8/1/19: Lot J Development; Refugee Crisis; Rethreaded; Monster Jam; Taste of the Weekend
The City of Jacksonville says it has reached a deal to develop Lot J, the parking lot next to TIAA Bank Field.
The deal between the City and Jacksonville I-C Parcel One Holding Company, LLC, a joint venture between Gecko Investments, LLC (an affiliate of the Jacksonville Jaguars) and The Cordish Companies includes $233.3 million in city incentives.
Mike Mendenhall of the Jax Daily Record joined us for a closer look.
Rise for Refuge
On Saturday, local activists will take, part in Rise for Refuge, a national day of action, with the goal of encouraging citizens to contact their legislators and encourage them to do everything in their power to return refugee resettlement to historic norms.
Mary Strickland, President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida; Basma Alawee, Florida refugee organizer with the Florida Immigrant Coalition; and Lauren Weedon Hopkins, Regional Director of Catholic Charities, Jacksonville Regional Office, joined us with more information.
Taste of the Weekend
Damien Lamar, a Member of the Friends of Hemming Park Team and the Host of Taste Test Radio on WJCT 89.9 FM, gave us a “Taste of the Weekend” here on the First Coast. In addition to Monster Jam, his picks included:
- Luke Bryan at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
- The 6th annual Fly Socks and Tees - Theme: United We Stand
- BrewBox Foods Launch at Hyperion