Author Topic: Atlanta Developer Shares Vision for $300 Million Town Center Development  (Read 5710 times)

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Check out Orlando, Atlanta or most american cities and their post WW2 development pattern. It's pretty consistent. Not many were thinking about Thomas Jefferson once the automobile and expressways became king. If that grid wasn't largely in place before the 1950s, it likely never came about afterward. For Jax, the Southside was old turpentine woods, dairies and country roads back in those days.
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But the vast majority of post-WWII suburban areas are gridded with subdivisions inserted within the grid.  There is an almost universal 1 mile grid in every City since Thomas Jefferson proposed it.  All of South Florida from West Palm Beach to Homestead to Naples to Sarasota is one giant grid, with only the Everglades interrupting it.

The City of Sarasota (not Sarasota County) was largely platted out before the 1950's. Once you go just south of the city limits to places like Gulf Gate and Venice.. you're going to see the same post WWII development patterns that you see in Jax.

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Yeah, there's no one giant grid from Sarasota to Naples. It's like every place else. Individual pre 1950 towns with post WW2 sprawl outside of them. You also have a few failed 1950s General Development Corporation plats like North Port and Port Charlotte mixed in.
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But the vast majority of post-WWII suburban areas are gridded with subdivisions inserted within the grid.  There is an almost universal 1 mile grid in every City since Thomas Jefferson proposed it.  All of South Florida from West Palm Beach to Homestead to Naples to Sarasota is one giant grid, with only the Everglades interrupting it.

That’s not true - most post-war suburbs across the country follow the same patterns as here.
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But the vast majority of post-WWII suburban areas are gridded with subdivisions inserted within the grid.  There is an almost universal 1 mile grid in every City since Thomas Jefferson proposed it.  All of South Florida from West Palm Beach to Homestead to Naples to Sarasota is one giant grid, with only the Everglades interrupting it.

Come on dude, universal one mile grid?  Yes, in some regions that's true(ish).  In the south though, it's not.  Just look at a map.

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Loved the video much better visual verses renderings. I guess this will be in multiple phases? Looks nice

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This food hall is exciting.  I know none of the potential operators are for sure yet, but there are some big local names in the initial renderings (Taverana, Black sheep, Tom Gray from Moxie and Townhall, North Beach fish camp, Vagabond).  This is exactly what I had hoped for in the Landing.

Still glad the city is getting something like this even if it is not in the core.

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"The video presentation shows that the signature 20-kitchen Bold City Food Hall might feature tenants such as CuliVino, a new concept by Jacksonville chef Tom Gray, along with Black Sheep, El Jefe, 29 South, Taverna, Vagabond Coffee, Mayday Ice Cream, Tabouleh Mediterranean Café, North Beach Fish Camp, Keg & Coin and Community Loaves."

Wouldn't this mix of eateries have worked at The Landing? Plus a few more local places like Sweet Theory, Southern Roots....

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Sure but the Landing never had a chance with the continuous fighting and suits from its two owners. Heck, you could still do something similar with it now if COJ would consider issuing a RFP for it.
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Sure but the Landing never had a chance with the continuous fighting and suits from its two owners. Heck, you could still do something similar with it now if COJ would consider issuing a RFP for it.
How likely is that?

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Wonder if this developer got a good look at the old JEA location where The District is planned OR a look at The Shipyards?  One would think these types of developers would be licking their chops to get a big piece of waterfront, no?

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This is the same developer that proposed Brooklyn Station and Brooklyn Riverside. They know the area.
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They aren't even buying the land until sometime next year.  I've decided not to hold my breath.
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^If all goes well and there's no recession, it will be at least three years before anyone steps foot in a completed building associated with this project.
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