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420 Church St. | 9-Story Residential [Under Construction]

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According to this article in the Sentinal, it looks like work is going to start on 420 Church Street next week. I figure I'd start a new thread for it. I live close by so I'll check in with pictures, but I'm excited about this one. I live in the South Eola neighborhood and I've been a little jealous of all of the action in other parts of town:

http://touch.orlandosentinel.com/#section/1229/article/p2p-80388317/

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Some more info I found on this...  The area has been pretty lively in terms of people "out and about" - looking forward to packing in a little more density and hopefully some more options for retail/dining.  290+ units is nothing to shake a stick at for what now is a large vacant block....  I wonder why all the growth has been around colonial lately when all these empty or underdeveloped blocks remain in TP/Eola South?

 

http://bungalower.com/2013/09/new-apartment-building-coming-to-downtown/

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Yes, I'm also excited about this one.  I wonder which property they are looking at near South Street.

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Will this take up the entire city block?

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My guess (it is only a guess) is the former Monarch site. The downside is that it would have to be a tower. 

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Yes, it will take up the entire block.  The Monarch property is my guess also.  I would not mind having a smaller tower there.

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I am excited about the art gallery going in under 420 Church. I hope that happens!

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Some more info I found on this...  The area has been pretty lively in terms of people "out and about" - looking forward to packing in a little more density and hopefully some more options for retail/dining.  290+ units is nothing to shake a stick at for what now is a large vacant block....  I wonder why all the growth has been around colonial lately when all these empty or underdeveloped blocks remain in TP/Eola South?

 

http://bungalower.com/2013/09/new-apartment-building-coming-to-downtown/

 

Thanks for linking to us :) 

 

Something to consider is a lot of those lots were purchased by investors/developers looking to build large condos. The market has shifted to apartments. This is a different model for a lot of them. I'm putting together a map of all the current projects and I think the biggest shift is that they are all mostly small to mid-size developments. Personally I think that's best...the smaller it is, the more likely it is to actually get off the ground.

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Thanks for linking to us :)

 

Something to consider is a lot of those lots were purchased by investors/developers looking to build large condos. The market has shifted to apartments. This is a different model for a lot of them. I'm putting together a map of all the current projects and I think the biggest shift is that they are all mostly small to mid-size developments. Personally I think that's best...the smaller it is, the more likely it is to actually get off the ground.

And the owners in that neighborhood are still asking for astronomical prices for their land. 

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Then they should build taller buildings to offset the cost. :)

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I don't believe this was the Monarch site; Ill have to check my notes tho. 

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I thought The Monarch was on South Street near the OC admin garage.

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I like 420 Church.  I just wish it was on one of those vacant tree-less blocks ala former Eola Place; those oaks are old.

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Thanks for linking to us :)

 

Something to consider is a lot of those lots were purchased by investors/developers looking to build large condos. The market has shifted to apartments. This is a different model for a lot of them. I'm putting together a map of all the current projects and I think the biggest shift is that they are all mostly small to mid-size developments. Personally I think that's best...the smaller it is, the more likely it is to actually get off the ground.

 

And when the market changes, they'll convert into condos much like MANY other apartment complexes did during the last boom...  :)

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it's the block to the east that's completely barren.  that's where I think Eola Place was going to be built.  Well, as they say, you can't make an omelette...

 

Ah, just North of The Jackson...  (otherwise known as the S. Eola valet overflow lot).  :)

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exactly.  I know land is land and its unique.  but they are going to tear down all of those oaks and place a building there and that other block will still be there---barren.  I can't believe the City didn't mandate that the owner of the block plant oaks along the edge.  If they would have done that back in 2007 those oaks would be huge by now.  And Dyer calls himself a Dem.

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I kind of doubt they'll tear down any of the really old oaks along the right of way. 

 

420chst.jpg

 

Looks like there's one old one sitting just inside the sidewalk that might go, but maybe not.

 

Maybe the construction won't include that portion of the lot.

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If you look at the drawings, it's the ENTIRE lot...  street to street on all four sides....  Also, it is totally the block to the North of Star Tower...  See below:

 

420-First-Floor.png

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Thanks for linking to us :)

 

I really am enjoying this site the more I read.  When did you start this?  It's very well done.

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I really am enjoying this site the more I read.  When did you start this?  It's very well done.

 

Thanks. We'll be hitting our one year mark in July. It's been a lot of fun.

 

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If you look at the drawings, it's the ENTIRE lot...  street to street on all four sides....  Also, it is totally the block to the North of Star Tower...  See below:

 

420-First-Floor.png

I believe that all of the oaks will be removed, even the ones that are located in the right-of-way (street side of the sidewalk).  I've walked by and looked at it and even the right-of-way oaks have most limbs interfering with the building so I don't think there was any easy way to save them unfortunately.

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I believe that all of the oaks will be removed, even the ones that are located in the right-of-way (street side of the sidewalk).  I've walked by and looked at it and even the right-of-way oaks have most limbs interfering with the building so I don't think there was any easy way to save them unfortunately.

 

That sucks. And you know the "trees" that the cheese-bag developer replaces them with will be some scrawny little crap trees that never grow into anything.

 

Shame.

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That sucks. And you know the "trees" that the cheese-bag developer replaces them with will be some scrawny little crap trees that never grow into anything.

 

Shame.

Hey my tree in front of my 1 S. Eola unit (planted in 2004) is now getting quite large.  They actually had to trim it back a few weeks ago.  :)

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