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Charlotte's Biddleville: What gentrification looks like
« on: November 23, 2021, 08:54:51 AM »
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A visual glimpse at the gentrification of Charlotte's Biddleville neighborhood and a lesson that Jacksonville can learn.


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Re: Charlotte's Biddleville: What gentrification looks like
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 09:29:17 AM »
Some of those look similar to the proposed townhomes in San Marco.  They look awful.

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Re: Charlotte's Biddleville: What gentrification looks like
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 09:44:31 AM »
For whatever reason, it doesn't appear the land development code does much, in terms of building height, scale, lot size, setbacks, etc. These things alone play an important role in limiting displacement and erasing a neighborhood's character. What's happening there looks like people are bringing the suburbs, including their front facing two car garages and driveways, to the city.
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Re: Charlotte's Biddleville: What gentrification looks like
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 12:37:03 PM »
I don't have a huge issue with the modern architecture for what is is, but it looks terribly out of places shoehorned in between historic houses like that.  Kind of like those two townhouse in San Marco on Thacker.

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Re: Charlotte's Biddleville: What gentrification looks like
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2021, 05:28:25 PM »
They look to me to be like neighborhood firehouses built in early 1900s.

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Re: Charlotte's Biddleville: What gentrification looks like
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2021, 07:49:25 PM »
Could our own Emerald Lace be considered Gentrification??

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Re: Charlotte's Biddleville: What gentrification looks like
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 09:06:18 AM »
I assume, you mean the Emerald Trail? Not alone. It can benefit the existing community if there are other policies in place that protect the established communities from practices that lead to displacement. If these policies aren't in place, then yes, it could become an infrastructure improvement that fuels gentrification.
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Re: Charlotte's Biddleville: What gentrification looks like
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2021, 07:28:35 PM »
I assume, you mean the Emerald Trail? Not alone. It can benefit the existing community if there are other policies in place that protect the established communities from practices that lead to displacement. If these policies aren't in place, then yes, it could become an infrastructure improvement that fuels gentrification.

Yes, Thank You.
Emerald Trail. Emerald Necklace has been a favorite reference.
I am so pleased with the progress forward.
And considering the funding sources, “ Gentrification “ should be allowed, assumed  or simply no longer a subject with unfettered abandon.
I imagine the outcome a couple of decades from now will have shown “ Gentrification “ did not occur.