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Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« on: January 27, 2010, 04:18:52 AM »
Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled



For the last year, the City of Jacksonville has been working with Zyscovich Architects of Miami to create a vision plan for the Urban Core.  Metro Jacksonville offers a sneak peak of the vision that will be presented to the public on Thursday, January 28, 2010.  


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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 05:09:17 AM »
might as well throw that in the can. we all know how good jax is with a plan.

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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 07:18:18 AM »
Wow - Shrimp boats at the old Ford Assembly Plant?

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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 07:27:03 AM »
So is a "vision plan" just sketches, models, and what not to help the policy makers better visualize how things might look?

Or are is it a specific plan that is to be carried out?


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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 07:31:58 AM »
It includes things to help policy makers carry out a specific plan.  Its a pretty significant document which is why its not posted here, page by page.  You can use the link at the end of the article to access the actual draft of the plan on the city's website. 
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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 07:32:10 AM »
Wow...
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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 07:45:03 AM »
I hope that the City can use this plan to make downtown a better place.

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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 08:07:45 AM »
Wow. This is pretty cool to look at.

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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 08:15:14 AM »
Look carefully at most of the  pictures.  Notice something?  No cars shown in most of them and no on street parking.  That's why everything looks so good.

So part of the "vision" is to reduce the number of cars in the urban core by 90%?
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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 08:30:01 AM »
I like that they used the old coca cola building as a major point of interest.  And I also like that most every drawing shows people crossing on the red.  Adds a sense of realism. Would be interesting to read the entire thing when I get time.
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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 08:47:40 AM »
It's good to put emphasis on potential of areas like:
Springfield Warehouse District
Commodore Point
Ford Assembly Building

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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 08:52:44 AM »
Look carefully at most of the  pictures.  Notice something?

One thing I do notice is the plan shows buildings where buildings once stood. Somehow this whole thing could have been avoided.

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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2010, 08:59:18 AM »
I like it, but i'll believe it when I see it

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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2010, 09:00:27 AM »
Interesting picture of Forsyth & Main Streets. I take it the photo is existing and the rendering is their idea. Does that mean they want the city to bulid two highrises behind the two story parking garage?

Working shrimp boats at the old Ford plant might be difficult to produce if the shrimp industry keeps declining. They will probalby promise to build a parking garage for the auto traffic and never deliver it.

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Re: Urban Core Vision Plan to be Unveiled
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2010, 09:03:02 AM »
Notice too that they bring shrimp boats in and take the ships and tugs away from the Stadium District/Commodore's Point.