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Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« on: October 06, 2009, 04:14:45 AM »
Downtown Construction Update - October 2009



A look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of October.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2009-oct-downtown-construction-update-october-2009

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 05:49:55 AM »
$20 says that 20 West Adams is not completed until the city has to pay to remove the eye soar.  The last GC didn't pay any of his subs for the work already done.  This will probably be held up in the courts for a long time...

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 09:15:07 AM »
The courthouse cranes look sweet from I95.  Hopefully Wolfson's will be moving forward soon, adding to the buzz.


You know what Lake?  I think that the new Baptist parking area could be making way for the proposed 4 story medical office building at the corner of Palm and Prudential.  That building will be taking up a good chunk of parking.

Maybe I'm just hoping...

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 09:37:13 AM »
I say this every month, but This is one of the highlights of my month!!  I'm so excited about all the new places to hang out that are being built.  Interesting bit of info, when you Google search "Dos Gatos, Jacksonville" two Metrojax links appear before the actual dos gatos website, which isn't helpful. 

What is Jacksons??

Jason, I would like to agree with you on the baptist parking lot, but I don't think that is the case.  They aren't really increasing the size, just upgrading it to go with the proposed streetscape improvements. 

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 09:58:51 AM »
Ahhh, ok.  I was thinking the majority of that area was somewhat wooded (overgrown) and not used.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 09:59:01 AM »
i was just thinking we don't have enough hot pink buildings on main street...thank god, change has come!

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 10:09:20 AM »
Interesting bit of info, when you Google search "Dos Gatos, Jacksonville" two Metrojax links appear before the actual dos gatos website, which isn't helpful. 

I notice stuff like that all the time. I don't think a lot of business owners understand how to build, or take advantage of buzz. Pretty much anytime I hear of a new business opening around the core I do a quick google search to see what they are about. Most of the time I come up with nothing or a very lack luster webpage.

Business owners, take note. People will be interested in your business before you open your doors, establish a web presence and build off the buzz sites like Metro Jax create.

Great post MJ, the construction updates are always a great read.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2009, 10:25:21 AM »
Ahhh, ok.  I was thinking the majority of that area was somewhat wooded (overgrown) and not used.

There are a few trees on the site, but I don't think many of them have been removed.  It used to be a dirt, multi level (not on purpose, it just dips and rises), cracked, pothole filled, yuck lot.  More cars may fit on it now, but I do believe they are just improving the space.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2009, 11:16:54 AM »
What is up with all these vibrant pink/purple colors in Springfield? hehe

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2009, 11:51:55 AM »
the colors are tacky, but eye catching. i think eye catching wins.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009, 12:09:07 PM »
Must be a clearance sale on hideous pink at home depot? i don't know about eye catchy, it really looks more cheap and gaudy then anything.

Is that pink building really going to attract more customers?

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2009, 12:19:16 PM »
Those colors make me want to yuke not eat.  I think they could do a better job.  Does not the design review board have some say over color choices.  I know Riverside has some regulations.

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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2009, 12:33:38 PM »
yeah, you can see that in Five Points, professor.
That fits Five Points in a way though.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2009, 12:35:04 PM »
From the way its going, it fits Springfield too.
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Re: Downtown Construction Update - October 2009
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2009, 12:51:09 PM »
Does anyone know what's happening at the northwest corner of Adams and Newnan? The old closed gas station type structure was a parking lot including covered spaces under the eaves by the pump islands but today I noticed a bulldozer on site and actively churning it up!

Oh, and as for Springfield those crazy new colors are all on the west side so far...just saying!