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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2016, 10:05:56 PM »
I'm fine with this particular project not having retail. There's the opportunity to fill up the vacant retail spaces immediately next door (illustrated in top left of site plan rendering below) and The District (Healthy Town) will have more than enough next door.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2016, 10:57:54 PM »
Great news!. Just curious about the rendering shown on the Daily Record article. Am I mistaken or does there seem to be some sort of artistic structure on the right of the roof??


those would be artistic windmills, which may light up at night like beacons
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2016, 08:13:43 AM »
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Council to review Broadstone rezoning

City Council is reviewing the rezoning ordinance for the Broadstone River House apartments on the Southbank.

Property owner Riverwalk Jacksonville Development LLC wants to rezone 3.8 acres at 1501 Riverplace Blvd. from one Planned Unit Development District to another to permit the multifamily development and a waterfront pedestrian plaza.

Alliance Residential Co. of Phoenix proposes to buy the land and build up to 263 units on 3.47 acres of the site.

The rest of the land will be passive open space, active recreation or open space and 0.4 acre for public and private right of way.

There will be sidewalks on the east and west sides of the structure to provide public access to the Southbank Riverwalk and the proposed riverfront pedestrian plaza.

The project is designed as two buildings and a parking deck between Prudential Drive and the south bank of the St. Johns River, east of the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk.

Alliance Residential said in September that, pending approvals, it would like to start construction by early second quarter 2016 and complete the project in early 2018.

Ordinance 2015-849 was introduced Dec. 8.

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=546756

No retail? If true, that is very disappointing.

Mixed use is all the rage nowadays but not everything has to include retail.  I would rather see retail fill in on Hendricks and King down the street and not so worried about this particular sight.
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2016, 09:35:36 AM »
^I agree. There doesn't need to be more retail space there, there's plenty that will be within just a few blocks, especially once the District comes online.
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2016, 10:25:10 AM »
Great news!. Just curious about the rendering shown on the Daily Record article. Am I mistaken or does there seem to be some sort of artistic structure on the right of the roof??

those would be artistic windmills, which may light up at night like beacons

Is this serious?  And does artistic mean non-functional? They won't power anything or have any impact on the building, they'll just look nice?

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2016, 11:15:45 AM »
Great news!. Just curious about the rendering shown on the Daily Record article. Am I mistaken or does there seem to be some sort of artistic structure on the right of the roof??

those would be artistic windmills, which may light up at night like beacons

Is this serious?  And does artistic mean non-functional? They won't power anything or have any impact on the building, they'll just look nice?

Yes.  And no.  From what I understand they would be functional, but also make an artistic statement.  IMO, they might serve a larger purpose - they will be highly visible (seen from the river and I-95)and could serve as kind of a sustainability billboard for the whole city.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2016, 12:11:30 PM »
Great news!. Just curious about the rendering shown on the Daily Record article. Am I mistaken or does there seem to be some sort of artistic structure on the right of the roof??

those would be artistic windmills, which may light up at night like beacons

Is this serious?  And does artistic mean non-functional? They won't power anything or have any impact on the building, they'll just look nice?

Yes.  And no.  From what I understand they would be functional, but also make an artistic statement.  IMO, they might serve a larger purpose - they will be highly visible (seen from the river and I-95)and could serve as kind of a sustainability billboard for the whole city.

Kind of like Helmut Jahn's turbines on top of new subsidized housing in Chicago?

http://www.solaripedia.com/13/27/337/near_north_apartments_wind_turbines_(chicago).html
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2016, 02:27:11 PM »
There's the opportunity to fill up the vacant retail spaces immediately next door (illustrated in top left of site plan rendering below)

That's the old Wharves or whatever it was called. Those buildings are in pretty rough shape.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2016, 02:33:26 PM »
^They were doing some work out there earlier this week.
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2016, 05:08:54 PM »
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Council to review Broadstone rezoning

City Council is reviewing the rezoning ordinance for the Broadstone River House apartments on the Southbank.

Property owner Riverwalk Jacksonville Development LLC wants to rezone 3.8 acres at 1501 Riverplace Blvd. from one Planned Unit Development District to another to permit the multifamily development and a waterfront pedestrian plaza.

Alliance Residential Co. of Phoenix proposes to buy the land and build up to 263 units on 3.47 acres of the site.

The rest of the land will be passive open space, active recreation or open space and 0.4 acre for public and private right of way.

There will be sidewalks on the east and west sides of the structure to provide public access to the Southbank Riverwalk and the proposed riverfront pedestrian plaza.

The project is designed as two buildings and a parking deck between Prudential Drive and the south bank of the St. Johns River, east of the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk.

Alliance Residential said in September that, pending approvals, it would like to start construction by early second quarter 2016 and complete the project in early 2018.

Ordinance 2015-849 was introduced Dec. 8.

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=546756

No retail? If true, that is very disappointing.

Mixed use is all the rage nowadays but not everything has to include retail.  I would rather see retail fill in on Hendricks and King down the street and not so worried about this particular sight.

With all due respect, Prudential should not be a dead zone between the new District and Kings or Hendricks. There should be some retail on Prudential and it would be nice for something to be on the Riverwalk like a cafe or restaurant to make the riverwalk more of a destination. That is even up for debate, but the fact nothing is on Prudential is sad to me. Everywhere else in the country demands this, yet we are settling.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2016, 06:10:24 PM »
^  I hear ya.  Prudential is such a bizarre section of road in that stretch.  You have the suburban style office buildings on the south side of the street and the god awful Lexington Hotel on the north side.  Now we will have a modern looking apartment building next to that.  None of it ties together at all.  I like the River House design but the hotel parking lot and office buildings set back away from the street are currently making it a very unfriendly stretch for pedestrians and potential retail I would think.  I hope it doesn't create a dead barrier between The District and Hendricks.
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2016, 06:42:52 PM »
Unless something has changed, the hotel and the parking lot around it are owned by different parties.  I woundnt be surprised to see the piece bound by Prudential, riverplace, and the skyway developed into something.  That would be a good place for some retail.  Flagler just sold those office buildings to someone also, not sure of there is more to that or if it was just a sale as it seems.  You'd think it would be worth it for them to hold onto with all the development happening around it.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2016, 10:39:20 AM »
Someone has dug a bunch of holes and stuck a bunch of flags in the ground at the old Crawdaddy's site.  Looks like things are still moving forward with this.

They are also doing some work to the back of the shacks behind the hotel that looks semi-promising.
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2016, 11:49:59 AM »
A picture from this past weekend:

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2016, 10:20:57 AM »
May was supposed to see ground breaking here. I drove by this morning and there's no movement at all. Any updates?