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New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« on: November 02, 2015, 03:00:01 AM »
New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments



If successful, the Southbank will get a little denser. The Alliance Residential Company appears to be moving forward with their plans to construct the 265 unit Broadstone River House apartments on a 3.7-acre parking lot adjacent to the Duval County School Board building. Here's a look the conceptual plans for Broadstone River House. Let us know what you think!

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 07:14:02 AM »
The Pedestrian Connection to the Riverwalk. City cost? Developer cost?

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 07:22:31 AM »
I'd be interested to know whether the Skyway played into any of Alliance's investment decisions in this project.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 08:01:31 AM »
Picture 7 is interesting.  In the NW corner it shows a building diagonal to the main complex coming into the drawing.  Looks like this is the end of the shops along the riverfront, but those existing structures don't line up with what's shown on this drawing.  The property lines show them through the middle of those shops too.  I wonder if there is some planned redevelopment here that hasn't been mentioned thus far.  One of the landscape elevations shows restaurant seating somewhere too.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 09:25:22 AM »
Picture 7 is interesting.  In the NW corner it shows a building diagonal to the main complex coming into the drawing.  Looks like this is the end of the shops along the riverfront, but those existing structures don't line up with what's shown on this drawing.  The property lines show them through the middle of those shops too.  I wonder if there is some planned redevelopment here that hasn't been mentioned thus far.  One of the landscape elevations shows restaurant seating somewhere too.

See #17:
"Proposed Restaurant with Outdoor Seating"

And Oh my god! Their landscaping plan calls for something other than rows of palms! I'm on board just based on that.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2015, 10:19:32 AM »
Looks like a really good use of space.
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015, 10:23:54 AM »
Are the apartments  an all wood structure?

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2015, 10:53:47 AM »
Yes. Basically, the same project as 220 Riverside.
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2015, 12:48:04 PM »
Nice renderings. I see the space for a possible outdoor restauraunt but are there plans show room for any other type of retail in the building? The area could use a full-service drug store (as could Brooklyn for that matter).

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2015, 04:34:13 PM »
I would imagine they would try to replicate the 220 Riverside project and introduce some mixed use into the area. Also remember that this is right next to the proposed "Healthy Town" so if we can finally get the ball rolling on these projects the Southbank could really see some resurgence. Ultimately though, something needs to be done with all these surface level parking lots. The Northbank has its fair share too but I've always felt that the Southbank is inundated with them and feels like a big suburban office park in the middle of the core like nothing I've ever seen.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2015, 04:43:13 PM »
If this and healthy town are successful I would imagine to see a lot more redevelopment on that end of the southbank.  That hotel site is huge and there area between the skyway/prudential/riverplace would be a great corner for something.  Ultimatley it would br great for someone to redevelop the holiday inn and wyndam/lexington sites comepletely.  The holiday inn looks like it belongs on the side of I95 in palm coast or something.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2015, 04:47:26 PM »
I hope they're all successful. I may be able to convince my parents to get a riverfront condo in Healthy Town.
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2015, 04:50:06 PM »
Any timeline?  What hurtles do they have to get over to get this moving?  From what I remember, they were not asking for incentives. 

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2015, 07:14:07 PM »
It looks nice, but it has a weird name I must say. Is the name of our river the Broadstone? Or maybe they should change the name of these apartments to the 'St Johns River House Apts' bizarre.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2015, 08:00:09 PM »
Is this the tallest they can build with a wood structure? I find it interesting that they would not capitalize on the river views with more height along the river, and then scale back down to Prudential.

The project is exciting and will be great for that area. Hopefully more affordable than The Strand.