Shipyards soil samples taken
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In the first visible step toward the possible development of the so-called shipyards property along the riverfront between downtown and Metropolitan Park, crews have begun taking soil samples.
Last month, Shad Khan unveiled his vision for the Shipyards, a 48-acre project that would include multifamily housing, commercial space, a hotel, restaurants and bars, multilevel community fields, an amphitheater and public parks, a boardwalk and docking space for a USS Adams naval museum.
A company called Transamerican Testing and Drilling began taking soil samples on the property Wednesday, testing for contaminants in the soil or groundwater from the the property's previous life hosting a shipbuilding facility.
There was no word on whether the company was hired by the city or Khan's company, Iguana Investment's Florida.
Copyright 2015 by News4Jax.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.