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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2012, 10:09:39 AM »
It's too bad they aren't building condos at this site. A friend of mine just moved here and she's been looking for a condo in the Riverside/Avondale area and there are surprisingly few choices if you want any kind of view, affordability or construction after 1990. Hopefully the next phase will include a tower of condos.

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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #61 on: February 25, 2012, 01:01:10 PM »
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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #62 on: February 25, 2012, 04:25:51 PM »
Oak Street Lofts?  After those three, you're just about out of luck.  Not surprisingly, Jacksonville doesn't offer as much of a variety in recently built urban housing types as most of its peers.  Hopefully, that will change in the future.
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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #63 on: February 25, 2012, 05:29:42 PM »
It's too bad they aren't building condos at this site. A friend of mine just moved here and she's been looking for a condo in the Riverside/Avondale area and there are surprisingly few choices if you want any kind of view, affordability or construction after 1990. Hopefully the next phase will include a tower of condos.

I think it was smart to go Apartment vs condos. Like the article stated, the apartment market is blazing right now. With the house market in such bad shape, apartment is living is on the rise.  Florida in particular went over board on the condos and alot of them now sit empty. I really hope this breaks gound mid year. We need this momentum.
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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #64 on: February 25, 2012, 10:59:32 PM »
Oak Street Lofts?  After those three, you're just about out of luck.  Not surprisingly, Jacksonville doesn't offer as much of a variety in recently built urban housing types as most of its peers.  Hopefully, that will change in the future.

Not familiar with Oak st lofts.  Only condos I know of on Oak St is the Frances Court condos at corner of Oak & Acosta and they were built in 1919.   Did you mean The Chelsea Lofts on Herschel?

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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #65 on: February 25, 2012, 11:06:38 PM »
My bad. Yes, the Chelsea Lofts.  Oak Street Lofts never made it off the drawing board.  That site is now where Chew is going up.

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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2012, 12:34:57 AM »
Yes, I had forgotten about those plans.  Looking at the pic you posted, I'm kind of wishing that they had done condos instead of offices.  Living on Herschel, I really think that actual residents are far more beneficial to the neighborhood than office tenants.  Just the other day at a property (single family home) zoned for a business on my block, an office employee  put out a pile of styrofoam at the curb several days before trash pick-up (& not in a garbage can, of course).   Of course the 30 mph winds had a field day with that garbage and many of the residents on the street were picking up pieces of styrofoam out of their landscaping the rest of the week.  Needless to say, an owner occupant would have been considerate of neighbors and the neighborhood in general.  The office workers couldn't give a rat's ass about the neighborhood's welfare b/c they're simply concerned about getting back to Mandarin before soccer practice.

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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #67 on: February 26, 2012, 03:51:09 PM »
It's too bad they aren't building condos at this site. A friend of mine just moved here and she's been looking for a condo in the Riverside/Avondale area and there are surprisingly few choices if you want any kind of view, affordability or construction after 1990. Hopefully the next phase will include a tower of condos.

I think it was smart to go Apartment vs condos. Like the article stated, the apartment market is blazing right now. With the house market in such bad shape, apartment is living is on the rise.  Florida in particular went over board on the condos and alot of them now sit empty. I really hope this breaks gound mid year. We need this momentum.

Apartments can also be converted to condos later when the market shifts.
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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2012, 10:56:25 AM »
And stay tuned for some other major Riverside Ave/Brooklyn news $$$... :-X

you mean like big-city developers (from Miami for example) looking at the old Brooklyn Park site?

No.  Pretty much the exact opposite.  I imagine news will go public in the next 30 days or so.  Hint: it's not a mixed-use, retail, residential, or hotel project.  And it's not the Pope & Land project.
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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #69 on: February 27, 2012, 11:45:30 AM »
http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=535759

I saw this in the Daily record this morning. The Riverside Park development seems like it would be good for infill, though there's no mention of retail. I'm assuming this is the old Brooklyn Park space.

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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #70 on: July 25, 2012, 09:13:52 AM »
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Mayor Brown signs off on Riverside Ave. project incentives

Jacksonville Business Journal by Ashley Gurbal Kritzer, Reporter
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 5:39pm EDT

Mayor Alvin Brown on Tuesday signed off an incentive package for 220 Riverside, a mixed-use residential and retail development planned for Riverside Avenue.

The incentive package will provide close to $5 million in tax rebates over 20 years to the project’s developer, Hallmark Partners Inc. in Jacksonville. Hallmark has partnered with Bristol Development Group LLC of Nashville, Tenn., on the project.

Hallmark Principal Alex Coley said the project would break ground before the end of the year.

The $38 million development will include 294 apartments, ranging in size from 600 to 1,200 square feet, and 16,500 square feet of retail space.

The development includes an adjacent park, about the size of a football field. Coley plans to establish a nonprofit agency to direct the programming for the park, which will be paid for by the retail rents.

Read the reat at Jax Buisness Journal:
http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2012/07/24/mayor-brown-signs-off-on-220-riverside.html

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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #71 on: July 25, 2012, 09:37:45 AM »
Thank goodness.  This project will bring some much needed life and hopefully momentum to the Brooklyn area.  Last week I saw three developer type gentlemen walking around the Brooklyn Park site and eyeing the surroundings.  They kept pointing towards the river and what looked like the YMCA.  Not sure what they were doing, but any activity over there is good news.

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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2012, 09:41:26 AM »
Thank goodness.  This project will bring some much needed life and hopefully momentum to the Brooklyn area.  Last week I saw three developer type gentlemen walking around the Brooklyn Park site and eyeing the surroundings.  They kept pointing towards the river and what looked like the YMCA.  Not sure what they were doing, but any activity over there is good news.

Not to hijack the thread, but wtf is going on with the YMCA? Talk to five different people you'll get five different stories or theories on if they're selling, staying, tearing it down, leaving it, etc.
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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #73 on: July 25, 2012, 09:50:57 AM »
Thank goodness.  This project will bring some much needed life and hopefully momentum to the Brooklyn area.  Last week I saw three developer type gentlemen walking around the Brooklyn Park site and eyeing the surroundings.  They kept pointing towards the river and what looked like the YMCA.  Not sure what they were doing, but any activity over there is good news.

Not to hijack the thread, but wtf is going on with the YMCA? Talk to five different people you'll get five different stories or theories on if they're selling, staying, tearing it down, leaving it, etc.

The only thing that has been said is that YMCA wants to build closer to the river and the Mayor wont let them. Thats about as much that has been said about the YMCA
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Re: 220 Riverside Coming To Brooklyn
« Reply #74 on: July 25, 2012, 09:54:58 AM »
^ Why the hell would they want to be closer to the river? If I'm asking questions that have already been answered, can someone direct me to that thread?
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