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Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« on: May 14, 2012, 03:21:01 AM »
Urban Construction Update - May 2012



A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of May 2012.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2012-may-urban-construction-update-may-2012

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 07:43:36 AM »
Could you imagine trying to fit a reconfigured Monroe St in front of the courthouse? Also, I think it would be nice to highlight some of the new stores that have opened in the Landing. I was able to buy my Mothers Day gifts there, supporting local businesses is a good thing.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 08:10:42 AM »
"Walker's

Park & King's Walker's Wine Bar is being converted into a tapas bar."

FYI, Walker's is now The Garage. I stopped by Friday night and It's a full bar that serves food. I took a look at the the menu and it consisted of various sandwiches, cheese steaks and what not.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 08:12:49 AM »
perhaps the one lane Duval Street is a temporary thing until all buidling construction is finished....remember, the painted lines aren't the final pavement markings
« Last Edit: May 14, 2012, 08:17:10 AM by tufsu1 »

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012, 08:22:47 AM »
Maybe its just me, but the last couple construction updates seemed to have a certain buzz to them.  It almost feels like things are finally turning around and all of these smaller projects are preempting something much bigger.

I've also gotten much more positive opinions from others in the local construction industry about the resurgence of the commercial sector.  Maybe 2012 will mark the end of the downturn here locally.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 08:33:24 AM »
Keep omitting the River. Your killin me!

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 08:40:20 AM »
Keep omitting the River. Your killin me!

Huh?

So the exception was granted to Dahlia's?  That's good.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 08:42:31 AM »
+1
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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 09:05:06 AM »
Could you imagine trying to fit a reconfigured Monroe St in front of the courthouse?

I thought the same thing.  It looks like there isn't even enough room to do so, although I know there is, technically.   Looking at the pics, it seems hard to believe anyone thought it was a good idea to rebuild Monroe.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2012, 09:20:08 AM »
Looking forward to the Tijuana Flats. Great location.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2012, 09:21:51 AM »
The new cafe/bistro in SPR will be called Kool Beans, if i'm not mistaken. Also, I'm not sure if this is news worthy, but JEA continues major construction at their site just South of 1st & Laura. You can best see it from Laura (new above ground water tank).

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2012, 09:53:29 AM »
Could you imagine trying to fit a reconfigured Monroe St in front of the courthouse?

I thought the same thing.  It looks like there isn't even enough room to do so, although I know there is, technically.   Looking at the pics, it seems hard to believe anyone thought it was a good idea to rebuild Monroe.

Once you walk it, the idea of forcing a street in there is even more shell shocking and ludicrous.  It would reduce that space to being a glorified highway median, forcing pedestrians to be on the lookout for a reverse vehicular traffic flow.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2012, 09:54:12 AM »
So far it's looking like a good year for small businesses in the core.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2012, 09:58:43 AM »
So the exception was granted to Dahlia's?  That's good.

yes...it passed with some conditions (bouncer required, no drinking outside, fewer seats than originally proposed)....the question now is will the decision be appealed?

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Re: Urban Construction Update - May 2012
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2012, 10:04:09 AM »
So the exception was granted to Dahlia's?  That's good.

yes...it passed with some conditions (bouncer required, no drinking outside, fewer seats than originally proposed)....the question now is will the decision be appealed?

Hopefully not.