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Title: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: thelakelander on July 12, 2021, 08:12:00 AM
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A brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville.


Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/urban-construction-update-junejuly-2021/
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: fsu813 on July 12, 2021, 10:27:09 AM
Another to add in the Springfield section:

Kindred Salon is building out their space at 12 West 8th Street, next to Ysintrity Boutique. Opening in next couple months.

Follow their progress here:
https://instagram.com/kindredspringfield
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: bl8jaxnative on July 14, 2021, 09:24:02 AM

FYI - the old Baptist Office building on Hendricks, south side of I95, started to clean up a few things, put up some plastic barriers to prevent stuff getting washed into storm sewers, etc.  Nothing much but may be a sign they're getting ready to ramp up on something?  Maybe not?
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: acme54321 on July 14, 2021, 10:41:06 AM

FYI - the old Baptist Office building on Hendricks, south side of I95, started to clean up a few things, put up some plastic barriers to prevent stuff getting washed into storm sewers, etc.  Nothing much but may be a sign they're getting ready to ramp up on something?  Maybe not?

That sure would be nice.  If you are talking about silt fence they wouldn't just put that up for fun but there are no active permits on that site.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: acme54321 on July 16, 2021, 06:43:58 AM
Yep silt fence is up at the old Baptist Convention site on Hendricks.  There's a porta potty and mini excavator sitting out there but otherwise it's not clear what's happening.  They might be getting ready to clear the site.

Also, pavement is going down on the new DCSB parking lot for the district and equipment for seawall work has started to show up on site.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: bl8jaxnative on July 17, 2021, 02:25:47 PM

FYI - the old Baptist Office building on Hendricks, south side of I95, started to clean up a few things, put up some plastic barriers to prevent stuff getting washed into storm sewers, etc.  Nothing much but may be a sign they're getting ready to ramp up on something?  Maybe not?

That sure would be nice.  If you are talking about silt fence they wouldn't just put that up for fun but there are no active permits on that site.


Ya, the riverwalk extension would be nice.   Rreminds me.... what's the scoop on the Riverwalk going west from River City Brewing?  Wasn't that going to be extended to the new apts on the west side of the tracks?  Or did that get put on hold given the RCB site plans / changes?

Interesting point on the silt fence.  Ya, they aren't likely to put it up for fun.  Maybe they're in the process pulling permits?

Just on the other side of I95, The SoBa apartments just sold for $36M after being built 2 - 3 years ago for $16M.   That's gotta get some folks thinking now is the time to get digiging, no?
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: acme54321 on July 17, 2021, 09:50:17 PM
I don't think the railroad track hurdle has been solved for the south bank riverwalk.

For the baptist site, I don't think they need permits to clear all of the old asphalt, etc.  I can't see a project like they had proposed there flying under the radar if they were getting ready to build.  I'd assume they would request some variances that would require Public hearings.

I had no idea that SoBa sold.  Talk about a payday...
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: thelakelander on July 18, 2021, 08:28:47 AM
They would need permits to clear the site. I'll check later to see if something is on file.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: jcjohnpaint on July 18, 2021, 10:27:51 AM
Noticed a few times Rees were doing soil work at the Brooklyn food hall site on Riverside Ave
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: fsu813 on July 18, 2021, 01:37:41 PM
Another to add in the Springfield section:

Kindred Salon is building out their space at 12 West 8th Street, next to Ysintrity Boutique. Opening in next couple months.

Follow their progress here:
https://instagram.com/kindredspringfield

Correction: looks like build out is now complete, they'll be opening in weeks, not months.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: WAJAS on July 18, 2021, 03:23:03 PM
Noticed a few times Rees were doing soil work at the Brooklyn food hall site on Riverside Ave
Speaking of which, what ever happened to that? I haven't heard any updates in a while.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: jcjohnpaint on July 18, 2021, 06:31:01 PM
This isn’t the food hall on Park, which was waiting for Park realignment. This was the mixed use on across from 220 Riverside. They have been digging in there a few times.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: acme54321 on July 18, 2021, 10:49:52 PM
They would need permits to clear the site. I'll check later to see if something is on file.

Nothing active as of a few days ago.  Last pulled was for the building demo.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: fsu813 on July 21, 2021, 09:59:41 PM
Another to add in the Springfield section:

Kindred Salon is building out their space at 12 West 8th Street, next to Ysintrity Boutique. Opening in next couple months.

Follow their progress here:
https://instagram.com/kindredspringfield

Correction: looks like build out is now complete, they'll be opening in weeks, not months.

And now they're open. A high end hair salon:

https://www.kindredspringfield.com/
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: jaxlongtimer on July 22, 2021, 01:06:22 AM
They would need permits to clear the site. I'll check later to see if something is on file.

Nothing active as of a few days ago.  Last pulled was for the building demo.

