Author Topic: Two developers working on plans for former Beach Boulevard Kmart property  (Read 1298 times)

itsfantastic1

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Re: Two developers working on plans for former Beach Boulevard Kmart property
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2019, 02:40:15 PM »
Durbin Park is entirely in St. John's County as it is south of Racetrack Rd., but has been in the works for a while. It probably received its design approval before the requirement to provide parking in the rear was approved.

Is Durbin Park considered NW St Johns? It doesn't appear to be any different in design. Definitely a 1990s suburban layout. With that being said, Jax's zoing ordinance is decades out of date. It encourages suburban site development patterns, even in the urban core. Until the policies change, non autocentric site development will remain an exception to the rule.
Believe that Durbin Park is in both Jax and SJC and either applied COJ’s less stringent standards or used them as justification for waivers.

Agreed. Jax is long overdue for a code overhaul. Do you know what the height/density limitations are for this site anyways? Would be a prime site for mid-rise residential and/or hotel in addition to the mix of commercial uses proposed.

Peter Griffin

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Re: Two developers working on plans for former Beach Boulevard Kmart property
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2019, 03:57:16 PM »
Developers plan to renovate an abandoned shopping center with new uses that prevent a vacant site from remaining a blight

MetroJacksonville forum users:
"WHY AREN'T THEY BUILDING A HIRISE?!?"

this is an existing suburban area, surrounded by other suburban-type uses.

there's nothing wrong with a suburban area staying a suburban area, IMO

marcuscnelson

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Re: Two developers working on plans for former Beach Boulevard Kmart property
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2019, 04:31:00 PM »
Developers plan to renovate an abandoned shopping center with new uses that prevent a vacant site from remaining a blight

MetroJacksonville forum users:
"WHY AREN'T THEY BUILDING A HIRISE?!?"

this is an existing suburban area, surrounded by other suburban-type uses.

there's nothing wrong with a suburban area staying a suburban area, IMO

To be fair, it's literally one guy saying this.

Peter Griffin

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Re: Two developers working on plans for former Beach Boulevard Kmart property
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2019, 04:39:47 PM »
Developers plan to renovate an abandoned shopping center with new uses that prevent a vacant site from remaining a blight

MetroJacksonville forum users:
"WHY AREN'T THEY BUILDING A HIRISE?!?"

this is an existing suburban area, surrounded by other suburban-type uses.

there's nothing wrong with a suburban area staying a suburban area, IMO

To be fair, it's literally one guy saying this.

Good point. I am definitely extrapolating based on a lot of the rhetoric and talking points that I see flying around here.

Easy to get wound up about dumb crap online, I am guilty!