The Urban Facelift Project #4 (118 Main Street Revisited)
Revisiting UFP #2, this time we’re focusing on the empty lot between the old Lerner Shop and 5 W Forsyth. We love the idea of working with deep, thin linear infill spaces because of the design challenges that type of site represents. This happens to be one of the few spots where this occurs downtown, so for this case study we’re going to show the infill project next to the previously revised Lerner Shop.
We have so much open space in downtown Jacksonville that it will take quite a long time before enough density is introduced to a point where anything old needs to be torn down to make room for the new. Of course this hasn’t been the case, whereas Jacksonville has lost many of its historic buildings over the years.
The existing site and surroundings: