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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2008, 05:45:37 AM »
Won't the lighting care for itself as occupants move in to each unit?

To some degree.  But for a dynamic effect the building itself should be uplight.  For example, before the superbowl the regular street lights on the Hart bridge made it visable at night.  But after the special lighting was added the bridge became spectacular at night.
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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2011, 12:20:11 PM »
I hate to retrieve an old thread.

What is going on with the building?
Has it sold out all of the units?
Has the building been affected by the market recession since its initial launch in 2008?

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2011, 06:14:25 PM »
I stopped in and talked to the building manager, John Sasso for a time. (He worked with me many years ago) He said they were (IIRC) 60% occupied and values were holding fairly well.

You'll need 300K + to get a three BR. (I think they were about 370ish)

$700 roughly, in monthly maintenance fees for the 3 BR units.

Compare that to NYC prices. A bargain for an awesome location with some great restaurants within walking distance. Skyway station 150 yards from the lobby.

Awesome urban living.





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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2011, 06:46:04 PM »
That's such a cool building. We did the wireless/business center/some of the security stuff for them. John Spassoff's a pretty cool dude. That clubhouse on the top floor is one of my favorite spots in the city.
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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2011, 07:00:19 PM »
There were a lot of upgrades in the building that I've never seen in Jacksonville before.  We used a lot of Macassar Ebony,the striped wood at the fireplace and TV stand, Figured Anigre at the reception desk, Wenge at the 9th floor bar and the bookshelves in the library. 

I was looking at buying while we were working there, but I have to say that I was a little disappointed in the layouts of the units themselves.  They all felt a little cramped and closed in.  You had some decent views, but the windows, although floor to ceiling, were too narrow and spaced to far apart.  I was also kinda spoiled by going into the penthouses, with the walls of windows, wide open floor plans and 12' ceilings, but they were just a tad out of my price range.  :o
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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2011, 08:29:00 PM »
That's such a cool building. We did the wireless/business center/some of the security stuff for them. John Spassoff's a pretty cool dude. That clubhouse on the top floor is one of my favorite spots in the city.

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2011, 11:06:03 PM »
Its really beautiful !

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2011, 12:25:12 AM »
I saw that pool table.

Who thinks they have game? Beside me. I'll play you for a sausage dog at Robert's. The question is....Can you make it happen.

I met Granvil Tracy before they broke ground on this project and he told me that he wished they had saved and used the Old Fuller Warren Bridge. 2005-207

Makes me want to call him and say  we now have 2010-604.

Suzanne Jenkins made it happen. Who right now will make it happen before access to our St. Johns River our American Heritage River is legislatively restricted.

The Public Trust just totally crushed in this community.

The state of Florida is watching.

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2011, 01:26:02 AM »
Man If I could only afford to stay there. Its like NYC meets Jacksonville. That place is gourgeous.
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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2011, 08:42:44 AM »
I lived there for about 15 months.  You can rent for less than 1k per bedroom if you find the right people.  I've heard stories of people trying to buy units but the building refusing to budge on price because they want to keep out 'the wrong kind of people'.  Sad, but if the building is willing to go bankrupt for the sake of status, that's their decision.  

It may be 60% owned, but there's no way the building is 60% occupied.  I'd say 45% at best.  After 9 pm the building was a ghost town.  I usually had free reign of the top floor, the club room on the ninth floor, the spa, the library....etc after 9.

It's a great building, but they did little to fit it in to the neighborhood around them.  Living there was just like living on the southside.  Other than Sake House, I had to drive wherever I wanted to eat.  However, a view of the city from 350 ft through your bedroom window is pretty sweet.

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2011, 09:01:21 AM »
Chart house? Mortons? Ruth's Chris? You also have the University Club (membership or an invite. Move it! Shake it!).

I lived in the Strand, and we often walked over the Main St bridge as well. A perfect walk for a cheap food court lunch or dining at the boobie store.

That Italian joint isn't bad either.

The Skyway could get you to the (admittedly diminishing) restaurants downtown. Chew was a fave.

An outing? YES! It's the cool thing about living there.

What happens at the old Harbor masters building these days?

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #56 on: April 05, 2011, 09:05:49 AM »
bucket,

You may have a bit more discretionary income than me.  I could afford to eat at one of the southbank restaurants (Ruth's Chris, Mortons, Charthouse) maybe once a month, unless it was someone else's tab.  I would walk to BG occasionally, but I usually work until 7, so that trek isn't super inviting at that time.  For the most part, it was Jimmy Johns, La Nap, or Sake House.

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #57 on: April 05, 2011, 09:06:04 AM »
If you can friggin BUILD Traders Joe's there, the whole area would EXPLODE into madness, sparkles, and rainbows. =D

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #58 on: April 05, 2011, 09:29:23 AM »
If you can friggin BUILD Traders Joe's there, the whole area would EXPLODE into madness, sparkles, and rainbows. =D

-Josh

get over the whole Trade Joe's thing....they have no stores in Florida...and the closest ones are in Atlanta!

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #59 on: April 05, 2011, 09:31:31 AM »
If you can friggin BUILD Traders Joe's there, the whole area would EXPLODE into madness, sparkles, and rainbows. =D

-Josh

get over the whole Trade Joe's thing....they have no stores in Florida...and the closest ones are in Atlanta!

Aww don't be a party pooper. Did you have a coffee this morning? I was just playing and it kinda shows my point that the area lack few urban elements on the South Riverbank area to drive the good reasons to live there.

Have a lovely day, Tufsu! ^__^

-Josh
"When I take over JTA, the PCT'S will become artificial reefs and thus serve a REAL purpose. - OCKLAWAHA"

"Stephen intends on running for office in the next election (2014)." - Stephen Dare