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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2016, 03:38:45 PM »
Construction is underway at this site. Land clearing was taking place earlier today.

Hey, Lake, I know this thread is about the downtown site, but I was wondering if you had seen any progress on the new apartments at the Tamaya site.  Haven't heard much, other than the original announcement.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2016, 07:08:12 PM »
Construction is underway at this site. Land clearing was taking place earlier today.

 :D ;D

What is the timetable?

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #62 on: July 19, 2016, 06:57:50 AM »
Does anyone know if there are environmental issues on this site?

They have a few random pits excavated, one large one is right up against the DCSB and the riverwalk.  The material removed is all piled up next to the pit and covered in plastic.  There was a fairly strong fertilizer/pesticide type smell coming off of it.  There was also a semi with a dump trailer that was loaded up and covered next to one of the other holes.  I think they're doing remediation right now.  Whatever it is in that soil doesn't smell pleasant  :o

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #63 on: July 19, 2016, 07:04:27 AM »
Construction is underway at this site. Land clearing was taking place earlier today.

 :D ;D

What is the timetable?

Probably similar to 220 Riverside.  18months?

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2016, 10:19:01 AM »
Looks like the property has been mostly cleared.  Here's the view as of this morning:


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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2017, 02:16:25 PM »
A piece of a wall has gone up!!!! Sorry, but for this area, that is pretty exciting.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2017, 02:27:40 PM »
I'm with ya! I've driven by on a couple occasions for no reason other than to imagine/fantasize what it will look like once completed. That and the District.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #67 on: February 04, 2017, 07:49:51 AM »
A piece of a wall has gone up!!!! Sorry, but for this area, that is pretty exciting.

Looks like the beginnings of the parking deck!

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #68 on: February 05, 2017, 10:50:15 AM »
With the development of new structures in the urban core of Jacksonville, is the city giving much thought to how things appear at the street-level?  Like do the layouts of these developments make sense for a pedestrian?  When walking along the sidewalks of downtown Jacksonville, will pedestrians feel engaged?  Will there be a sensible and intuitive way to walk from one land use to another, to take in structures and get the most out of the streetscape?  Or will things feel disjointed, disoriented, and isolated with perhaps solid walls lining sidewalks or vast lawns distancing you from the built environment?

I haven't looked closely at any building plans, but from the artist renderings, they look like "residential resorts," somewhat nice to look at from the acosta bridge, but not really contributing to street-level vibrancy.  You're almost better off with no development than the imposing, windowless, and uninviting walls of a high-rise, and the dead and deserted stillness enveloping the streets below.
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #69 on: February 05, 2017, 12:48:32 PM »
For the most part, the newer developments seem to integrate well with the built environment surrounding them. For example, Broadstone comes right up to the street with residential units that interact with Prudential Drive. Plus the garage is located in the middle of the property and blocked from public view.



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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #70 on: February 05, 2017, 01:27:48 PM »
I'd say we're not perfect yet, but much better than we used to be.
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #71 on: February 06, 2017, 12:03:53 AM »
Still wish there were a little bit of retail on Prudential for the future...

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #72 on: February 06, 2017, 05:19:28 AM »
I'm not too concerned about retail being in every infill project. When you look at the surrounding context, you have the potential for retail coming back next door (see conceptual plan on the left) and the District will have more than enough.



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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #73 on: February 06, 2017, 09:35:59 PM »
With the development of new structures in the urban core of Jacksonville, is the city giving much thought to how things appear at the street-level?  Like do the layouts of these developments make sense for a pedestrian?  When walking along the sidewalks of downtown Jacksonville, will pedestrians feel engaged?  Will there be a sensible and intuitive way to walk from one land use to another, to take in structures and get the most out of the streetscape?  Or will things feel disjointed, disoriented, and isolated with perhaps solid walls lining sidewalks or vast lawns distancing you from the built environment?

The DDRB evaluates just these issues when voting projects up or down.  There are often trade-offs, and sometimes too much compromise, but they do consider the street-level pedestrian feel.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #74 on: February 06, 2017, 11:09:40 PM »
With the development of new structures in the urban core of Jacksonville, is the city giving much thought to how things appear at the street-level?  Like do the layouts of these developments make sense for a pedestrian?  When walking along the sidewalks of downtown Jacksonville, will pedestrians feel engaged?  Will there be a sensible and intuitive way to walk from one land use to another, to take in structures and get the most out of the streetscape?  Or will things feel disjointed, disoriented, and isolated with perhaps solid walls lining sidewalks or vast lawns distancing you from the built environment?

The DDRB evaluates just these issues when voting projects up or down.  There are often trade-offs, and sometimes too much compromise, but they do consider the street-level pedestrian feel.

I wouldn't say there's "sometimes" too much compromise. We need more folks like you on that board.
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?