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Title: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on September 20, 2010, 03:21:20 AM
Urban Construction Update: September 2010

(http://photos.metrojacksonville.com/photos/1012772531_aMMxW-M.jpg)

A look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of September.

Full Article
http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2010-sep-urban-construction-update-september-2010
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: tufsu1 on September 20, 2010, 08:46:18 AM
From what I understand, horizontal work at 200 Riverside is commencing....and vertical construction will begin around the end of the year
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: heights unknown on September 20, 2010, 09:19:41 AM
Still not much going on save the Courthouse...and it's coming along quite nicely, but, I still don't like it.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Jason on September 20, 2010, 09:30:33 AM
Glad to see 200 Riverside moving forward!  And the Wolfson's hospital tower should be comming out of the dirt soon as well.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Intuition Ale Works on September 20, 2010, 09:39:21 AM
Just wanted to give everyone an update since there is a picture of our construction on this thread.

We will be completing the brewery by September 30th. Hope to brew our first batch of People's Pale Ale soon after that and will release our beers by the end of October.

Have received our Federal Brewers Permit and will get our Florida permit next week. Can't brew beer for sale until you receive both.

Our taproom will open in the middle of November and will be open 4 days a week and will have 12 beers on tap.
We will be selling quart and gallon growlers to go in addition to kegs.
We also are in discussions with a couple of local restaurants about selling there "wares" during taproom hours.

Can't wait to be a part of King Street and the Riverside brewing district!

Cheers,

Ben
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Ethylene on September 20, 2010, 09:40:26 AM
Photo tagged as 5th and Market is 5th and Liberty, NW 1400 block!
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: TheProfessor on September 20, 2010, 11:22:05 AM
What is up with the new fountain in Avondale?  What is that?
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Charles Hunter on September 20, 2010, 12:05:33 PM
Are the other intersections along Laura going to be as much of a tank-trap as the roundabout?  If so, my east-west travel thru DT will be on State/Union. I'm sure the auto repair shops that do front-end work are loving it!
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: acme54321 on September 20, 2010, 12:15:38 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't think that the roundabout on Laura is that bad?  It is bumpy but it's not like your suspension is going to fall off.  Think of how many similar small bumps you hit while going 45 down San Jose or whatever.  It centainly does slow down the traffic in that area.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Doctor_K on September 20, 2010, 12:46:53 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't think that the roundabout on Laura is that bad?  It is bumpy but it's not like your suspension is going to fall off.  Think of how many similar small bumps you hit while going 45 down San Jose or whatever.  It centainly does slow down the traffic in that area.
+1.

Also - I remember reading somewhere else in the forums that 200 Riverside is going to look nothing like its original incarnation?  How far off will the final product be?  Enough to elicit another 'ho-hum' reaction?
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: urbanlibertarian on September 20, 2010, 01:07:24 PM
What is DK's Island?  Donkey Kong?
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: hooplady on September 20, 2010, 01:19:42 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't think that the roundabout on Laura is that bad?  It is bumpy but it's not like your suspension is going to fall off.  Think of how many similar small bumps you hit while going 45 down San Jose or whatever.  It centainly does slow down the traffic in that area.
No, you're not the only one.  I purposely drove it the other day just to see what all the fuss was about.  It's bumpy so cars slow down.  Duh - works exactly as intended.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: JeffreyS on September 20, 2010, 01:22:23 PM
Love the Round about. First rule in making an area more pedestrian friendly slow the cars down.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: acme54321 on September 20, 2010, 01:29:04 PM
Well I'm glad I'm not the only one!  So far I have mostly seen people bitching about it.  My only beef is that they could have put a small concrete strip around the outside for skinny tire cyclists.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: hanjin1 on September 20, 2010, 02:16:28 PM
what is happening at 5th and liberty??? i see it's been boraded up, yet i have not heard anything about it
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: fieldafm on September 20, 2010, 02:24:34 PM
Well I'm glad I'm not the only one!  So far I have mostly seen people bitching about it.  My only beef is that they could have put a small concrete strip around the outside for skinny tire cyclists.

I bike there three times a week.  There is a paver path connecting the two sidewalks, which is what I use when at the roundabout.  That pedestrian paver path will also exist at the Bay/Laura intersection they are working on now.

Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: acme54321 on September 20, 2010, 02:37:49 PM
I meant for people on road bikes that aren't riding on the sidewalk, sorry for any confusion.  People going slower on fat tire bikes should have no problem hopping up on the sidewalk or just riding over the pavers.  But people with road bikes (700c tires)  will have issues crossing these roundabouts.   The problem here is that you do not want people on bikes flying up onto sidewalks in pedestrian pathways.  Luckily for DT there are hardly an pedestrians so I doubt that will be an issue.  Also road riders will not want to be riding up on to sidewalks or over cobbles with large voids like these because they are not designed for that and it may damage equipment. 
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: arb on September 20, 2010, 02:48:56 PM
YAY! Makes me excited to see our uban core coming back to LIFE month by month!
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: acme54321 on September 20, 2010, 02:53:34 PM
YAY! Makes me excited to see our uban core coming back to LIFE month by month!

Definately!  Hopefully the Laura Trio/Barnett project comes to life.  It would do great as an anchor in the heart of DT to promote continued redevelopment!
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: arb on September 20, 2010, 03:26:43 PM
YAY! Makes me excited to see our uban core coming back to LIFE month by month!

Definately!  Hopefully the Laura Trio/Barnett project comes to life.  It would do great as an anchor in the heart of DT to promote continued redevelopment!

That would be awesome. MJ needs a "like" button like Facebook - I would totally "like" this!
Title: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Miss Fixit on September 20, 2010, 03:32:42 PM
what is happening at 5th and liberty??? i see it's been boraded up, yet i have not heard anything about it

5th and Liberty will be a single family residence.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: simms3 on September 20, 2010, 08:16:28 PM
Is it just me or is construction and the sheer amount of projects ramping up?  If so, AWESOME!

2 comments:  New County Courthouse:  Ewwww, puke, less than ho hum about it.

Avondale streetscaping: glad they preserved some trees, but in the quarter section near Blue Fish Oyster Bar, it seems it could use some small shade trees, no?
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: simms3 on September 20, 2010, 08:18:27 PM
what is happening at 5th and liberty??? i see it's been boraded up, yet i have not heard anything about it

5th and Liberty will be a single family residence.

I caught the residents at work when I took my photos of Springfield this summer.  Seemed like a very nice couple trying to convert a former commercial use to residential.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Overstreet on September 20, 2010, 09:52:01 PM
I meant for people on road bikes that aren't riding on the sidewalk, sorry for any confusion.  People going slower on fat tire bikes should have no problem hopping up on the sidewalk or just riding over the pavers.  But people with road bikes (700c tires)  will have issues crossing these roundabouts.   The problem here is that you do not want people on bikes flying up onto sidewalks in pedestrian pathways.  Luckily for DT there are hardly an pedestrians so I doubt that will be an issue.  Also road riders will not want to be riding up on to sidewalks or over cobbles with large voids like these because they are not designed for that and it may damage equipment. 

Impossible no.........diffulcult yes. Having lost tires on other things downtown, specifically the railroad tracks on San Marco near the hospital, I'd be hesitant to go though those round abouts.  Here is some words about the cobbles on this years Tour De France.

http://www.teamradioshack.us/tire-shredding-cobbles-tour-de-france-stage-3-recap/
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: thelakelander on September 23, 2010, 06:32:08 AM
It looks like East San Marco could be beginning to move forward as well.

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East San Marco, conditional capacity availability
 
This is a conditional capacity availability at East San Marco for construction of mixed-use residential building (Permit No. 76693).Hendricks Avenue, and Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida

Address: Hendricks Avenue, and Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida

Type of project: Conditional capacity availability

Planning district: Southeast

Agent: Chris Kuhn, East San Marco

Owner: East San Marco LLC

Database entry date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Agency file date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Applicant's submission date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Real estate identification number: 081645-0000, 081642-0000, 081643-0000, 081648-0000, 081650-0000, 081649-0000, 081652-0000, 081659-0000, 081658-0000, 081658-0000, 081663-0000

Square footage of interior space: 57

Property acreage: 4.7

Estimated construction cost/value: $5,300,000

City development number: 7,427

http://jacksonville.com/business/inthepipeline/project/2010-09-18/east-san-marco-conditional-capacity-availability
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: acme54321 on September 23, 2010, 07:39:17 AM
It looks like East San Marco could be beginning to move forward as well.

