Landing Revamp Gets Cold Reception; Group of City's Business Leaders Say They Can't Endorse New Plan

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Landing Revamp Gets Cold Reception; Group of City's Business Leaders Say They Can't Endorse New Plan


Bull, Nate Monroe & Roger, The Florida Times Union


Byline: Nate Monroe & Roger Bull

A group of Jacksonville's influential business leaders said Thursday morning they are not endorsing recently unveiled plans by the owners of The Jacksonville Landing to tear the structure down and replace it with two mixed-use structures that would include apartments, restaurants, shops and possibly a hotel.

Instead, the Jacksonville Civic Council is calling on the community's talent pool to come up with plans to reshape the venue, which sits on city-owned land.

"It isn't a site-specific criticism, we just feel we can do a better plan as a community and that the community has the right to be involved," said Bob Rhodes, chairman of the Civic Council's Downtown Task Force. "But we cannot endorse the plans as they are.

"Once a decision is made on what to build, you can't change it. When you look at the Downtown Investment Authority's plans, the Landing is the catalyst for downtown revitalization. If this is the epicenter for downtown, we have to measure it against the DIA goals," he said. "And we feels this falls short."

Jonathan Heldenbrand, vice president of Sleiman Enterprises which owns the Landing, said the company has already committed to a public meeting on the plans.

"This is very much a work in progress," he said. "We've got a long way to go."

No date has been set, but Heldenbrand said it would be similar to the one held in December in the city's Main Library.

Rhodes, a former chairman of the Downtown Development Authority and the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission, said he thinks more is needed than one or two public meetings. Instead, he envisions a series of workshops involving area architects and planners.

"There needs to be more open discussion of uses and where they can be placed," he said. "Are we going to continue entertainment at the Landing? That hasn't been discussed and should be.

"The decisions here are so big, and the opinions of the pros are so diverse," he said, "it would be appropriate to call up a charrette and really let the pros work through it. I'd start with smaller groups, workshops and then we'd obviously have public forums. …

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