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Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« on: March 27, 2019, 08:23:13 AM »


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Here's a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville in March 2019.


Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/urban-construction-update-march-2019/
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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 08:46:08 AM »
Keen Brewing Company has changed their name to Lemonstreet Brewing Company.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 08:50:42 AM »
Thanks! I'll update it in the story.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 09:39:03 AM »
The NFLT has an open house at the Brewster Building on April 4th, 12-4pm.

https://mailchi.mp/northfloridalandtrust/the-day-has-finally-arrived

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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 09:50:57 AM »
How about an Urban Destruction Update?

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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 10:13:29 AM »
How about an Urban Destruction Update?

Actually appropriate.

Unfortunately, DCPS just published their proposed list of school buildings to be demolished. Kirby Smith middle is on that list, a protected and contributing structure in the Springfield Historic District. Among other buildings to be demolished, hypothetically.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2019, 04:34:11 PM by Bill Hoff »

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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 10:21:52 AM »
Kirby?  Really?  I have one daughter who went there for middle school four years ago and one daughter who will be starting there next year.  I cannot believe that there would be serious consideration to demolishing that building.

I'm hoping what is being presented is simply doomsday and inflation of the numbers.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 10:23:48 AM »
^The school board stuff sounds like a big mess. Do you know where we can get our hands on the exact list showing the schools they prefer to demolish?
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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2019, 10:45:05 AM »
The courthouse demolition has opened up a suprisingly nice view of the Curchwell building and the rest of that block from the Southbank.  I'm sure we'll have that view for quite some time  ;D

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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2019, 11:44:43 AM »
How about an Urban Destruction Update?

Actually appropriate.

Unfortunately, DCPS just published their proposed list of school buildings to be demolished. Kirby Smith middle is on that a list, a protected and contributing structure in the Springfield Historic District. Among other buildings to be demolished, hypothetically.

That's pretty outrageous. Would the school be closed or a new building put up?

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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2019, 04:38:05 PM »
I believe the information about demos/renovation proposals in each school district can be found in this survey. There are short video segments about each school district with details, then you take the survey. They've been holding public meetings around town sharing their proposals, but without opportunity for public comment. That comes next, I believe.

Here’s the link to the survey/videos:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZVK6H7M
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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2019, 05:44:28 PM »
Going to go ahead and post the links to each video here:

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

It looks like the District 7 meeting hasn't happened yet, and the video for it isn't there. There's also supposed to be a PDF somewhere according to the survey, but I don't see any links for it.

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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2019, 09:35:04 PM »
Going to go ahead and post the links to each video here:

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

It looks like the District 7 meeting hasn't happened yet, and the video for it isn't there. There's also supposed to be a PDF somewhere according to the survey, but I don't see any links for it.

The first video (District 1) includes a general introduction to everything, as well.

But that's A LOT of demolished buildings. Jeepers.
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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2019, 10:11:58 PM »
Wow, someone really loves demolition contractors in this town. Here's the list of schools in Districts 1 through 6 that would be demolished. Some historic schools, such as Kirby-Smith and Matthew Gilbert would be demolished and replaced with new structures. It's time to get aggressive in landmarking most of our historic structures. This place is getting pretty ridiculous, that it's so sad, it's almost comical!


Kirby-Smith (Springfield)



Matthew Gilbert (Eastside)



District 1
Sheffield Elementary
San Mateo Elementary


District 2
Seabreeze Elementary


District 3
Beauclerc Elementary
Englewood Elementary
Holiday Hill Elementary
Kings Trail Elementary
San Jose Elementary
Southside Estates Elementary
Spring Park Elementary


District 4
Garden City Elementary
Pine Estates Elementary
Gilbert Middle School
Kirby-Smith Middle School
Ribault High School


District 5
YMLA/YWLA @ Eugene Butler
Westside High School
William Raines High School
Smart Pope Livingston Elementary School
Pickett Elementary School
Rutledge Pearson Elementary School


District 6
Venetia Elementary School
Whitehouse Elementary School
Baldwin Junior Senior High School
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Re: Urban Construction Update - March 2019
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2019, 11:18:45 PM »
Lake, I think the schools issue deserves its own thread, so as not to divert from the urban construction comments.