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Old October 20th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #41
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^Agreed, ConAgra needs to go, go go!!!
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Old October 20th, 2006, 07:59 PM   #42
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It is definitely an eyesore! Unfortunately, when the man in charge was interviewed (about a year ago) he said that ConAgra's going nowhere.

Looks like they'll have to build around 'em.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 08:24 PM   #43
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^ Seems like a great place for a mass transit station - right in the middle of everything.

You know what else would be ideal is the idea of building some of the public venues (such as some long-discussed museums) in the middle instead of on the water - lots of room, need the infill, center of activity for all new residential development around the fringes.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 04:40 PM   #44
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Along with certain Public buildings, Maybe it would make a nice Park with a pond and a large landmark Fountain. Give it a NYC Central Park resemblance. That would be a great place for Channelside residents to relax and have recreation space.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 08:05 PM   #45
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The site wouldn't be nearly big enough for such a park...

I wouldn't put a park there anyways, as that land use basically perpetuates the chasm between the DT core and the Channelside portion of DT... I would instead target that parcel for a combination of hotel, retail and office space...
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 02:49 AM   #46
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Maybe if we asked realy, really, really nice...ConAgra would go away!
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 04:06 AM   #47
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IT's not going anywhere.

But a nice park surrounded by relatively tall buildings would be fine - though I doubt that will happen
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:39 AM   #48
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It is definitely an eyesore! Unfortunately, when the man in charge was interviewed (about a year ago) he said that ConAgra's going nowhere.

Looks like they'll have to build around 'em.
So no amount of money, can get the city to move that piece of crap out of DT Tampa.. Man with that gone ,the possibilities are endless at what could go there..

I mean even Tampa's tallest could fit very well right at that location..
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 02:14 PM   #49
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Where is ConAgra located anyway in DT? I do not think that I have seen it. Is it just south of DT near the St. Pete Times Forum?
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 02:21 PM   #50
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Where is ConAgra located anyway in DT? I do not think that I have seen it. Is it just south of DT near the St. Pete Times Forum?
It's tough not to see ConArga. It's about 3-4 blocks North of the forum. More East of CBD and West of Channelside.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:45 PM   #51
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Hell, it's tough not to SMELL ConAgra, at least if you're within three blocks and downwind.
That said, it isn't a bad smell. I actually rather like it (I always ride by ConAgra on my Sunday morning bike rides just to take in the aroma of... well... it smells like bird seed, really). If I had the land nearby, those empty blocks south of it, I'd put some of those little sugar shacks on there, like the three that are along Nebraska now. Of course that would be an absurd waste, but it would amuse me. And nothing's going to go there as long as ConAgra stays. The parking garage there is the last new construction we'll see in that immediate area for a while I imagine, though I'd love to be wrong.
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 09:31 PM   #52
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I noticed they removed the two trialers from the element work site? I am curious if they are going to start work soon on this project?
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 09:34 PM   #53
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Anyone know if they wil put another camera up for Element or will they use the Skypoint one? Be cool to watch this tower rise as what we did for Skypoint
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 09:51 PM   #54
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I would think so. Novare seems to have cameras for most of their projects. And heck they might not even have to use another building then their very own Skypoint to put the camera on.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 04:18 AM   #55
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I noticed they removed the two trialers from the element work site? I am curious if they are going to start work soon on this project?
Yes.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 04:30 AM   #56
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Anyone know if they wil put another camera up for Element or will they use the Skypoint one? Be cool to watch this tower rise as what we did for Skypoint
I agree with FloridaFuture on both points. Novare has installed cameras on all of their new projects and they will no doubt install the camera on Skypoint as it is the best place for viewing the construction progress.

I'm totally psyched!
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 05:25 AM   #57
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How exactly does moving the trailers indicate that they are starting soon?

I admit, I doubted that they would start Skypoint so soon, but ELement would completely shock me. They haven't sold crap.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 05:47 AM   #58
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It doesn't. However, Gregory Minder, of Novare-Intown Tampa Development, LLC, holds a little weight.

As of last Thursday's council meeting, he suggested that they are right on schedule regarding construction of the Element project. Not sure what that means as far as sales are concerned...

He also mentioned that the channelside project will more than likely break ground before the third tower in the northern CBD.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 03:54 PM   #59
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I wasn't assuming the trailers being moved meant anything, that was why I asked if anyone had heard anything. I live and work downtown and that was the first time I have seen anything happening in that area in the past few weeks. I belive the project will be built and will not have any issues selling. Tampa has a shortage of highrise affordable condos downtown.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 10:12 PM   #60
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He also mentioned that the channelside project will more than likely break ground before the third tower in the northern CBD.
That makes since. It wouldn't really be good for road closures to occur for the thrid tower's construction, while new Element residents are coming in with huge, slow moving Uhaul trucks.
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