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which Florida city will shine in 2006

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TAMPA, ORLANDO, AND MIAMI

Tampa- Trump Tower, Riverwalk, 2009 Super Bowl, and more urban development

Orlando- Urban Development, Commuter Rail

Miami- More urban development

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Orlando's commuter rail isn't supposed to start construction until 2009 and Tampa's Superbowl isn't until, well, 2009. The topic is about 2006, no?

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I know a lot of stuff will be happenig in 2006 here in the sunshine state but which city will really boom?

Jacksonville

Lots of new towers going up everywhere downtown.

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That is like every city in Florida. It seems that everywhere is gonna have more talls, even altmonte springs and bradenton LOL

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That is like every city in Florida. It seems that everywhere is gonna have more talls, even altmonte springs and bradenton LOL

I'll have to agree with bsutter2 here. Towers are going up everywhere, all over Florida. Tallahassee has begun to get its fair share, with two already topped off and nearing completion, over 5 downtown condominium projects currently underconstruction and more than half a dozen more pushing thru the pipeline.The Capital City will see the Cascades return to the downtown area soon as well, the springs for which the city was founded and settled as the site of the capitol is being recharged.

Tallahassee is moving closer to building a new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. Relocation of a corporate/manufacturing Headquarters bringing hundreds of new high-wage jobs should be complete by summer. Widening of I-10 thru the city is soon to begin, better shopping, and tons of new single family neighborhoods underconstruction make for tons of excitement looking into 2006.

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yeah, everywhere in FL is going through a boom...even Destin has 9 buidlings under construction right now all of which are over 11 floors and thats just the beginning...not bad for a small resort town. Ft Walton is in the middle of a condo boom as well with several projects U/C or about to break ground this year. Pensacola has some condos in the works and Navarre has some large shopping developments too, so even in the NW portion of the state there is a little something going on.

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Do you live in the Panhandle FLAplaya? I've got a really good mag that does a rather decent run down on all of the Pensacola Area developments. It might be worth sharing if I can get my hands on it.

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I agree w/the general concensus...practically every major metro in FLA is experiencing tremendous growth, not only in commercial tower development, but also residential towers. Miami, it seems, is on constant boom...I visit every summer and every year Miami's downtowns has grown by at least one tower. Orlando has a lot of proposals and if they all come to fruition, then I'd safely wager that city will have the second largest skyline in Florida in 5 years time. '06 should definitely be the "year of the crane" in downtown Orlando. I've been checking out the Tampa & Jax forums and have seen a lot of skyscraper proposals happening in those cities as well.

Yes, Florida is definitely the most urbanized state in the Southeast. I just hope that better growth management comes along with all this boom. I'd hate to see our Paradise Lost.

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2006

Miami will still lead the pack in urban development, the development pattern in Miami will lean toward NYC style with dense cluster of higrises. It needs to establish a strong and better retail presense in the mainland area and need the supertall like Empire Tower to create an identity.

Tampa will be the second in term of building tall building. Channelside and Ybor will continue to be thrieved with high rise residential projects and become a great urban neighbourhood. Downtown Tampa already has a strong business core filled with office building, it needs to bring residential projects to the actual downtown

core to create true city. Superbowl and Trump tower will make Tampa more recognizeable. Hopefully the observation tower will get built to further define downtown skyline.

Jacksonville will attact more business relocation this year. Superbowl has already propel this city to build all the basic needs for urban development such as better sidewalks... More residential buildings will be built downtown and the city will start to gear toward a business city image.

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Daytona.

It's first major condo project (Marina Grande (4 towers @ 25 stories ea.) on the mainland side of the intracoastal broke ground last month in Holly Hill (there's a second such project planned for South Daytona); Beach St. Condos (two @ 22 stories ea.) just got re-zoning approval in downtown to redevelop the downtown corridor (along with Wall St. Lofts); the new News-Journal Center is opening up this month; Ocean Center has moved forward with plans to double the size of the convention center with a new south-side concourse; Boardwalk redevelopment inches closer and closer; and there are currently 20 or so other major condo projects along A1A down to Ponce Inlet U/C.

THis town gets overlooked for other beachside communities too often in terms of development and quality of real estate. However, outside of South Fla., DB historically has had the most residential highrises than any other beachside community in FLA. It might have been overtaken recently by Panama City- not sure. The stigma of Bike Week, the 500, BCR, and classic Spring Break numbers have taken the focus away from these other aspects of DB.

