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'The Vue' design released

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What do you think guys of the possibility of adding more floors to let's say perhaps making it be 47 floors or so for the Vue? I think it would fit nicely since the Strand is 27, Peninsula is 37, and to make the Vue 47... it would keep the flow smoothly or transition of floors increasing by 10 for each project... I just don't think 40 floors is tall enough... What do you guys think?

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I personally think it would be even better should they enlarge the floor count to 47 making equally on par with that of the St. John in terms of height... If so, then Jacksonville would have 4 signature towers excluding the Bellsouth & Riverplace Tower!

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If it got higher, then great. But 40 stories, which I assume excludes the slanted roof (looks to be at least 6 or 7 stories in height), still pushes its height pretty close to the St. Johns and well over 500ft.

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At that height they may have just upped the ante for the developers of Riverpointe, or the St. John, or whatever it's called now.

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I'm liking it...looks like the strand will be around 300-310 ft, the peninsula will be 400-410 ft, and the vue a good 450-470 ft from the rendering of all three. if the vue is that big and is going to have only i think 190 condos? then these condos are going to be pretty big and probably pretty expensive, moreso than the peninsula.

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It's too bad though that San Marco Place's northern views might be obstructed by such three towers only leaving their western, eastern, & southern views...

I'm sure the developers of San Marco Place, were well aware of the St. Johns Center and Riverwalk projects to the north. In fact, they've been selling potential buyers on the views to the south.

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Even then, San Marco Place is set-back far enough that the northern views could still be decent. You'll have the Strand, a slice of river, the Peninsula and the Vu, then another slice of river (including the hart bridge) and then maybe a San Marco Riverwalk tower to the far-right.

It certainly won't be any worse than the "parking lot" views of many suburban apartments ;)

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Views of other towers are the price of living in a very progressive urban core. Unhindered views won't stay that way long.

Unless you build taller (that's a hint for you developers out there).

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Good point. I believe there is part of downtown, Northbank, on the river that was at one point actually the river.

Most anything south of bay street on the northbank used to be the river. Landing, Hyatt, Times Union Performing arts center, CSX, etc.

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Speaking of the river...

With all of this development on the Southbank, will pedistrians (defined as non-residents of these new properties) have access to the river on the Southbank? I remember way back in 1986, going to Seminole Booster meetings in the Southbank area. Despite the lack of development, being on the riverwalk was cool, and afforded an outstanding view of the Northbank.

All the developments and skyscrapers are nice. But I'd hate to see Jacksonville residents walled off from the river.

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Rivierwalk is one of better ideas acomplished.

Southbank will get very dense and urbas in next 3-5 years if all proposed projects are built.

Imagine 10 towers and Station area once all built.

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At first I was a bit bummed that these towers were all being built against the river, potentially blocking views but then I realized that it will force inland towers to be taller to offer views. When I look at it that way its not all bad.

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