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Jacksonville by Neighborhood => Urban Neighborhoods => Brooklyn => Topic started by: Captain Zissou on August 13, 2020, 04:55:57 PM

Title: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Captain Zissou on August 13, 2020, 04:55:57 PM
This project looks AWESOME and what a great location.  This will bring some pedestrian level activity to the heart of the corporate office section of Brooklyn.
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The application shows it could include two food vendor buildings, outdoor courtyard seating, and a design studio with two rooftops for special events.

While it does not specify the food vendor tenants, plans show they could be a coffee shop and street taco shop.

“The HUB is a quaint gathering place composed of open courtyards and covered patios,” a description of the project reads. “It’s a place to meet friends for coffee and artisanal fare, a refuge from the office grind, a spot to refresh after walking the Emerald Trail, perhaps cocktails and al fresco before the evening’s big event.”
https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/ddrb-to-consider-brooklyn-mixed-use-development-road-diet

Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Charles Hunter on August 13, 2020, 05:44:08 PM
Is the HUB site the fenced lot next to Arepa Please?  This will be quite an activation of the corner.
Coincidentally, I was driving into downtown on Park Street this afternoon.  Saw a semi-truck backing into the loading dock at WinLectric, blocking both directions of Park. Will that maneuver still be possible after the road diet?
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Steve on August 13, 2020, 11:15:37 PM
The definition of infill right here. Watch DDRB complain about the design of a wall facing the six lane Forest Street.
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: thelakelander on August 14, 2020, 08:48:42 AM
Here's the full presentation of the proposed project:

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The Hub Infill development proposed for Brooklyn

(https://photos.moderncities.com/Cities/Jacksonville/Development/Brooklyn-Yard/i-VCBJpGp/0/3459ee0a/L/Brooklyn%20Yard2-Title2-L.jpg)

A vacant lot could become the next infill mixed-use development headed to Brooklyn.

Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/the-hub-infill-development-proposed-for-brooklyn/
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Charles Hunter on August 14, 2020, 09:18:48 AM
^Is the "full presentation" just the slide shown in the post? That's all I see when I click the link.
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Steve on August 14, 2020, 09:44:17 AM
Click the link on the front page of the site. Has a ton of renderings.
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: thelakelander on August 14, 2020, 10:04:38 AM
^Is the "full presentation" just the slide shown in the post? That's all I see when I click the link.

Just fixed the link.
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Charles Hunter on August 14, 2020, 10:34:37 AM
Thanks, Lake.
It would be interesting to see their simulation of sunlight and shadow through the day and year.  I am assuming they did one to make sure they were creating shade in the right places at midday and afternoon.
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Steve on August 14, 2020, 11:35:13 AM
Regardless of that, right now the thought of sitting outside and eating lunch right now is horrible with the weather. Regardless, please proceed!
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Ken_FSU on August 14, 2020, 07:20:59 PM
Regardless of that, right now the thought of sitting outside and eating lunch right now is horrible with the weather. Regardless, please proceed!

I think I'm a bit less heat sensitive than others, but I've been eating outside all summer because of the 'vid, and it hasn't been too bad. River & Post, Mossfire, Memorial Park, Tijuana Flats, Vale, Burrito Gallery, etc. Aside from one incident at Mellow where my Macbook literally shut down to protect itself from melting in the heat, I kinda dig it  ;D

Shame it's so hard to find restaurants with ample outside seating downtown.
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: thelakelander on August 14, 2020, 08:20:51 PM
10 years ago, you had several waterfront restaurants with outdoor seating. Two levels of them actually. Never would have imagined in 2010 that we'd have significantly less in 2020, considering a national decade long boom period of economic growth.
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Bill Hoff on August 15, 2020, 01:26:35 AM
Regardless of that, right now the thought of sitting outside and eating lunch right now is horrible with the weather. Regardless, please proceed!

I think I'm a bit less heat sensitive than others, but I've been eating outside all summer because of the 'vid, and it hasn't been too bad. River & Post, Mossfire, Memorial Park, Tijuana Flats, Vale, Burrito Gallery, etc. Aside from one incident at Mellow where my Macbook literally shut down to protect itself from melting in the heat, I kinda dig it  ;D

Shame it's so hard to find restaurants with ample outside seating downtown.

Add Strings to your rotation.

Shaded outdoor seating with fans, great food & beverages.
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Ken_FSU on August 15, 2020, 09:25:59 AM
^Is Strings open for lunch during the week, do you know?

Always looking for more Springfield options.

Crispy’s is my normal go-to to post up and work during lunch.
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: JaxAvondale on August 15, 2020, 10:05:38 AM
Great infill project! If the food hall project comes to fruition then there will be good options in that area for Brooklyn.
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: fieldafm on August 15, 2020, 12:06:13 PM
^Is Strings open for lunch during the week, do you know?

Always looking for more Springfield options.

Crispy’s is my normal go-to to post up and work during lunch.

Strings is open for lunch 7 days a week.
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: fieldafm on August 15, 2020, 12:07:22 PM

Shame it's so hard to find restaurants with ample outside seating downtown.

https://www.facebook.com/TheCourtUrbanFoodPark/ (https://www.facebook.com/TheCourtUrbanFoodPark/)

 :)
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Ken_FSU on August 15, 2020, 12:30:18 PM

Shame it's so hard to find restaurants with ample outside seating downtown.

https://www.facebook.com/TheCourtUrbanFoodPark/ (https://www.facebook.com/TheCourtUrbanFoodPark/)

 :)

Well played, Mike.

 ;D
Title: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Steve on October 12, 2020, 09:09:11 AM
Thought we had another thread on this but apparently not. Looks like Southern Grounds is going to anchor this spot at Riverside and Forest:

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/southern-grounds-is-the-primary-tenant-at-the-hub-brooklyn

Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: fieldafm on October 12, 2020, 10:02:57 AM
You are getting lazy, old timer  8)

https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,36351.0.html (https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,36351.0.html)

and

https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/the-hub-infill-development-proposed-for-brooklyn/ (https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/the-hub-infill-development-proposed-for-brooklyn/)
Title: Re: The Hub Brooklyn
Post by: Steve on October 12, 2020, 10:15:40 AM
You are getting lazy, old timer  8)

https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,36351.0.html (https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,36351.0.html)

and

https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/the-hub-infill-development-proposed-for-brooklyn/ (https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/the-hub-infill-development-proposed-for-brooklyn/)

Haven't had my coffee yet and I searched in Downtown, not Brooklyn:(