Jaguars 1st Downtown Jacksonville Plan; Duval Dems; Hurricane Insurance; WGW
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be holding town hall-style meetings called Community Huddles to promote their new plan for the Shipyards and sports complex area of Jacksonville, which is dubbed 1st Downtown Jacksonville.
The 1st Downtown Jacksonville plan comes after the Jaguars' failed bid to secure taxpayer incentives for the now-defunct Lot J entertainment complex plan. The team's new plan for Downtown includes a Four Seasons Hotel and a new football sports performance complex. The new development wold cost an estimated $441 million, with Jaguars owner Shad Khan saying he would split the cost with the city.
Jaguars President Mark Lamping called in to discuss the new plan.
The chair of the Duval County Democratic Party says he’s looking forward. Daniel Henry survived a recent attempt to remove him from his post, and says he’s focused on winning the midterms for North Florida and registering new voters in a region whose demographics are changing.
Henry joined us to discuss all this.
The 2021 hurricane season is upon us, and some homeowners have the threat of their insurance policies being dropped looming overhead. The start of this hurricane season saw almost 50,000 homeowners being dropped from their insurance policies, leaving them scrambling to find insurance.
Girl Scout Camp Returns
After a summer away, the Girl Scouts summer camp has returned. The camp season kicks off on June 13, and runs until the end of July.
What’s Good Wednesday
This week, we highlighted:
- The First Horizon Foundation has pledged $10,000 to Groundwork Jacksonville to help finance the Emerald Trail.
- The Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School swept at the SeaPerch International Underwater Robotics Competition.
- The Colonial Oak Music Park is hosting live events again. The venue will be hosting everything from folk music to improv comedy.
- Daughters Flower Shop in Five Points is raising money for JASMYN with their Rainbow Forever arrangements and wrapped bouquets.
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