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.