Author Topic: Ortega Park development (Roosevelt Square/Mall)  (Read 5513 times)

Julian

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Ortega Park development (Roosevelt Square/Mall)
« on: July 21, 2018, 06:49:09 PM »
Signs are now posted around the shopping area with illustrations of the new development along with a new name, Ortega Park. There appears to be some pedestrian only areas around and in between the retail buildings facing Roosevelt (Metro Diner, Chase, etc.) with additional retail added in current parking areas. Looks like a residential aspect near the Publix strip and behind the Chick-Fil-A. 



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Re: Ortega Park development (Roosevelt Square/Mall)
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 07:32:27 PM »
any chance southgate plaza can do the same?  visiting town.  drove around today.  amazing meal at rue st. marc.  has it been raining a ton here, because grass seemed un-mowed and unkempt seemingly everywhere i traveled today?  for whatever reason, jax doesn't seem to maintain itself nearly as well as orlando or cities to the south - is that just a difference in vegetation due to climate?  where should i be traveling when visiting springfield, because as i got around the neighborhood, it came off incredibly shabby.
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Julian

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Re: Ortega Park development (Roosevelt Square/Mall)
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2018, 07:56:41 PM »
Redevelopment plans for Southgate plaza were announced last year

https://www.moderncities.com/article/2017-dec-major-retail-redevelopment-eyed-for-st-nicholas

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 09:20:38 AM »
I wanted to be impressed by Dewberry Capital's plans for Roosevelt Square (now Ortega Park), but then I went to the Company's website and checked out the artist's rendering of redevelopment plans for Azalea Park in Richmond.  I mean, grid-pattern small streets in the development, and total density of shops and restaurants, as well as mid-rise apartment units.  Just baffles me that Jax can't get projects with more of a focus on street-level activation. 

I've concluded that even though demographic stats suggest that Jax has a relatively young population, are the Jax residents with disposable income in some way a bit more infirmed (i.e. old) than in other sunbelt cities seeing an explosion of walkable developments?

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Re: Ortega Park development (Roosevelt Square/Mall)
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 10:36:34 AM »
I wanted to be impressed by Dewberry Capital's plans for Roosevelt Square (now Ortega Park), but then I went to the Company's website and checked out the artist's rendering of redevelopment plans for Azalea Park in Richmond.  I mean, grid-pattern small streets in the development, and total density of shops and restaurants, as well as mid-rise apartment units.  Just baffles me that Jax can't get projects with more of a focus on street-level activation. 

I've concluded that even though demographic stats suggest that Jax has a relatively young population, are the Jax residents with disposable income in some way a bit more infirmed (i.e. old) than in other sunbelt cities seeing an explosion of walkable developments?

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Re: Ortega Park development (Roosevelt Square/Mall)
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 11:17:26 AM »
any back up?

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2018, 01:16:52 PM »
Bob’s Burgers in the rendering.....someone has a sense of humor.

In terms of more of an urban layout, it would be nice but most of the buildings indicated (obviously not the residential) already exists.

Side note....yes we have had more than our fair share of rainy days.

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 04:48:30 PM »
Bob’s Burgers in the rendering.....someone has a sense of humor.

In terms of more of an urban layout, it would be nice but most of the buildings indicated (obviously not the residential) already exists.

Side note....yes we have had more than our fair share of rainy days.

There is a Bobs Burgers in Lawtey now  ;D

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Re: Ortega Park development (Roosevelt Square/Mall)
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2018, 09:24:37 AM »
I'd love to see some residential there, but the NIMBY force is strong with this part of town.

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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2018, 10:41:27 AM »
I'd love to see some residential there, but the NIMBY force is strong with this part of town.

I get that along US 17 is the "Anywhere USA" component of the area but a few apartments, offices and maybe even hotel rooms above those stores would be fantastic.
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2018, 03:00:17 PM »
I'd love to see some residential there, but the NIMBY force is strong with this part of town.

I get that along US 17 is the "Anywhere USA" component of the area but a few apartments, offices and maybe even hotel rooms above those stores would be fantastic.

There appears to be residential behind the Chik-Fil-A. In the background, the Ortega highrise is shown but the apartments shown in the rendering don't exist yet. Fingers crossed that they are including those.

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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2018, 04:52:16 PM »
I'd love to see some residential there, but the NIMBY force is strong with this part of town.

I get that along US 17 is the "Anywhere USA" component of the area but a few apartments, offices and maybe even hotel rooms above those stores would be fantastic.

There appears to be residential behind the Chik-Fil-A. In the background, the Ortega highrise is shown but the apartments shown in the rendering don't exist yet. Fingers crossed that they are including those.

I would be shocked if they didn't- that is why they tore down the Belk department store, and didn't renew CICI's lease. I am sure they are just waiting for the leases for GNC and the dentist office to expire, and they will then tear down that entire corner, from Rack room over.

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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2018, 09:57:49 PM »
The Publix will also be remodeled inside, though there's no timetable for that. I wonder where the Pet Smart will go?

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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2018, 02:08:23 PM »
The Publix will also be remodeled inside, though there's no timetable for that. I wonder where the Pet Smart will go?

the Pet Smart is on the other side of the road, next light down.

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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2018, 05:30:21 AM »
the Pet Smart is on the other side of the road, next light down.

You’re thinking of the Pet Supermarket, next to La Nop. This was posted last year about Pet “Smart” being included in the plans: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/plans-reveal-petsmart-slated-redeveloped-roosevelt-square