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Jacksonville by Neighborhood => Urban Neighborhoods => Springfield => Topic started by: thelakelander on January 24, 2020, 05:23:29 PM

Title: Former Springfield Jacksonville Jewish Center proposed for redevelopment
Post by: thelakelander on January 24, 2020, 05:23:29 PM
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The former Jacksonville Jewish Center could be the next property to join revitalization efforts in Springfield. 

Developer Springfield Lofts LLC wants to secure $3 million in taxpayer-backed incentives to convert the space into a $14.8 million mixed-use residential and commercial office project.

The project includes 78 market-rate residential units and 8,000 square feet of commercial office space, according to a Jan. 23 memorandum from the City’s Office of Economic Development.

Full article: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/former-springfield-jacksonville-jewish-center-proposed-for-redevelopment
Title: Re: Former Springfield Jacksonville Jewish Center proposed for redevelopment
Post by: acme54321 on January 24, 2020, 07:19:32 PM
Wasn't this supposed to happen like 5 years ago?
Title: Re: Former Springfield Jacksonville Jewish Center proposed for redevelopment
Post by: thelakelander on January 24, 2020, 08:12:28 PM
Yes, but I don't believe they were asking for incentives back then.
Title: Re: Former Springfield Jacksonville Jewish Center proposed for redevelopment
Post by: Bill Hoff on January 25, 2020, 10:03:32 AM
Wasn't this supposed to happen like 5 years ago?

Here's what they proposed previously (link below) in 2016:
https://www.sparcouncil.org/revised_plans_for_springfield_lofts

I've seen the updated plans, it's a bit different.
Title: Re: Former Springfield Jacksonville Jewish Center proposed for redevelopment
Post by: Bill Hoff on January 31, 2020, 08:20:30 PM
A bit more info from the Florida Times-Union:
https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20200131/historic-jacksonville-jewish-center-site-is-part-of-multimillion-dollar-renovation
Title: Re: Former Springfield Jacksonville Jewish Center proposed for redevelopment
Post by: aubureck on June 16, 2020, 07:03:13 AM
https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/springfield-lofts-incentives-step-closer-to-city-council (https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/springfield-lofts-incentives-step-closer-to-city-council)
Title: Re: Former Springfield Jacksonville Jewish Center proposed for redevelopment
Post by: Steve on June 16, 2020, 08:50:45 AM
Glad to see this moving forward, but man, CM Becton doesn't get it. It's not a giveaway, it's trying to make a pro forma on a development work. The numbers likely won't work without the incentives.

Who paid for the road improvements into his brand new Ikea? I bet he didn't turn those down.
Title: Re: Former Springfield Jacksonville Jewish Center proposed for redevelopment
Post by: marcuscnelson on June 16, 2020, 04:44:02 PM
Glad to see this moving forward, but man, CM Becton doesn't get it. It's not a giveaway, it's trying to make a pro forma on a development work. The numbers likely won't work without the incentives.

Who paid for the road improvements into his brand new Ikea? I bet he didn't turn those down.

Given that Becton's district (https://www.coj.net/city-council/docs/maps/2015district11map.aspx) has basically nothing older than what, the late 80s? Does he understand how to get it in this case?
Title: Re: Former Springfield Jacksonville Jewish Center proposed for redevelopment
Post by: thelakelander on June 16, 2020, 04:57:04 PM
Putting lexus lanes on I-295 East Beltway or building SR 9A with public funds is a giveaway. We've become so used to thinking these types of projects are of great public need, that we assume spending hundreds of millions on asphalt, concrete and sod is for the greater good.