$1.074M contract recommended for demolition of the Landing

Mayor Lenny Curry must give final approval

Mayor Lenny Curry must give final approval.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A $1.074 million bid to tear down The Jacksonville Landing was unanimously recommended Thursday and is headed to Mayor Lenny Curry's desk for final approval.

D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. Inc. was awarded the contract and will be paid over $1 million to do the job. It was one of seven companies that filed bids to tear down the riverfront mall.

Only one business remains at the Landing. The city reached a lease termination deal with BBVA, which was the last business it needed to close before the demolition begins.

It's unclear exactly when demolition will begin. A statement from a city spokesperson reads:

The contractor and our experts at public works will sit and map out the timeline and process based in the scope of the proposal they were awarded. Compass vacates on October 28th.  Our best projection at this point is that it will be demolished by end of the year.

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