Wednesday, August 31, 2011

100,000 lbs of rock looking small

Just one of many trucks adding to the 100,000 lbs of rock being used to secure the footing pouring at the most critical part of the building.

Monday, August 29, 2011

No buried treasures yet

Despite our subcontractor's best efforts by digging 5-6 foot deep holes everywhere on the property, we have not unearthed any treasure or historic artifact. The cooler stand in the middle is the elevator shaft, which goes 40 feet down now and will go 40 feet up when the building is complete.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The only time you want to see a grease trap

Before it's in operation!

What's the size of a Suburban and the weight of the lunar orbiter tapes found at an abandoned McDonalds?

Our new grease trap.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Outreach August 23

This morning principals from BSRG, DCOOP,& DWMeyers, split into three teams and made an effort to meet the entire ground floor retail community of Historic 5 Points. The outreach, organized by Keymer, was to let the neighborhood businesses know how to keep updated about the project and give a platform (this blog) for feedback, questions, and concerns.

We are committed to being great neighbors both during and after our construction project and feel and open dialogue with the community is helpful for all. On that note, you'll notice a new hotline number over on the right side bar. Simply call 904-701-4OAK with any questions, complaints, or even compliments!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pumping Concrete

BREAKING: Watching it being poured is more exciting than watching it dry.

Rebar River and a Starbucks Solid

Tomorrow, this trench and the remaining footers are going to be filled with 32 yards of concrete. That's enough concrete to fill Starbucks up 6 feet high...get your coffee early.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bird's eye view

Trenching for Safety

A quick interview from DW Meyers on the trench work happening at the site. Stay tuned for more videos about our project as well as exciting breaking news.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What a difference a day makes

The first significant improvements to the corner of Margaret and Oak can now be seen. At our urging, and in record time, JEA was on site Friday to remove the power poles and associated lines past Mossfire grill. Black Sheep Restaurant Group and DW Meyers spent the first part of the week prepping the area for this momentous occasion - a true public-private partnership. The results will allow the new tree canopy designed by D Coop to flourish when completed. The last concrete pole will be removed in the coming days.

Our version of the old bar top game -
Photo hunt - the Free "G" version

There are 4 minor changes and 1 really great one

Before -

After -