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Jags President: Hart Ramps Demolition Will Result In More Robust Development

The Jaguars have big plans for what will soon be TIAA Bank Field, and the sports complex.  Also, the NFL Draft is this week.

Jaguars president Mark Lamping says he’s confident about the team’s hopes for this season and the expansion plans being made around the stadium.

Lamping says the $2 billion dollar investment planned for the area around EverBank Field - which is being  renamed TIAA Bank Field - will pay off.  

Related: Listen to entire interview with Lamping on First Coast Connect

Ambitious plans for a mixed-use development with nightlife, residential units and more will begin with work on Lot J next to the stadium.

Two big challenges involve environmental remediation on that site, and plans to bring down the overhead ramps coming off the Hart Bridge. Lamping says resolving those will take time, but:

“If the lanes come down, you have put the city in a position to help build a more robust development along the banks of the St. Johns River.”

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Rendering of the proposed development around the sports complex.

A Baltimore firm, Cordish Companies, has been tapped to develop the sports complex.

They’ve done similar projects built around sports stadiums in their own city of Baltimore, along with other locales like St. Louis and Kansas City.