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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2010, 02:24:34 PM »
Well I'm glad I'm not the only one!  So far I have mostly seen people bitching about it.  My only beef is that they could have put a small concrete strip around the outside for skinny tire cyclists.

I bike there three times a week.  There is a paver path connecting the two sidewalks, which is what I use when at the roundabout.  That pedestrian paver path will also exist at the Bay/Laura intersection they are working on now.


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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2010, 02:37:49 PM »
I meant for people on road bikes that aren't riding on the sidewalk, sorry for any confusion.  People going slower on fat tire bikes should have no problem hopping up on the sidewalk or just riding over the pavers.  But people with road bikes (700c tires)  will have issues crossing these roundabouts.   The problem here is that you do not want people on bikes flying up onto sidewalks in pedestrian pathways.  Luckily for DT there are hardly an pedestrians so I doubt that will be an issue.  Also road riders will not want to be riding up on to sidewalks or over cobbles with large voids like these because they are not designed for that and it may damage equipment. 
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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2010, 02:48:56 PM »
YAY! Makes me excited to see our uban core coming back to LIFE month by month!

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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2010, 02:53:34 PM »
YAY! Makes me excited to see our uban core coming back to LIFE month by month!

Definately!  Hopefully the Laura Trio/Barnett project comes to life.  It would do great as an anchor in the heart of DT to promote continued redevelopment!

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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2010, 03:26:43 PM »
YAY! Makes me excited to see our uban core coming back to LIFE month by month!

Definately!  Hopefully the Laura Trio/Barnett project comes to life.  It would do great as an anchor in the heart of DT to promote continued redevelopment!

That would be awesome. MJ needs a "like" button like Facebook - I would totally "like" this!

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Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2010, 03:32:42 PM »
what is happening at 5th and liberty??? i see it's been boraded up, yet i have not heard anything about it

5th and Liberty will be a single family residence.

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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2010, 08:16:28 PM »
Is it just me or is construction and the sheer amount of projects ramping up?  If so, AWESOME!

2 comments:  New County Courthouse:  Ewwww, puke, less than ho hum about it.

Avondale streetscaping: glad they preserved some trees, but in the quarter section near Blue Fish Oyster Bar, it seems it could use some small shade trees, no?
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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2010, 08:18:27 PM »
what is happening at 5th and liberty??? i see it's been boraded up, yet i have not heard anything about it

5th and Liberty will be a single family residence.

I caught the residents at work when I took my photos of Springfield this summer.  Seemed like a very nice couple trying to convert a former commercial use to residential.
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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2010, 09:52:01 PM »
I meant for people on road bikes that aren't riding on the sidewalk, sorry for any confusion.  People going slower on fat tire bikes should have no problem hopping up on the sidewalk or just riding over the pavers.  But people with road bikes (700c tires)  will have issues crossing these roundabouts.   The problem here is that you do not want people on bikes flying up onto sidewalks in pedestrian pathways.  Luckily for DT there are hardly an pedestrians so I doubt that will be an issue.  Also road riders will not want to be riding up on to sidewalks or over cobbles with large voids like these because they are not designed for that and it may damage equipment. 

Impossible no.........diffulcult yes. Having lost tires on other things downtown, specifically the railroad tracks on San Marco near the hospital, I'd be hesitant to go though those round abouts.  Here is some words about the cobbles on this years Tour De France.

http://www.teamradioshack.us/tire-shredding-cobbles-tour-de-france-stage-3-recap/

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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2010, 06:32:08 AM »
It looks like East San Marco could be beginning to move forward as well.

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East San Marco, conditional capacity availability
 
This is a conditional capacity availability at East San Marco for construction of mixed-use residential building (Permit No. 76693).Hendricks Avenue, and Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida

Address: Hendricks Avenue, and Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida

Type of project: Conditional capacity availability

Planning district: Southeast

Agent: Chris Kuhn, East San Marco

Owner: East San Marco LLC

Database entry date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Agency file date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Applicant's submission date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Real estate identification number: 081645-0000, 081642-0000, 081643-0000, 081648-0000, 081650-0000, 081649-0000, 081652-0000, 081659-0000, 081658-0000, 081658-0000, 081663-0000

Square footage of interior space: 57

Property acreage: 4.7

Estimated construction cost/value: $5,300,000

City development number: 7,427

http://jacksonville.com/business/inthepipeline/project/2010-09-18/east-san-marco-conditional-capacity-availability
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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2010, 07:39:17 AM »
It looks like East San Marco could be beginning to move forward as well.

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East San Marco, conditional capacity availability
 
This is a conditional capacity availability at East San Marco for construction of mixed-use residential building (Permit No. 76693).Hendricks Avenue, and Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida

Address: Hendricks Avenue, and Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida

Type of project: Conditional capacity availability

Planning district: Southeast

Agent: Chris Kuhn, East San Marco

Owner: East San Marco LLC

Database entry date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Agency file date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Applicant's submission date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Real estate identification number: 081645-0000, 081642-0000, 081643-0000, 081648-0000, 081650-0000, 081649-0000, 081652-0000, 081659-0000, 081658-0000, 081658-0000, 081663-0000

Square footage of interior space: 57

Property acreage: 4.7

Estimated construction cost/value: $5,300,000

City development number: 7,427

http://jacksonville.com/business/inthepipeline/project/2010-09-18/east-san-marco-conditional-capacity-availability

Fingers crossed.

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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2010, 08:24:26 AM »
Any pics? I opened the site didnt see any pics.

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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2010, 09:18:22 AM »
What does 'conditional capacity availability' mean??  That square footage and construction cost also looked way small.  Not sure what that means.

Someone NEEDS to get over to Atlantic Blvd @ Kings Ave today and take some pictures of the construction.  Most of the work is being done on the back side of the building, opposite Atlantic blvd.  They have moved the entrance and put in a huge awning.  It looks great, but I haven't heard anything about the project.

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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2010, 11:18:23 AM »
Am I the only one who doesn't think that the roundabout on Laura is that bad?  It is bumpy but it's not like your suspension is going to fall off.  Think of how many similar small bumps you hit while going 45 down San Jose or whatever.  It centainly does slow down the traffic in that area.

I agree. People tend to find something to complain about but I am happy that the city is trying to improve that area.

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Re: Urban Construction Update: September 2010
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2010, 03:16:33 PM »
I think we are almost all happy about the round about and the Laura street improvements. I hope lighting is part of the plan.
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