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thelakelander

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6 major urban core adaptive reuse projects
« on: June 03, 2024, 07:50:36 AM »
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Adaptive reuse is defined as the process of reusing an existing building for a use other than which it was originally built for. Home to a large collection of older buildings, Jacksonville is a city where the concept of adaptive reuse is alive and well. Here are six examples of adaptive reuse projects currently under construction in the city's urban core.

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Re: 6 major urban core adaptive reuse projects
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2024, 12:48:16 PM »
^ All good and well but a far cry from this $950 million adaptive reuse project by Ford Motor in Detroit!

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See inside Ford’s new tech campus, a century-old Detroit train station restored for $950 million

DETROIT – Ford’s  latest project out of the Motor City is the restoration and reopening of an abandoned train station, for decades a symbol of Detroit’s downfall and now the automaker’s new technology campus.

The $950 million project encompasses the 18-story former train station called Michigan Central Station – once the state’s marquee transit building – an adjacent 270,000-square-foot building and other, supporting facilities.

The 30-acre “Michigan Central” campus and station was initially announced in 2018 and slated to open by 2022. However, the coronavirus pandemic and the extensive work needed to renovate the station delayed its reopening. Ford is celebrating the restoration of the century-old train station on Thursday....







https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/03/ford-michigan-central-station-campus.html


And, there was this added tibit in the article I found of interest given we just tore down our historic Ford plant.
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.....he redeveloped the company’s River Rouge Assembly plant into a “green” production facility amid calls to close it. It’s now a tourist destination for the production of the Ford F-150 full-size pickup.
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Re: 6 major urban core adaptive reuse projects
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2024, 01:39:49 PM »
^ All good and well but a far cry from this $950 million adaptive reuse project by Ford Motor in Detroit!

And.....? 

Jacksonville doesn't have anything comparable to this.  If one of the great american companies was founded here, headquartered here, and in the city for 120 years I would expect this level of public investment.  We have no companies or benefactors to compare this to, so why should we expect something similar?  CSX has been in Jax since 2003, so maybe in 2124 they'll provide a similar investment to the city. 

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Re: 6 major urban core adaptive reuse projects
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2024, 02:17:36 PM »
Captain, please chill.  My comments were a combination of tongue in cheek and just showing what others are doing on a much grander scale and to what extent they are willing to step up to preserve history vs. demolishing it as we have done repeatedly in Jacksonville over many decades.  When building owners here say buildings can't be repurposed or it cost too much, well, maybe not, when you see examples like this.

The Trio here would be, scaled for Jacksonville, our version of a project like this.

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Re: 6 major urban core adaptive reuse projects
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2024, 03:15:27 PM »
Union Terminal Warehouse is pretty grand for Florida. It's the largest historic adaptive reuse project ever done in the state. I get the tongue in cheek but vacant buildings like Michigan Central come a dime a dozen in that city. Happy to see it finally invested in but will be more impressed if they can save their larger historic buildings like the Hudson Motor Company assembly plant.
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