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City Lawmakers 'Encouraged' By Shipyards Proposal

rendering of the development
Jax Daily Record
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Plans for the Shipyards include an office tower and marina.

Before Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s Downtown development team brings his $441 million Shipyards and football performance center development to City Council this year, two key lawmakers say they are optimistic about the deal.  

Council members Randy DeFoor and Matt Carlucci voted against a $245.3 million public incentives package in January for Khan’s proposed Lot J mixed-use entertainment complex, but both said they are encouraged that the Shipyards deal appears more transparent and will be vetted by the Downtown Investment Authority and Downtown Development Review Board.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner the Jax Daily Record.