To Do With The Shipyards?



The City of Jacksonville will soon be the owner of 44-acres of prime riverfront property.  With limited money set aside for capital improvements and a depressed economy, a Columbus, OH project serves as one example of how to move forward with the Shipyards.

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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 04:52:44 AM »
Another Park???? High risers are better. Does Northbank need more parks? Another Park? Really? Why not a Hotel & restuarant strip....there is no place to eat over there.  Smh
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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 06:25:26 AM »
The current economy will not support hotels, restaurants and high-rises of any kind.

I agree with creating temporary green space including extending the Riverwalk through the entire site to Metro Park.  A continuous Riverwalk from the Hart Bridge to Five Points would be a big draw for recreational joggers and marathons.   
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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 08:03:15 AM »
Ron Barton from JEDC was on the radio yesterday....he said it should be a passive park until such time as the real estate market could support other uses

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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 08:05:00 AM »
Take down the chain link, complete a simple Riverwalk path to Metro Park and build a simple paved path along Hogans Creek to connect to Springfields park system. Use areas of it for Jag parking. Keep it simple, until an opportunity arises for some development
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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 08:21:10 AM »
I'll volunteer to start a city garden...with a small amount of that land i could with the help of about 4 people feed the homeless downtown and then some..almost anything will grow here...i hate to see dead land...why not put a garden in it's place.

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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 08:37:21 AM »
Take down the chain link, complete a simple Riverwalk path to Metro Park and build a simple paved path along Hogans Creek to connect to Springfields park system. Use areas of it for Jag parking. Keep it simple, until an opportunity arises for some development

Absolutely roadking!  get rid of the damned fence... let people fish from the pier or shoreline, walk and take pictures.  The public has been banned from this area for way too long...
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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 08:51:05 AM »
Hemming Plaza is starting to bust at the seams with homeless....... build them another pocket park on the waterfront for them to hand out in............maybe a little place where they can wash their clothes in the river

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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 09:13:09 AM »
Great idea, tpot.  We could set up bathroom/ shower trailers there and make it the day center the city so desperately needs. At the very least, the city would finally get some value out of the money they gave some rich folk by helping some poor folk.

Actually, Roadking said it best...this space needs to be used rather than continue to be wasted as it is now.
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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2010, 09:41:30 AM »
I would say skip the shower trailers and just have them bath in the St Johns River........think of it as the Ganges of North Florida.............

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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 09:47:32 AM »

Obviously truly viable opportunities Downtown have been disguised.

One sacred catastrophe after another.Now,as if a gift,the Open Space concept emerges.

This will put us on the map!

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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2010, 09:51:48 AM »
I say donate the land to the Seminole tribe and let them build a Hard Rock casino there.

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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2010, 09:55:00 AM »
Donate all of the land to MetroJax and I'll bet, I'll lay money on it, that "MetroJax" would know what to do with it! Any hedgers out there?

The land is just sitting doing nothing; prime piece of real estate with unlimited potential.  What a shame.

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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2010, 09:58:13 AM »
 :D  You can bet there would be no parking meters... and there would be integrated public transit from one end of Shipyards to the other...
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Re: What To Do With The Shipyards?
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2010, 01:01:05 PM »
I think extending the Riverwalk is a great idea. Turn it into a "passive park" until the economy improves, or until people are actually clamoring to move downtown. No sense in leaving it fenced off (which is what I bet will happen, given this is Jacksonville).

I absolutely do not see highrise buildings going up anytime soon. They can't even fill the ones that are already there (to say nothing of the skeletal high rise right next to the Shipyards).

Each time I look at photos like this, it strikes me that condo buildings are being built with a fantastic view of the jail. Talk about a selling point. I could buy one and rent it out to some of my relatives.