Even Mainland HS is getting a new campus-- nicer than most anything I've seen yet in this state; Halifax Med Ctr. is getting a new campus by LPGA, which means DBCC is getting a new Teaching Hospital; and DB is bidding on NASCAR Museum.

A1A is undergoing a state-funded redevelopment (the largest of its kind in the state's history).

And DB is also adding to its inventory the multi-million dollar (6-digit) condo properties such as Bellagio and Milan, as well as a new tallest, the Blue at over 30 stories, which are direct result redevelopment new construction (demo of old smaller motels).

And finally, new redevelopment projects are starting to come to fruition on the west side of A1A, where they are tearing down dilapidated motels and building condos there as well.

The redevelopment in DB is unparallelled compared to any building boom in the region's history.

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Let me bring some issues to the table:

1) Every city in FL is getting towers, that is a given. However, they are all residentials pretty much. A city in FL that is getting a lot of high rise office towers would definitely have an edge over the others because that is setting up a bigger stage (IMO).

2) Many cities are planning rapid transit or expanding, so that's also a given, and I dont think 2006 will be a big year for this anyways.

3) A true standout city is one with many different projects that are unique to the city and will bring economic boon and publicity. I havent heard of anything special with MIA, but obviously Tampa and Orlando have their share. Jacksonville may soon be getting a raceway, is in the running for a spaceport, yada yada yada :D

Taurean, I had no idea Tally had so many projects, wow! I'll have to visit the Tally subforum more often and see for myself why such a small metro has the most active (behind orlando) forum in FL!!

Sunshine, Jacksonville seems to have more tall towers going up than Tampa (70 stories, 51, 40, 37, 36, 36, 36, 35,35,35, 33, 31, 28, 28, etc.) plus some office development (13 stories, 11, 8-expandable to 19).

JRS1, Yea, Daytona is like Miami BEach, and many people do not even realize it. It's incredible the amount of residential high rises there and rising! It's only just over an hour from Jax. But Daytona is lacking in every single other type of project this year, besides the Harley Davidson development.

I do not think I can truly vote until I do more research... -_-

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Let me bring some issues to the table:

1) Every city in FL is getting towers, that is a given. However, they are all residentials pretty much. A city in FL that is getting a lot of high rise office towers would definitely have an edge over the others because that is setting up a bigger stage (IMO).

Orlando is the only city in Florida that are building substantial amount of office towersin downtown core, well over 1 mil with at least 7 towers...more is on the way. Dale can tell u the details or u can look up http://www.orlandoskyscrapers.com

2) Many cities are planning rapid transit or expanding, so that's also a given, and I dont think 2006 will be a big year for this anyways.

2006 will be an important year for Central Florida commuter rail. The only rail that has slim chance of being carry to the next stage in Florida.

3) A true standout city is one with many different projects that are unique to the city and will bring economic boon and publicity. I havent heard of anything special with MIA, but obviously Tampa and Orlando have their share. Jacksonville may soon be getting a raceway, is in the running for a spaceport, yada yada yada :D

You need to read more about Miami, Midtown Miami project and the Empire tower projects are gonna change the downtown miami area. Not to mention a few 800 foot plus tower.

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Do you live in the Panhandle FLAplaya? I've got a really good mag that does a rather decent run down on all of the Pensacola Area developments. It might be worth sharing if I can get my hands on it.

yes i live in Ft. Walton Beach and have been all my life. I was Born in Pensacola was fortunate to be able to travel almost every inch of this state, most of the US and several coutries abroad :)

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yes i live in Ft. Walton Beach and have been all my life. I was Born in Pensacola was fortunate to be able to travel almost every inch of this state, most of the US and several coutries abroad :)

Awesome. I was born in Long Beach, CA myself, spent a few years in Atlanta before moving to Tallahassee. Chose to stick around for school because I love the city so much.

I think we've finally realized our potential around here, much to the credit of major developers like St. Joe Arvida. It also feels good to have elected and appointed officials all working toward common goals. My feeling is that Tallahassee will be able to establish a name for herself within the next 10-15 years. We're not in the race to become the biggest and baddest by any measure, but to be a more charming city, with much more to offer our citizens and our state... because we're here to serve all of Florida. We'll see how things turn out. But surely, Florida is going to have a Capital City we can all be very proud of soon.

On another note, I'm very proud to see so many wonderful developments so evenly spread throughout our state. Its a great thing to see so many areas growing. My only prayer is that we respect the land and remember the environment comes first in all of this.

