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‘We’re way behind as far as a city goes:’ City leaders say RISE Doro to be rebuilt

The RISE Doro condominium complicated is about to rise once more. Just a few months in the past, we noticed this downtown challenge go up in flames, and now city leaders say building is about to begin once more.

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“I think it’s just really disappointing the amount of money that was poured into the project and now seeing the devastating results of there is nothing left,” Jacksonville resident Amanda Bickle stated.

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Nothing left now, however that may quickly not be the case.

City councilman Jimmy Peluso confirmed that building will resume. In an emailed assertion, he stated the builders ‘appear to be looking to re-use their current permit,’ which is able to enable building to start pretty rapidly.

“We need a lot more, because we’re way behind as far as a city goes – we’re behind,” native Craig Shriner stated. “Downtown should be a lot more jumpy and it’s kind of quiet. We’re an NFL city now, so we should start acting like it.”

The RISE Doro was a 247-unit, $65 million challenge that was set to change that. But, a fireplace ripped by way of the event on January twenty eighth.

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Now, locals like Shriner say they’re excited for the rebuild to start.

“We just gotta get everybody to change their thinking about how the city is and start growing it a little bit,” Shriner stated. “We don’t have to be New York, but we should pick it up a little bit.”

Amanda Bickle was born and raised in Jacksonville and says she sees potential in her city – regardless of this big step again.

“It would be nice to have more of those things kind of down where the stadium is, down where the arena is and just kind of be open later, cause we’re kind of a quiet town,” Bickle stated.

Peluso stated the ‘existing concrete parking garage and foundation are in sound condition,’ in order that they have already got a head begin in building.

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In an emailed assertion, Peluso stated partially, “I’m excited to see any major projects in our downtown, and the Doro is no different. Our downtown needs more residences and I’m looking forward to see more cranes in the air.”

The City of Jacksonville additionally despatched a assertion saying, “As Mayor Deegan said on the day of the fire, we absolutely want RISE Doro to be rebuilt. It will be an important part of the Sports and Entertainment District, and we look forward to the day when it is filled with downtown residents and thriving retail.”

A timeline for building has not been set right now.

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Here’s the complete assertion issued by Jimmy Peluso:

“RISE appears to be looking to re-use their current permit, which will allow them to begin construction fairly quickly. On top of that, the existing concrete parking garage and foundation are in sound condition, meaning much of the early construction is already complete. I’m excited to see any major projects in our downtown, and the Doro is no different. Our downtown needs more residences and I’m looking forward to see more cranes in the air.”

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