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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #165 on: July 25, 2019, 04:27:51 PM »
I saw a person sitting on their balcony at Broadstone! And it looked like a "real person" like somebody in a Chevy ad.

Vibrancy, baby. Vibrancy.

Now, can anything happen with those horrible little buildings fronting the river? Nothing against IHOP....but please. Please!


I would imagine The Landmark hotel and surrounding properties are bound to be redeveloped later or sooner.   The trick is getting enough interesting in the area.    Maybe the redevelopment at the old JEA generating site, if that gets rolling, will create the impetus for a developer to take on something like that?   The properties a lil' goofy with the Skyway cutting through it and the River. 


As for the reviews on Google, be careful.  A lot of those are generated by click farms.    Just look at the accounts, just a review or 2 on them.   They used to crank them out on the same account.  Now they've had to spread them out over a butt ton of fake accounts.    And look at the wording.  They have a tendency to read like a marketing brochure, checking off all the boxes.   

The JMARTUS account is likely a product of one of these click farms.  Check out the reviews.   The pizza one had " It wasn’t heavy and it’s all because of the ingredients they use which are made fresh daily. We also enjoyed desserts and cappuccinos."   

Uh huh, ya, cuz when I review a resteraunt the first thing on my mind is to not comment that the food tasted like it was fresh ingredients but to point ou that it was made fresh daily.     There's a few folks out there that go into review mode and write crap in that framing.  BUt most of it is some 30 year old in Sri Lanka getting paid peanuts to crank them out, both fake good ones and fake ones to attack competitors.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/07/12/five-star-factory-amazon-google-tripadvisor-plagued-fake-reviews/

I am not sure how my seeing a person on a balcony triggered the fake google review “revelation”, but you must be new to the internet! I think you will really like it. If you can get beyond the unhinged liberals, porn, and sarcasm, you will find some truly valuable content like posts about donuts.

Nailed it.

I would imagine The Landmark hotel and surrounding properties are bound to be redeveloped later or sooner.   The trick is getting enough interesting in the area.    Maybe the redevelopment at the old JEA generating site, if that gets rolling, will create the impetus for a developer to take on something like that?   The properties a lil' goofy with the Skyway cutting through it and the River. 

If you're referring to the Lexington Hotel, I doubt it has much changed anytime soon. The new owners just dumped a ton of money into the thing. So unless they're willing to let it go or someone comes in with a offer that's a HUGE increase on what they paid, I think we're going to see what we see for a while.

I suppose someone could make them an offer on the parking lot and then build structured parking to make them whole, but I'm not seeing it anytime soon.

Lexington doesn't own the parking lot, Ramon Llorens does (with easements running through it from JTA). There have been some proposals on the back of a few napkins, but nothing that is serious enough to have moved forward.

This despite what the stunning example that Downtown St Paul Minnesota can teach us demolition-happy Jaxsons. If there was ever a case where context and internet articles don't match up.. this is it. DT St Paul is pretty sleepy and is marked by surface parking and dead space, MUCH the same as Jacksonville is (funny how that works). Minneapolis on the other hand has about 4 times the amount of historic building stock still standing downtown than that of Jacksonville, has 15 historic districts compared to 3 in Jax... and has a downtown that is alive about 18 hours a day.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #166 on: July 28, 2019, 02:47:22 PM »



I am not sure how my seeing a person on a balcony triggered the fake google review “revelation”, but you must be new to the internet! I think you will really like it. If you can get beyond the unhinged liberals, porn, and sarcasm, you will find some truly valuable content like posts about donuts.

You'll note that previous recent posts spoke about google reviews of the apartments.    Huffing less glue will help your memory work long enough and you're memory may not loose track of these simple things before the fingers start typing. 

Added bonus, you won't need to be ordering those Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Viagra spread from that Moldovan "pharmacy" any longer.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #167 on: July 28, 2019, 07:35:04 PM »



I am not sure how my seeing a person on a balcony triggered the fake google review “revelation”, but you must be new to the internet! I think you will really like it. If you can get beyond the unhinged liberals, porn, and sarcasm, you will find some truly valuable content like posts about donuts.

You'll note that previous recent posts spoke about google reviews of the apartments.    Huffing less glue will help your memory work long enough and you're memory may not loose track of these simple things before the fingers start typing. 

Added bonus, you won't need to be ordering those Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Viagra spread from that Moldovan "pharmacy" any longer.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #168 on: July 28, 2019, 08:06:23 PM »
Saw some people moving in today, looked like college students or recent grads.  Glad to see people moving into the neighborhood!
 
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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #169 on: July 31, 2019, 03:19:52 PM »
Saw a unit advertised on MLS today, 2 bed 2 bath 1108 sq feet, for $2150

Photos of the common areas looked pretty nice.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #170 on: August 01, 2019, 01:40:10 PM »
The river walk entrance next to the School building is now open so it was nice to walk around and check it out. I used to work across the street...what a difference. Too bad the Lexington is so bad (but better than the Wyndham I will admit). Riverplace road diet is allegedly on schedule to finish this summer (seems optimistic to me). Get the District going and we might actually have something on the SB.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #171 on: August 01, 2019, 01:48:00 PM »
I took THE TOUR of the building yesterday. It's very nice. The public areas are beautiful with tasteful furnishings and art pieces I personally liked.
I saw the top floor waterfront penthouse, $2900 monthly for 2 bed 2 bath. It includes a complete set of appliances (washer + dryer). The Master bath has an enormous shower, 2nd bath a large tub. NIce balcony, too. The pool is being finished but that area while small looks like it is well designed and will be a selling point. Hard to beat the open water view and that location is a winner for any type of fireworks or celebratory event going on in the NorthBank as well. This place should do fine.  260 units ......

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #172 on: August 05, 2019, 03:29:12 PM »
I ran by on the riverwalk on Sunday morning.  While I did not see any residents, I did get to see the new pool deck and that space looks pretty awesome.  The path from prudential to the the riverwalk is pretty cool, but I don't know if it will help activate those retail shops.

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Re: New Downtown Living: Broadstone River House Apartments
« Reply #173 on: August 05, 2019, 04:02:00 PM »
I ran by on the riverwalk on Sunday morning.  While I did not see any residents, I did get to see the new pool deck and that space looks pretty awesome.  The path from prudential to the the riverwalk is pretty cool, but I don't know if it will help activate those retail shops.

The connections between Prudential and the Riverwalk are a simple change and I doubt that retail comes back anytime soon, but I think they're going to be a real game changer. I'm really looking forward to it.
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