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Sports / Re: 2019 College Football Season Thread
« Last post by Keith-N-Jax on Today at 02:15:56 AM »
Sloppy game, not sure why they had Franks throwing the ball that led to that int and all the drama that insude. Gators nearly gifted wrapped that game for the Canes
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Sports / Re: 2019 College Football Season Thread
« Last post by thelakelander on Yesterday at 11:12:18 PM »
Yawn. Either UM should be actually ranked or UF is overrated. Couldn't cover even with 11 sacks. As a UM fan, the redshirt freshman QB looks fine but that OL is horrible.  Get that together and they'll go on a run considering their schedule. As for UF, Franks will need to get it together or he's going to cost them against better teams. Couldn't believe he made those throws in the 4th that gave UM a chance to pull it out in the end.
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Sports / Re: 2019 College Football Season Thread
« Last post by Ken_FSU on Yesterday at 11:05:02 PM »
Not looking forward to hearing all the UF fans gloat this week.

So many Gators in this city, so few degrees.

At least Andrew Luck retired...
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Downtown / Re: Vestcor's Next Project - Market Rate LaVilla Townhomes
« Last post by jaxjags on Yesterday at 05:02:26 PM »
5-2 to Vestcor. The merits of the proposals didn't mean as much to the DIA as their belief that Vestcor is a development partner they're more comfortable with. Hopefully, this situation gets them to open the downtown revitalization door up to new money. That can be done pretty quickly by putting everything they have in DT up for RFP.

I honestly just don't get it....

So why bother with the dog and pony if you've already made your decision?

I was part of two selections today - in both cases the selection committee went with the initial rankings from the written proposals - we spent probably $40,000 on the two presentations. Seriously folks, if you don't want serious competition, just go with the initial submittals and save everyone the time and money.


Everything being said brings me back to this. Hopefully DIA can come up with a better unsolicited bid approach.
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Dining / Re: Adult Changing Tables
« Last post by Kerry on Yesterday at 04:04:59 PM »
This is about as stupid as it gets.  If you're changing your child on a dirty bathroom floor that is your choice.  You might just have to decide that your child has limitations and learn to live with it.
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The two main catalyst for that area were the Overland Bridge project (new full I-95 interchange) and it becoming an Opportunity Zone. Those two things got the apartments. With its proximity to San Marco, expect that area to become a boomtown.
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Downtown / Re: Vestcor's Next Project - Market Rate LaVilla Townhomes
« Last post by Steve on Yesterday at 01:13:31 PM »
Consider this: imagine if all of these respondents had large parking garages, but the winner didn’t have retail on the ground floor. They then went back and added it before the broke ground. Is that wrong?

I don't think that's quite the same.  I'd say it's more like what if.... I don't know somebody we'll call Shad... entered an RFP against somebody we'll call..... how about Ennis.  Shad's proposal is garbage, but he has a lot of money and close ties with the mayor.  Ennis is a genius and his development is exactly what downtown needs, but this would be his biggest project to date and he's actually hated by the mayor.  So Shad wins the RFP because of who he is, even with his garbage proposal, but then the city helps guide him to a better design after the fact.  The city ignores the design merits to steer the proposal toward someone they're buddies with and then uses cues from the losing competition to improve the design.

I get your point, and it’s a fair one. However, put that example side for a moment. There has to be some way to enhance a project between the RFP stage and when it goes before DDRB. Bottom line is that the project-unless the retail is in a stupid spot-is better with retail than without.
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What's y'all's guess on how long before the old Osteen dealership is redeveloped?  Not a huge parcel but talk about visibility...

I think all of these apartments coming online is going to be the catalyst needed to start turning around the North end of Philips.
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There's also the location of Overby's on Philip's that might work, if they are actually looking. Much closer to the new apartment complexes...
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Downtown / Re: Vestcor's Next Project - Market Rate LaVilla Townhomes
« Last post by MusicMan on Yesterday at 10:38:48 AM »
"The city ignores the design merits to steer the proposal toward someone they're buddies with and then uses cues from the losing competition to improve the design."

A lot of that happening in Jax............. In related news, Peter Rummell has accidentally locked himself inside a bathroom at his San Marco riverfront mansion.
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