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East San Marco, conditional capacity availability
 
This is a conditional capacity availability at East San Marco for construction of mixed-use residential building (Permit No. 76693).Hendricks Avenue, and Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida

Address: Hendricks Avenue, and Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida

Type of project: Conditional capacity availability

Planning district: Southeast

Agent: Chris Kuhn, East San Marco

Owner: East San Marco LLC

Database entry date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Agency file date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Applicant's submission date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Real estate identification number: 081645-0000, 081642-0000, 081643-0000, 081648-0000, 081650-0000, 081649-0000, 081652-0000, 081659-0000, 081658-0000, 081658-0000, 081663-0000

Square footage of interior space: 57

Property acreage: 4.7

Estimated construction cost/value: $5,300,000

City development number: 7,427

http://jacksonville.com/business/inthepipeline/project/2010-09-18/east-san-marco-conditional-capacity-availability

Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Keith-N-Jax on September 23, 2010, 08:24:26 AM
Any pics? I opened the site didnt see any pics.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Captain Zissou on September 23, 2010, 09:18:22 AM
What does 'conditional capacity availability' mean??  That square footage and construction cost also looked way small.  Not sure what that means.

Someone NEEDS to get over to Atlantic Blvd @ Kings Ave today and take some pictures of the construction.  Most of the work is being done on the back side of the building, opposite Atlantic blvd.  They have moved the entrance and put in a huge awning.  It looks great, but I haven't heard anything about the project.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: videojon on September 23, 2010, 11:18:23 AM
Am I the only one who doesn't think that the roundabout on Laura is that bad?  It is bumpy but it's not like your suspension is going to fall off.  Think of how many similar small bumps you hit while going 45 down San Jose or whatever.  It centainly does slow down the traffic in that area.

I agree. People tend to find something to complain about but I am happy that the city is trying to improve that area.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: JeffreyS on September 23, 2010, 03:16:33 PM
I think we are almost all happy about the round about and the Laura street improvements. I hope lighting is part of the plan.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Seraphs on September 23, 2010, 05:29:13 PM
From what I understand, horizontal work at 200 Riverside is commencing....and vertical construction will begin around the end of the year

This would be great news.  I thought 200 Riverside was dead in the water.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: mySpringfield on September 23, 2010, 07:55:23 PM
Here's a recent face lift on Main St in Springfield. 

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Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: stjr on September 23, 2010, 08:00:20 PM
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East San Marco, conditional capacity availability

Square footage of interior space: 57

Property acreage: 4.7

Estimated construction cost/value: $5,300,000

This must be one helluva an outhouse!  :D
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Charles Hunter on September 23, 2010, 08:32:45 PM
I heard that the city is starting work to put in a storm drain system on Forest between Riverside and Park.  Looks like they have already started work, tearing up some of the landscaped median where Forest meets Riverside. 
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: arb on September 25, 2010, 12:33:34 PM
What makes me laugh is that a courthouse with hundreds of people going there a day doesn't need a parking lot, but a little boutique has to have parking with probably only 25 at most customers per day. Something doesn't add up here.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Charles Hunter on September 25, 2010, 01:56:05 PM
The courthouse has a multi-story garage on Forsyth Street.  Been open for a couple years, with the City subsidizing the operator because the CH did not open with the garage.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: arb on September 25, 2010, 02:24:56 PM
Yeah but what I'm saying is that the CH had no specific parking space when being designed. Luckily there is the parking garage you mentioned for CH parking. Meanwhille a lot of business's that the city doesn't own is required to have a specific parking space.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: tufsu1 on September 25, 2010, 11:17:21 PM
actually the courthouse did have a parking requirement...the garage was built with the purpose of serving the courthouse...it just opened first because of all the courthouse delays
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: duvaldude08 on September 26, 2010, 01:20:12 AM
I was on lunch break yesterday and noticed some work and treaty oak park? Has anybody heard anything about it.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: thelakelander on September 26, 2010, 02:44:30 AM
They are revamping the park.  It's completely fenced off now.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Charles Hunter on September 26, 2010, 08:35:04 AM
Where will the homeless go??
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: CS Foltz on September 26, 2010, 08:54:05 AM
Shell Station on Main?
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: acme54321 on September 27, 2010, 09:23:23 AM
Someone NEEDS to get over to Atlantic Blvd @ Kings Ave today and take some pictures of the construction.  Most of the work is being done on the back side of the building, opposite Atlantic blvd.  They have moved the entrance and put in a huge awning.  It looks great, but I haven't heard anything about the project.

