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New 22 story tower

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There is a new 22 story condo and 100 slip marina gearing up to go in next to the old Ortega Yacht Club. There will be 90 units in the building and the purchasers get first right to also buy a marina slip for additional money. The remaining 10 slips will be available for sale to the general public at some point.

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Is this going up where Hershel and St. John's intersect? There was a reference to the San Marco Place folks tearing down an apartment complex and retail center at that location.

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No. If you're on the water, looking towards the Ortega Yacht Club tower, this will be immediately left, almost right behind Chamberlain's Book Mine. The marina is already there but will change hands as well. The units are suppose to range in size from 2000sqft to 3600sqft and prices starting at 825K to almost 2 million, pre-construction.

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Thanks for the info. What's your source (i.e. what part of this project are you working on)?

I'm definitely confused by the location though. If it's right behind Chamblin's Bookmine, then it sounds like the site for the failed "Ortega River Condos." However, that's where I thought this new "Ortega Landing" project was going.

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Perhaps someone could go on the GIS maps and tell us which parcel is Ortega Landing and which one is this 22-floor proposal?

A 22 story tower in that location would be extremely impressive. However, considering the failure of Ortega River to get presales (at lower starting prices than 800k, I might add) I won't relly believe it until I see it.

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There is a proposal for a 20+ story tower on the Ortega River somewhere. A couple of months ago, I posted the brief mention of it in the construction pipeline section of the TU. I'll see if I can dig up the address.

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Actually, I'm impatient ;). So here's the GIS map. Chamblin's Bookmine is the parcel highlighted in red.

If anyone can let me know which parcel is Ortega Landing, and which is the 22 story proposal jchipgcs is talking about ...

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I'm still searching for that construction brief about this tower, but here's the information I included on it, in April's update of the Jax Development Thread.

Ortega Yacht Club

Project summary:

- 20 story condo tower

- 80 units

Developer: Ortega Yacht Club Condominiums LLC, O.Y.C.

Status: proposed

Estimated costs: n/a

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Ortega Landing is towards the top of this picture. All things I have read about it say that the project is on Lakeside Drive, between Herschel and something else (melrose maybe?) So it would be just to the left of herschel on this pic.

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Ok, if you look at that picture and see the marinas. Spot the marina with the 3 rows of slips and the white angled ramp leading from the shore. That is the site and that is the marina.

I have pictures/renderings and will try to post after verifying this is ok with the developer. They haven't been released to the general public.

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Well, I have a rendering but it's saved on my PC.  I'm not sure how to post it on here.

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Send me a PM and I'll give you my email address. Email it to me, then I'll upload it and put it up on the site.

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Well, I have a rendering but it's saved on my PC.  I'm not sure how to post it on here.

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Get a free account and upload the image there. Copy the url (the bottom one of the 3 they give under each pic) and paste it into your reply.

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Well, I believe it will be stucco or something similar as it's not very feasable to put brick up 22 floors. The early rendering is a creamy white tower with blue metal roof accents. It looks nautical. The CGI image leans toward the bland side but there is a lot of architectural shape in reality with various shaped balconies in each unit. If you have email, I could send you what I have.

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Well, I believe it will be stucco or something similar as it's not very feasable to put brick up 22 floors. The early rendering is a creamy white tower with blue metal roof accents. It looks nautical. The CGI image leans toward the bland side but there is a lot of architectural shape in reality with various shaped balconies in each unit. If you have email, I could send you what I have.

Ugh. No offense, but I hope that isnt built. I could be wrong though - I'll wait for the rendering. And, by the way, there are all kinds of brick towers downtown, so it can be done. Or, how about a more modern glass look, like the awesome green glass condos in Vancouver, BC if not traditional brick? Why must we always have stucco?? :blink:

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Pardon the obvious observation ... but that's well short of 22 stories. More like 15ish. In fact, that looks almost exactly like the design of the defunct Ortega River Condos, but with a couple extra floors and a blue roof instead of orange-ish tile. The penthouse setbacks look identical.

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I think the project would benefit by having something facing the riverfront on the bottom level. Is it safe to assume that, that's the parking level? Maybe it becomes an amenity like a fitness center or billard room, with glass windows on the river.

Nevertheless, it having a private marina, riverfront views and within walking distance of Roosevelt Square, should be enough to make the units sell rapidly.

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No problem. I'll do some investigating and see if I can find out about the rendering. I never bothered to count the floors before but we are short a few! I think they had a couple proposals orig and this might be one of them.

The first 3 floors are parking and amenities. Fitness, lounge, spa, etc......There are waterviews from this area but I think as we're just kinda seeing the side view of the building, it's hard to tell.

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