ByDavid Bauerlein - The Florida Times-Union•Sep 8, 2020
When bulldozers knocked down the Jacksonville Landing, the nearby on-ramp to the Main Street bridge gave motorists, joggers, walkers and cyclists an up-close view of the demolition as they passed by it on daily commutes and workouts.
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The deadline for short-term leaseholders to vacate The Jacksonville Landing was at 5 p.m. Friday, but in the waning hours tenant were weighing a new offer from the city in lieu of relocation assistance.
Hours after the city took control of The Jacksonville Landing on Wednesday, tenants of the struggling 1980s era landmark were given 30-day notices to vacate, fast-tracking Mayor Lenny Curry’s plan to demolish and redevelop the property.
Story update: Wednesday the city completed its transaction to buy The Jacksonville Landing from owner Toney Sleiman's company, according to Nikki Kimbleton, the Director of Public Affairs for Mayor Lenny Curry.
ByDavid Baulerlein - The Florida Times-Union•Apr 18, 2019
City Council member-elect Matt Carlucci is making a pitch for the city to use a charrette-style workshop for residents to brainstorm ideas about the future use of the Jacksonville Landing, saying interest is high in what comes next and there should be upfront buy-in from the public.
Jacksonville City Council members approved legislation Tuesday night giving the city full possession of The Jacksonville Landing, ending a two-year legal fight over the future of the Downtown riverfront marketplace and setting it up for potential demolition.
ByDavid Bauerlein - The Florida Times-Union•Mar 19, 2019
A $15 million city buyout of The Jacksonville Landing’s owner cleared its first stop Monday at City Council in a 6-1 vote for an agreement that supporters say gives the city a chance to retake control of the riverfront land and replace the Landing with a new kind of development for the next generation.
Jacksonville Landing owner Toney Sleiman and Mayor Lenny Curry both flashed thumbs-up on Wednesday, announcing they’ve reach an agreement after years of butting heads that could result in demolishing part or all of the Jacksonville Landing.