Went by Kings and Atlantic the other day.  It deffinately seems they have moved the main entrance to the back of the building (south wall).  They have built the covered porch as mention, and there are multiple openings in the south wall that are temporarily boarded.  Not sure if those are existing or new.  They have cut 2 openings in the east wall of the building, looks like they might be small windows.

Seems like the church might be reusing this building, moving the entrance to face the church.  I'm not so sure this construction is going to end up being a "plus" for the area.  Hopefully they do something good to dress up the sides that face King and Atlantic.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Jason on September 28, 2010, 09:53:23 AM
They are revamping the park.  It's completely fenced off now.

Do you know if there are any published plans?
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: duvaldude08 on September 28, 2010, 12:46:53 PM
They are revamping the park.  It's completely fenced off now.

Do you know if there are any published plans?


Thats what I was wondering too. It has been mentioned anywhere that it was being revamped, but it indeed it. We need to revamp confederate park and clean up Hogan's creek. That the most important thing.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: stjr on September 30, 2010, 11:45:47 AM
Here is a scoop on a project you missed on San Marco Blvd.  It appears there is demo already on the rear part of the property.  The architect's rendering is on the developer's sign facing San Marco, a few blocks south of Bistro Aix  and north of European Street and on the same side of the street.  Went by too fast to catch the project name.  You might want to check it out for your next update.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Captain Zissou on October 05, 2010, 09:08:19 AM
I finally found out what's going in at Kings Ave & Hendricks.  It looks like it's going to be a Medical office. 

stjr, I saw the building you're talking about on San Marco Blvd.  The only sign I saw was for the roofing company they're using.  About 3 doors north of that there's some interior renovations going on as well.  The sign said it's going to be an animal hospital.  i don't know what the previous use was.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: thelakelander on October 05, 2010, 09:11:43 AM
^It looks like they are completely walling off the building's front and shifting the opening to the rear of the property.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: tufsu1 on October 05, 2010, 01:36:10 PM
and there is finally progress on Hurricane Wings....the windows have been covered
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Captain Zissou on October 05, 2010, 01:45:15 PM
^It looks like they are completely walling off the building's front and shifting the opening to the rear of the property.

That building never really addressed the street.  They've added windows onto Kings Ave and more windows in the back.  The entrance definitely doesn't look like a Medical office, but that's what the sign said.  I wish Hurricane Wings would hurry up.  I'll give them twice a week business throughout football season.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: thelakelander on October 05, 2010, 02:55:20 PM
It originally did.  It was a part of several retail buildings at the terminal point of an old streetcar line.  The rest of that district was demolished for the construction of I-95 and the surrounding ramps.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: acme54321 on October 05, 2010, 04:27:25 PM
It originally did.  It was a part of several retail buildings at the terminal point of an old streetcar line.  The rest of that district was demolished for the construction of I-95 and the surrounding ramps.

Yep and you can still see the facade under the concrete panels.  Too bad they couldn't restore just the facade or something.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: ProjectMaximus on October 05, 2010, 10:08:31 PM
Those of you asking about 200 Riverside, I believe these are the revised plans. No residential :(

http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2010-feb-200-riverside-continues-to-move-forward
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: KuroiKetsunoHana on October 06, 2010, 03:12:50 PM
which is terrible news because, you know, there's such a shortage ov overpriced condominium and apartment houseing in jacksonville right now... ::)
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Overstreet on October 06, 2010, 06:03:56 PM
Those of you asking about 200 Riverside, I believe these are the revised plans. No residential :(

http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2010-feb-200-riverside-continues-to-move-forward


I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for the office building either.
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: tufsu1 on October 06, 2010, 08:52:44 PM
the office building is ready to go....they've pre-leased 70% of it which got them access to the financing....construction starts by the en of the year
Title: Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
Post by: Keith-N-Jax on October 06, 2010, 09:20:19 PM
Good news