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Council Members: Lot J Can Be A ‘Game Changer’

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A group of African-American community and faith leaders shared their support for the Lot J development project in a news conference Wednesday morning outside City Hall.

The development outside TIAA Bank Field has been a political lightning rod as the City Council has debated the future of the multi-million dollar project.

“There have been so many negative things said about Lot J, but this is a game-changer for Jacksonville,” City Councilman Reggie Gaffney said.

Still, in the past couple of weeks, the local NAACP chapter has joined other council members in criticizing the project, claiming it only enriches billionaires and team owners and only creates minimum wage jobs.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner News4Jax.

Originally from Washington state, Johnson moved to Jacksonville in late 2002 to work for WJXT.