Tonight, this site was covered with dozens of geese.  They will have extra cleanup tomorrow for sure  8).
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: vicupstate on July 22, 2021, 07:27:42 AM
^^ Nah, just extra fertilizer.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: Papa33 on July 23, 2021, 01:58:40 PM
I made it down to a Jumbo Shrimp game finally and was was able to see the now cleared Doro site.  What's the over and under on it getting built?  To my untrained eye, I didn't see any signs of it going vertical anytime soon.  Game day parking lot for the foreseeable future?
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: thelakelander on July 23, 2021, 02:42:17 PM
I haven't been down there in two weeks or so but it appeared that site and foundation work were underway. I doubt it will be used for parking any time soon.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: acme54321 on July 23, 2021, 09:48:03 PM
I thought I saw a crane (laying down) at the Doro site when I went by the other day. 

Also, noticed today that the silt fence just put up at the Baptist site on Hendricks is Miranda Contracting's.  They're a sktework contractor, the same that did East San Marco, so I assume something is about to go down over there.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: MusicMan on July 23, 2021, 10:33:40 PM
YES!  I saw a Port-a-Potty on the Baptist site too. Progress!
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: Ken_FSU on July 29, 2021, 03:20:37 PM
Not sure if the project is getting underway or if its just unglamorous utility work, but there's been fairly significant work going on in Ron's building next to Chamblin's Uptown for most of the week.

(https://i.postimg.cc/sgjSV3R4/IMG-2209.jpg)
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: Zac T on July 30, 2021, 09:54:19 AM
Fingers crossed they're starting the project. I would love to see this one finished.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: Zac T on July 30, 2021, 10:00:29 AM
Also, Vestcor is reapplying for incentives for the Lofts at Cathedral project

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Jacksonville-based housing developer The Vestcor Companies will try again to secure state and local government funding for its proposed mixed-income, multifamily renovation of the former Community Connections building Downtown.

The Downtown Investment Authority board is scheduled to vote July 29 for the second time since Aug. 19 on a $625,000 loan for Vestcor’s estimated $28.78 million Lofts at Cathedral project at 325-327 E. Duval St. in the Cathedral District.

The board first approved the loan last year contingent upon Vestcor winning a 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credit award from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

The Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority selects local projects for the tax credit.

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/vestcor-tries-again-for-state-local-incentives-for-lofts-at-cathedral
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: bl8jaxnative on August 03, 2021, 08:13:41 AM
I thought I saw a crane (laying down) at the Doro site when I went by the other day. 

Also, noticed today that the silt fence just put up at the Baptist site on Hendricks is Miranda Contracting's.  They're a sktework contractor, the same that did East San Marco, so I assume something is about to go down over there.

For the old Baptist office site, the other week someone mentioned they hadn't pulled any permits.

Maybe they have now?  It's been empty / dead.  But this morning a handful or so of trucks + equipment is on site. 
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: acme54321 on August 03, 2021, 12:04:43 PM
I thought I saw a crane (laying down) at the Doro site when I went by the other day. 

Also, noticed today that the silt fence just put up at the Baptist site on Hendricks is Miranda Contracting's.  They're a sktework contractor, the same that did East San Marco, so I assume something is about to go down over there.

For the old Baptist office site, the other week someone mentioned they hadn't pulled any permits.

Maybe they have now?  It's been empty / dead.  But this morning a handful or so of trucks + equipment is on site.

Still nothing active at that address so who knows.  Last permit pulled was for the 2019 demolition.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: acme54321 on August 03, 2021, 02:15:42 PM
Drove by a little while ago.  They are milling the old asphalt off of the site.  That I'm not sure if you need a permit for.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: Zac T on August 03, 2021, 02:54:46 PM
Vestcor secures a $625k loan from the DIA for the Lofts at Cathedral

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A project to bring workforce housing units to the Cathedral District in Jacksonville took a step forward this week.

The Downtown Investment Authority Thursday approved a $625,000 loan from the Community Redevelopment Area budget for developer Vestcor's plan to redevelop the historic YWCA building on East Duval Street into 120 residential units.

The loan is one part of the project's funding, which will also use a low-income tax credit and other programs. The project will have to come back before the DIA again later in the process.

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2021/08/02/lofts-at-cathedral-gets-loan.html
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update - June/July 2021
Post by: fsu813 on September 28, 2021, 11:12:05 AM
Fyi - a few more things to add in the Springfield area.

Bold City Yoga is building out a space at 1334 Walnut Street.
https://www.boldcityyogacenter.com/

Also, Plantaja (a plant shop) plans to open on the SE corner of 8th & Liberty. https://instagram.com/plantaja_jax

And finally, Main Street Food Park (a food truck park) hopes to open in a few weeks at 1352 N. Main Street, corner of 4th & Main. Needs PUD & COA approvals, but those aren't thought to be an obstacle.
https://www.facebook.com/MainStFoodPark/