This is a different attempt at things for Mungo
I too want to see some commercial space. Ideally retail, but if nothing else some office buildings fronting Huger. If they (whoever wins the bid) make it essentially a closed off subdivision type thing I will be displeased.
Does the property have frontage on Huger? The old CCI prison could be seen from Huger, but The Bell South buildings lie between this site and Huger, or so I thought.
I am leery of Mungo, he has a bad reputation from their work in Friarsgate. The Congaree Park Partnership proposal sounds underwhelming as well.
The Beach Company or Canalside proposals sound best, but I doubt a TIF can be created there since one is already in place.
The fact that four proposals have come forward shows the impact of getting the Publix in the Vista. A grocery store is a valuable amenity that draws a lot of investment in it's wake.
A neighborhood in Jacksonville called Riverside got a Publix about two years ago, and the area has really expanded and appreciated in value.
After 11 long dormant years, this site might finally get it's long overdue new life. I still have my fingers crossed though.