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Re: 5 Awesome Apartments Coming To Downtown
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2015, 05:08:51 PM »
"The city’s offer of $9 million at the time was unacceptable to Sleiman. And the talks ended.
“It’s off the table,” Sleiman said."

Today's quote from the TU article on Landing.

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Re: 5 Awesome Apartments Coming To Downtown
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2015, 06:08:33 PM »
^ and this year's request from Sleiman was $12 million for infrastructure improvements as well as other incentives...many believe a re-imagined Landing will be more impactful to downtown's success (and Jacksonville as a whole) than the Laura Trio and Barnett projects.
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Re: 5 Awesome Apartments Coming To Downtown
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2015, 06:59:44 PM »
COJ has to find a way to get multiple projects done.
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Re: 5 Awesome Apartments Coming To Downtown
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2015, 09:18:27 AM »
In all honesty, $8 million in public financing for what has been proposed? Four of the most historic buildings being revived? That is $2 million a piece? My friends, the amount I see in property taxes increasing DT is worth it alone and we are talking about HISTORY with mixed use public access, not just giving money to build a brand new condo.

The same could be said for Berkman 2.  DIA turned down a $5M request by the developer to complete the project.  What would a highrise full of young people do to the core, the elbow, and the growth of the tax base?  As it is, DIA continues to play small ball with tiny grants to highly dubious start ups.  Clearly, we need more taxes, more spending, a committed City Council, and a Mayor who cares more about downtown development than his next election and next career in Hillary's cabinet.

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Re: 5 Awesome Apartments Coming To Downtown
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2015, 09:28:48 AM »
To be fair, ultimately the DIA's pot of money is only so big. To pull these projects off, more money will be needed from COJ's budget as a whole.
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Re: 5 Awesome Apartments Coming To Downtown
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2015, 10:18:18 AM »
To be fair, ultimately the DIA's pot of money is only so big. To pull these projects off, more money will be needed from COJ's budget as a whole.

Don't hold your breath waiting for DT project money from COJ when they're turning over every rock looking for the money to fund infrastructure maintenance.
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Re: 5 Awesome Apartments Coming To Downtown
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2015, 10:26:27 AM »
To be fair, ultimately the DIA's pot of money is only so big. To pull these projects off, more money will be needed from COJ's budget as a whole.

No doubt.  DIA has never been adequately funded.  It's just a little lipstick on the pig.  And COJ is paying lip service only.  Instead of waiting for Shad to bail out downtown, why isn't leadership actively courting him for a public/private partnership?