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Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« on: January 10, 2013, 03:03:15 AM »
Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street



By the end of 2013, we'll know if a large mixed-use senior living community proposed by Roundstone Development and Petra Management will become a game changer for Springfield's Main Street.

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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 09:21:09 AM »
wow. Interesting if it comes to fruition.

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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 09:32:54 AM »
Theres already been a lot of conversation on another Metrojacksonville post http://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,16565.0.html

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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 09:36:29 AM »
What if anything can we do to encourage this project. Would community support be worthwhile.
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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 09:45:43 AM »
What if anything can we do to encourage this project. Would community support be worthwhile.

Pretty sure this happening will be contingent upon funding. However, if the developers get funding they may need some community support for any waivers, exceptions, or variances they would need from the city. Sounds like that would be down the road quite a bit though.

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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 10:48:17 AM »
Sounds like a great idea!  However, two small questions...exactly how expensive (especially in this economy) would these "luxury" units be?  Also, what, if anything will be done to calm potential elderly residents (and their family) concerning perceived dangers in Springfield?

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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 11:32:00 AM »
These aren't luxury units, rather classified as affordable housing. So price will be very reasonable. See Madison Manner in the 'burbs of Jax for another example of affordable senior housing, however this development would be higher quality. Affordable can be very nuce, though.

As far as the "percieved dangers" - get real. The crime rate in the Springfield historic district is virtually identical to Riverside and Murray Hill.

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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 12:36:51 PM »
on a semi-related note:

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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013, 02:59:32 PM »
They say the plans aren't completely finalized yet, who wants to bet that they'll have to suburbanize the place before it can get approval.

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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 04:21:39 PM »
Looks like an impressive project. Hopefully the funding comes through.
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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2013, 04:58:08 PM »
Soo....... What is the latest on this?
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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2013, 05:44:55 PM »
Soo....... What is the latest on this?

On track as of a few weeks ago. Depends on getting some kind of federal tax credits, which they should know the status of in the Fall.
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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 06:36:09 PM »
Id love to see a street car stop right out front of this place.

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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2013, 06:40:02 PM »
Id love to see a street car stop right out front of this place.
I would love to see streetcars come back.  That is an asset that the city seems to remain blind to.  It would create a positive in development and really impact tourism in Jacksonville.  I don't know what it might take to get those in office to understand that this is a good investment for Jacksonville.
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Re: Major Infill Headed To Springfield's Main Street
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2013, 06:44:47 PM »
Id love to see a street car stop right out front of this place.
I would love to see streetcars come back.  That is an asset that the city seems to remain blind to.  It would create a positive in development and really impact tourism in Jacksonville.  I don't know what it might take to get those in office to understand that this is a good investment for Jacksonville.

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