Author Topic: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula  (Read 25583 times)

buckethead

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2011, 09:31:52 AM »
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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2011, 11:07:38 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.

My guess is that they think if you can afford the place, you can afford the restaurants around it.

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2011, 07:48:51 AM »
I have rented a 2 bd/2 ba SW corner unit in the Peninsula since early 2009 and I love living there...that is, aside from having to navigate the treacherous 8 level parking garage.  It is approximately 1 mile from my parking space to the street outside.  I would say the number of empty spaces in the gararge suggests there is still a long way to go before the building's full.  Still, there are now 5 other tenants in my floor of 10 apartments.  When I moved in there were only 2 others occupied.

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2011, 08:07:13 AM »
The last thing this city needs is another highrise apartment building...what a waist of space...we have empty houses and buildings all over southbank and downtown....a waist of land and a waist of money

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2011, 08:42:40 AM »
The last thing this city needs is another highrise apartment building...what a waist of space...we have empty houses and buildings all over southbank and downtown....a waist of land and a waist of money

Are you calling the city fat??  What's wrong with our waist??  I'd say that was a wASTE of a post.

iMarvin, I'm not sure the building is concerned about me being able to afford the food around me, but that area is very high end from the food, to the shopping, to the condos.  Even if I could afford to eat at Ruth's Chris or Chart House every night, I still think the area needs more variety in food.  While it's not that difficult to drive to the Loop in SM or Obros in 5 points, that area should be more walkable.  With the potential density that exists there even with the already completed projects, there should be more places within walking distance.

Chaz, I hear you on the parking garage.  From the time I left my apartment front door, it would usually take 5-8 minutes to get to Riverplace Blvd.  I only had to park on the third floor as well.  I can only imagine parking on the 8th!! In early 2010 a lady almost hit me and caused me to bump a column and dent my fender.  $700 out the door right there.  That garage is dangerous!

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #65 on: April 06, 2011, 08:50:48 AM »
The major issue with this area is a lack of a complete urban system such as a supermarket, pharmacy, a variety of public interaction and activities to even call this a community. The people who claim the building to be a community are wrong. You can't have a community without those urban elements.

Therefore, the downtown is not downtown.... yet.

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #66 on: April 06, 2011, 09:07:11 AM »
The major issue with this area is a lack of a complete urban system such as a Trader Joes, Trader Joes, a variety of public interaction like meeting at Trader Joes and activities such as shopping at Trader Joes to even call this a community. The people who claim the building to be a community are wrong. You can't have a community without a Trader Joes.

Therefore, the downtown is not downtown.... yet.  Yet meaning until they get a Trader Joes!

-Josh

I replaced all of your vague nuances with what you really meant.  It's a public forum, don't let TUFSU keep your true feelings bottled inside.  ;D
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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #67 on: April 06, 2011, 10:45:28 AM »
fine, i'll bite.  you kids have been talking about it enough.  what the hell is trader joe's?
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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #68 on: April 06, 2011, 10:56:26 AM »
The major issue with this area is a lack of a complete urban system such as a Trader Joes, Trader Joes, a variety of public interaction like meeting at Trader Joes and activities such as shopping at Trader Joes to even call this a community. The people who claim the building to be a community are wrong. You can't have a community without a Trader Joes.

Therefore, the downtown is not downtown.... yet.  Yet meaning until they get a Trader Joes!

-Josh

I replaced all of your vague nuances with what you really meant.  It's a public forum, don't let TUFSU keep your true feelings bottled inside.  ;D

Why thank you sir! That just bring a smile to my face. :D I simply lol'd.

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #69 on: April 06, 2011, 10:59:35 AM »
Trader Joe's is a much smaller, less pricey Whole Foods.  It is a cross between Aldi and Whole Foods. Aldi and Trader Joe's are the same company, I understand.
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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #70 on: April 06, 2011, 11:16:16 AM »
He definitely has a point.  :D Even if it can't be Trader Joe's, urban living does at least need a freaking Walgreens downstairs! Somewhere on this site, someone brought up how most of the driving in the suburban context are short errands that take place within 1-2 miles of home. In a suburban setting, think about what things exist within that distance, that's what needs to be walking distance of your (high-end or not) urban apartment complex.

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #71 on: April 06, 2011, 11:51:46 AM »
Trader Joe's is OK. I am in San Francisco this week on business. My wife wanted to visit Trader Joe's so we did. It reminds me of Whole Foods, but a bit smaller. Prices are about the same.
 To anyone who thinks driving in Jacksonville is bad, should come out here. Roads are confusing, people tend to not use their turn signals, and motorcyles are allowed to split the lanes, etc, etc

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #72 on: April 06, 2011, 11:59:31 AM »
Trader Joe's is OK. I am in San Francisco this week on business. My wife wanted to visit Trader Joe's so we did. It reminds me of Whole Foods, but a bit smaller. Prices are about the same.
 To anyone who thinks driving in Jacksonville is bad, should come out here. Roads are confusing, people tend to not use their turn signals, and motorcyles are allowed to split the lanes, etc, etc

Haha! San Francisco is more of a walking / public transit city than a driving city.

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #73 on: April 06, 2011, 12:02:38 PM »
Actually, my hotel is San Jose, so unfortunately to get to San francisco, I have to take the 30 minute drive. I may try out the BART system while I am here. CalTrain is not doing so good. On the news they were talking about raising the rates and having to close numerous stations.

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Re: Inside the Southbank's new Tallest: The Peninsula
« Reply #74 on: April 06, 2011, 12:11:59 PM »
Haha! San Francisco is more of a walking / public transit city than a driving city.

-Josh

I agree. Maybe I should have specified that I am actually in San Jose and was describing the traffic here and on the 880. BART comes close to here, but there are still tons of people using cars and gas is about 4.29 per gallon! Its just a  different kind of driving. Speed limits are painted on the road. It took me a while to realize that. Also, there are no simple turns. Every tunrn has like 3 or 4 turn lanes. The strangest thing I saw, was while driving on the highway, there are little stoplights on the entrance ramps that lets one car go through at a time onto the highway. I actually like it, as the on ramps are not backed up forever, and there is only one or two cars trying to merge onto the highway ata  time.
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