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JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« on: April 02, 2019, 10:09:07 PM »

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After months of speculation that JEA would relocate to TIAA Bank Field's Lot J, the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) Board has decided to remain in downtown by selecting The Ryan Companies' proposal to design and build a new corporate headquarters.



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Re: JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 10:32:48 PM »
LEED Certified with a parking garage?  On-site parking should be an automatic disqualifier.
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Re: JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 11:22:21 PM »
Decided to remain Downtown as if the stadium area is on the SS or something lol. The design is bland and boring, not what you would expect for a corporate headquarters. JMO (Should have built on top of the parking garage. 

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Re: JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 11:48:25 PM »
Fuck after all the shit over the last month I'll take this good news for the core.

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Re: JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 04:23:06 AM »
IMO this Adams decision is by far the best choice out of the three. JEA being near TIAA Bank Field is would've just been plain weird (it's the city's electric utility company, not entertainment). Out Kings Ave was too off from the main core (despite Skyway access). Yeah the design doesn't blow me away, but every building doesn't have to have a gaudy spire atop it (esp an electric company).
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 08:45:54 AM »
Kudos to the JEA board for making the right pick. I do think appearances and optics mattered, which probably helped them to not cave to the pressure to pick Lot J.       
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Re: JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 09:19:38 AM »
LEED Certified with a parking garage?  On-site parking should be an automatic disqualifier.

Is the garage LEED or just the building.

That aside, when the news was announced I was waiting to hear what negative comment you'd have for this one. Thanks for not disappointing!

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Re: JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 09:25:16 AM »
Likely the building. The garage is a completely separate structure.
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Re: JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 09:26:22 AM »
What's wrong with the parking garage? It's a single-story parking lot now. At least this way it can have a building on the rest of it.
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Re: JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2019, 09:34:30 AM »
The garage concept appears to have some potential retail or leasable space at the ground level. As the concept is refined, it would be good to see it all shifted to Adams, since both Monroe and Julia are more back service oriented on that particular block.
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Re: JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2019, 09:53:13 AM »
LEED Certified with a parking garage?  On-site parking should be an automatic disqualifier.

Is the garage LEED or just the building.

That aside, when the news was announced I was waiting to hear what negative comment you'd have for this one. Thanks for not disappointing!

My comment about LEED certification was made as part of a larger global discussion about the LEED certification program.  If one just doesn't count the least environmental parts of a project then anything could be considered environmentaly friendly.  "Look we have energy efficient windows.  Don't pay attention to the 800 cars parked next door.  They don't count."
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Re: JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2019, 11:03:43 AM »
JEA plans to sell the existing tower. This is good news all around: having JEA sell it rather than transferring it to COJ in a land swap increases the chances that the building is saved and renovated. The city would already be revving up the bulldozers.

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The existing site

Howard said JEA will sell the Church Street headquarters as part of a larger divestment strategy that could result in $100 million of unused or excess JEA real estate being sold.

“If we could sell it tomorrow and lease it for three years while the new office is being built, we’d do it,” Howard said.


The JEA site is near the Duval County Courthouse.
The campus includes the 19-story tower and a six-level customer service center built in 1967. JEA has occupied the space since 1988.

JEA CEO Aaron Zahn said previously that redevelopment is costly and not ideal considering the footprint is too large and antiquated for JEA’s long-term needs.

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From David Cawton at the Daily Record.

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/jeas-next-hq-what-put-the-west-adams-street-site-past-the-jaguars-northbank-locations
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2019, 11:55:31 AM »
Is that Steve Atkins proposal still a possibility for the current tower?
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Re: JEA Selects Downtown For New Corporate Headquarters
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2019, 12:16:32 PM »
Is that Steve Atkins proposal still a possibility for the current tower?

Didn't that involve JEA staying in the same area and demolishing the building? I imagine it's not on the table specifically, but maybe some of the parts could be pursued in the future.
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2019, 12:18:13 PM »
Is that Steve Atkins proposal still a possibility for the current tower?

It could be, but it wouldn't save the tower.

Atkins wants to demo the tower and rebuild mixed-use/multifamly residential at that site.