Future of Shipyards still uncertain

Shad Khan plans other upgrades first


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than a year after the extent of the contamination of the Shipyards property was revealed, the city of Jacksonville is waiting on the state Department of Environmental Protection for a recommendation on how to proceed with a cleanup.

The extent of contamination is so bad, Jaguars owner Shad Khan asked the city for $35 million to clean it up before he could proceed with his ambitious development plan.

This contamination effectively put the project on hold.

City officials have only been able to allocate $12 million to this point. 

The money has been put on hold in a bank account as part of the settlement agreement from the former developers.

In January, Khan unveiled a plan to upgrade EverBank Field that included a new amphitheater, which further cast doubt on the Shipyards proposal.

News4Jax will update you when the DEP gives its report to the city.

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