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Well, like I said regarding DB:

New PAC on the intracoastal;

New major regional hospital;

New expansion at the region's main convention center, which will make it the next largest behind the Orlando, Miami Beach, and Tampa centers (which means it will be larger than the one in Jax).

Also, new office park development at LPGA & I-4.

Also, as I stated, the Boardwalk Redevelopment, and, the redevelopment of Downtown DB which will redefine DB.

And on top of that, 20 plus major condo projects U/C at this time on A1A. THis does not include proposed towers.

REgarding Miami:

PAC-- world class Caesar Pelli center;

Dadeland-- urban redevelopment at Dadeland Mall & station with office/condos; etc.

Miami Intl Airport redevelopment

MIC- Miami Intermodal Center

In fact, there are over 350 projects in Miami-Dade alone, save Ft. Lauderdale's development. Add to that Sunshine's comments re Midtown.

Regarding Orlando-- Add to Sunshine's comments:

I-4 new interchanges for 192 and JYP, with road widening from JYP to OBT.

417 from 535 to 192 will open;

Shingle Creek Hotel & CC. (1,500 rooms & 250,000 ft2)

Altamonte Springs City Center-- new development will give metro Orlando an "Atlanta" feel with a major suburban heavilly developed core with retail/condo towers/ etc. along I-4.

MEDICINE:

Nemours Hospital-- new to Orlando

VA Hospital-- new, larger design for ORL

Fla Hospital Expansion-- will double its size

UCF Medical School-- new (not sure if approved yet)

----Orlando will be a state leader in medicine, behind only Miami, Gainesville-- OR, it might surpass then both (Miramar has Cleveland Clinic)

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What excites me the most about Miami's new boom is the addition of over 5 million sqft of new office space to go with all the new residentials and the addition of 5 new downtown shopping malls (which is probably retail overkill but hopefully the market will be able to take it).

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What excites me the most about Miami's new boom is the addition of over 5 million sqft of new office space to go with all the new residentials and the addition of 5 new downtown shopping malls (which is probably retail overkill but hopefully the market will be able to take it).

Your right, there is nothing more exciting than a bunch of dark vacant towers :thumbsup:

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My question regarding all of the things mentioned is which of these projects being discussed is actually going to make these communities SHINE as the thread title suggests. Sure we're showing tremendous growth all over.

What is going on in these Florida cities that will make the area or the state different overall? Condo and Office development is not new to Miami, neither is Hotel development in Orlando... those are givens.

I guess what I'm saying is... will there be any surprises this year? Will Florida make gains in the Hydrogen fuel cell developments and be one of the first states to build a fuel station? Will we land the new NASA facility? How will Scripps affect the Palm Beach area... those are the things I'm most curious about.

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MEDICINE:

Nemours Hospital-- new to Orlando

VA Hospital-- new, larger design for ORL

Fla Hospital Expansion-- will double its size

UCF Medical School-- new (not sure if approved yet)

----Orlando will be a state leader in medicine, behind only Miami, Gainesville-- OR, it might surpass then both (Miramar has Cleveland Clinic)

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Nemours is plain and simple, an awesome Children's Hospital. They are here in Jax, my son has seen some of their specialists.

Dont forget that Jacksonville is near the top in state medicince as well.

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that's right; Mayo is also there.

re Miami: which towers are giving Miami 5 million ft2 of office space? (not to get off-topic, but I was not aware of any other than the one across Four Seasons, proposed space inside Lynx, and space inside some of Met Miami's 3 towers).

new NASA facility?

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that's right; Mayo is also there.

re Miami: which towers are giving Miami 5 million ft2 of office space? (not to get off-topic, but I was not aware of any other than the one across Four Seasons, proposed space inside Lynx, and space inside some of Met Miami's 3 towers).

new NASA facility?

Just about all of the downtown condos have some office space.

Some new office buildings downtown:

-There is the 903 foot tall 600 Brickell which will have 1 million sqft of office

-the 617 ft tall Met2 will be a 700k+ sqft office tower

-The 400ft tall Max Tower Office buiding

-The U/C Transit Village in Overtown.

-Latitude One

-1450 Brickell (Park Place II)

-Flatiron (Brickell Park) is to have 600,000+ sqft of office space as well

-Ice Tower

-The riverfront project (Wind, Ivy) will have an office tower as well.

-The Federal Courthouse

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