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Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« on: March 24, 2008, 05:00:00 AM »
Downtown Construction Update - March 2008



A look at the progress of various downtown projects under construction during the month of March 2008.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 05:43:24 AM »
Great updates!  8)

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 08:05:11 AM »
What development is this?



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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008, 08:09:17 AM »
It's somewhere in Lavilla, I think.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 08:28:40 AM »
The Ronco Group offices
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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2008, 08:37:27 AM »
Ahhh, now I remember.  Thanks Lake.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2008, 09:12:55 AM »
Lavilla, slowly becoming downtown's version of the JTB/Southside area, only with low rises and ugly architecture. Hopefully BSS will change this.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2008, 05:11:15 PM »
Does anybody know what the development is for the very first picture. It looks like the riverwalk is in the background so it must be on Riverside but what development is it

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2008, 05:17:49 PM »
That's the riverwalk pocket park in front of the Dupont Headquarters.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2008, 05:37:58 PM »
Lord, can they hurry up and break damn ground on Brooklyn Park, wtf is takin so long, its not a totally residential project. I'm getting concerned that they are dragging their feet. I mean, they already mutilated a number of large trees, namely camfur and live oaks and completely uprooted an old texas sabal palm. It looks more and more like the courthouse site, just with shanty homes and trees. I'd hate to see all that prime land go to waste!
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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2008, 02:59:46 PM »
the Einstein Bros. Bagel show opens Monday, March 31 in the 1661 Riverside building at the corner of Margaret Street and Riverside Avenue.  They had their VIP (practice run) today.  Its very nice inside.  A bit smaller than a Panera, but plenty of seating.  A nice view into Memorial Park from the large windows facing Riverside Avenue.
There are still working out wi-fi, but hope to have it soon.  Good selection of breakfast (all day) and lunch and of course bagels.  They have the usual assortment of coffee, juices, frozen fruit drinks and sodas as well.  A lunch combo (sandwich + side will run about $6-7.  They have sandwiches, paninis, wraps, pizza bagels, soups and bagel dogs (hot dogs wrap in a bagel).  It will be another option for those (like me) who live/work in Riverside/Five Points.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2008, 01:07:10 PM »
Is it just more, or was BP 2's tower crane moving a lot yesterday? I was watching from my NAS Jax Weather office wall of windows.

Starbucks is gunna take a good hit from this one. This is much better than the supposed GAP that wanted that space. If only we had more parks like Memorial Park along the riverfront. Once the work on Hogan's Creek string of parks, it'll rival it. Can't wait for the Shipyards riverwalk extension and park to complete.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2008, 08:04:09 PM »
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If only we had more parks like Memorial Park along the riverfront.

We have two in the heart of downtown that we fail to take advantage of.  Friendship Fountain on the Southbank and the grassy area on the Northbank between CSX and the Landing.  Both of those spaces could be great centralized urban waterfront public spaces with love and care and a little common sense.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2008, 11:09:33 PM »
Starbucks is gunna take a good hit from this one. This is much better than the supposed GAP that wanted that space.

GAP Wanted that space?  Where did you hear that?

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - March 2008
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2008, 11:24:08 PM »
I had heard from a few people in the neighborhood that GAP was possibly looking into what is now Einstein Bros. They aren't the best sources, but it was interesting to hear, but EB's is a much better suited tenant for the space.
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