Piers at future site of Shipyards West Park need to be replaced, could cost up to $30M in current design
The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) met on Thursday to talk about how much more money could be needed for projects on both the Northbank and the Southbank, including the area known as the Shipyards and the former home of the Jacksonville Landing, now called Riverfront Plaza.
Increased costs bring more proposed changes for Shipyards project
Some work is underway on the Shipyards project, which involves a new hotel and office building on Jacksonville’s Northbank, but costs have gone up, and all indications are the deal that the Jaguars have with the city is about to change again.
Shipyards plan passes more hurdles as city council prepares for final vote
Jacksonville is one step closer to getting a $400 million riverfront development called the Shipyards. The bill to allow it, and subsidize it with more than $100 million in tax dollars, passed another city council committee Monday.
Another Shad Khan downtown Jacksonville development proposal hits a roadblock
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Another development proposal by Jaguars owner Shad Khan has hit a complication. Khan wants to replace Metropolitan Park with a hotel and mixed-use property and proposed the Shipyards property as a replacement for the park. But all hope for the mixed-use development is not lost. Under the current proposal, Khan would build a Four Seasons hotel and a mixed-use development, which would include a destination site medical facility, where the park sits along the Northbank. RELATED: Khan envisions Four Seasons for Jacksonville’s Metro Park siteHe would be the sole developer, according to Jaguars President Mark Lamping.
USS Orleck Naval Museum welcome center gets preliminary OK
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Downtown Development Review Board has approved plans to build a temporary welcome center and office space for USS Orleck DD-886 Naval Museum proposed for the city-owned Shipyards property, Jacksonville Daily Record reports. The board voted 8-0 on Thursday to approve a 90-by-50-foot modular building off Pier 1 for the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association’s warship museum. The vote came after the board added a condition that the nonprofit return to DDRB in three years to extend approval for a temporary building or submit designs for a permanent center. Naval Ship Association plans to tow the USS Orleck from Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Jacksonville. After regulatory approval, the Naval Ship Association has several steps to take before it can tow the USS Orleck from Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Jacksonville.
Jaguars owner Khan gives MOSH $5 million gift as it looks to new location
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his family are giving a $5 million gift to the Museum of Science and History as it prepares to build a new facility in the area. MOSH announced on Oct. 15 that it was planning to move its location from the Southbank Riverwalk and build a new museum at the Shipyards. The museum started the MOSH Genesis capital campaign last year in hopes of raising $20 million in support. The museum initially planned to expand, announcing in March 2019 that its MOSH 2.0 vision would take it from 77,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet in its current location. 66 by Forbes with a net worth of $7.8 billion, but he is investing heavily in a new-look downtown area.
MOSH announces plans for new museum at Shipyards property
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) announced plans to build a new museum at the Shipyards property on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville, a release said. The new facility would replace current plans to renovate and expand the Museum’s existing building. “The presentation of a new site option at the Shipyards property provides an exciting opportunity to reconsider how we will serve Northeast Florida’s citizens and visitors in the years ahead.”Museum leaders anticipate pre-construction activity could begin in 2021. Construction costs for the new museum will be paid with funds from the MOSH 2.0 capital campaign. “The next iteration of MOSH will serve as a transformative center for science, innovation and humanities in Downtown," Jill Davis, Chair of the MOSH 2.0 campaign cabinet, said.
Plans to redevelop Jacksonville Shipyards appear to be sinking again
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Plans to redevelop the Shipyards appear to be sinking again. There were plans to build a luxury hotel on the Shipyards site, along with other developments, and tie it into Lot J and Metro Park. Iguana Investments provided this statement on Wednesday:“Since the original Shipyards proposal was submitted and approved, the plans for Lot J came online. As a result, some of the development originally planned for the western portion of the Shipyards were incorporated into the current Lot J plans. That western portion is no longer part of the Shipyards plan, so this news from DIA is simply part of the process.
New renderings, details for Lot J and Shipyards development unveiled
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Renderings of the first two phases of development of Lot J near TIAA Bank Stadium, the Shipyards and a previously unannounced residential expansion north of Lot J was laid out in a presentation this week to the Meninak Club of Jacksonville, according to a report from News4Jax news partner the Jacksonville Daily Record. The $450 million to $500 million Phase I of Lot J is made up of the Live! Arena entertainment venue, a 200-unit boutique hotel and 700 residential units, the Daily Record reported. Phase II is west of Lot J at what is a retention pond at North Georgia Street and Gator Bowl Boulevard. Smith told the Daily Record that crews could begin environmental remediation at Lot J by summer, but he doesn’t expect vertical construction until June 2021.