Lot J

Now That Lot J Deal Is Dead, Here's What's Next

Jan 14, 2021
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Now that Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is “pulling the plug” on Lot J, team President Mark Lamping says Khan wants to advance his $535 million plan to redevelop Metropolitan Park and the Shipyards.

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District 9 Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis called for Mayor Lenny Curry to resign Thursday on WJCT News’ First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross.

“Lenny Curry and his administration is probably the most corrupt administration the city has ever seen,” Dennis said on air.

The Lot J bill fails to get the 13 vote majority needed to pass.
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A $245.3 million taxpayer funded incentive package for Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J development failed to get the support it needed from the Jacksonville City Council during Tuesday night’s meeting.

This rendering illustrates a view of the proposed Lot J project.
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Friday afternoon, “I’m not concerned,” about the $245.3 million cost the city will be assuming if City Council approves the Lot J entertainment and retail project proposal next week.

Council Committee Approves $245M Incentives Package For Lot J Project

Jan 8, 2021
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A City Council Committee of the Whole voted 15-4 to advance a $245.3 million taxpayer-backed incentives package for Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J entertainment and retail venue west of TIAA Bank Field.

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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.

Watchdog Group OurJax And NAACP Slam Lot J Development Deal

Dec 24, 2020
aerial view of parking lot packed with cars
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The watchdog group OurJax on Tuesday urged City Council to reject the proposed Lot J development, calling it a "rigged deal" that should be scrapped so negotiations can start over with the usual vetting for downtown developments that seek taxpayer subsidies.

map of Lot J plan, which includes space for a new parking lot, residential units, a Live! arena and hotel and retail space.
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Some members of the Jacksonville City Council say they’re feeling comfortable with the proposed Lot J deal following a couple public meetings over the past week, which included input from the council auditors and the development team of the Cordish Companies and Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Representatives from Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration and the Jaguars fielded more questions from City Council Tuesday on the proposed Lot J mixed-use development project. A council vote is expected in early January.

This rendering illustrates a portion of the proposed Lot J Live! entertainment complex.
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Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri has decided to temporarily stall Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $457 million Lot J development, despite pressure from the developer and Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration.

That comes after the city’s Downtown Investment Authority voted unanimously on Wednesday night to recommend that the City Council approve the deal — which includes more than $230 million in city investments — with some changes.

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As a proposed $457 million development next to TIAA Bank Field that includes more than $230 million in city investments goes before City Council Thursday, a new poll out the same day finds a majority of Jacksonville voters oppose it.

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The DIA board voted Wednesday night to recommend that the City Council approve Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J development with some recommended changes to the deal. The developer also agreed to some concessions." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">

This rendering illustrates a portion of the proposed Lot J Live! entertainment complex.
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Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority has released its final staff report on Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $450 Lot J development project, which recommends approval with certain conditions.

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Jacksonville at large City Councilman Matt Carlucci said Monday that the proposed Lot J development deal, future TIAA Bank Field upgrades and the Jaguars' stadium lease should be linked together.

DIA To Discuss, Vote On $450M Lot J Proposal Dec. 2

Nov 25, 2020
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The Downtown Investment Authority’s staff report on Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s $450 million Lot J proposal will be complete no later than Dec. 1, according to the agency.

City Council President Tommy Hazouri
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After a tense meeting Thursday night, Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri is coming under fire from some of his fellow councilmembers.

Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri
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Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri is blaming the administration of Mayor Lenny Curry for the setbacks and confusion that have surrounded Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $450 million Lot J project.

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Plans to move Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History (MOSH) to the Shipyards got a big boost Monday with a $5 million donation from Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his family.

Jacksonville City Council President Scott Wilson
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Jacksonville City Council committee meetings have been canceled through next week due to Councilman Scott Wilson’s COVID-19 diagnosis, and that means the timeline considering Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J project has been pushed back.

Jaguars Owner Wants To Build Four Seasons Hotel At Metropolitan Park

Nov 12, 2020
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Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping told the Downtown Investment Authority Strategic Implementation Committee on Nov. 12 that Jaguars owner Shad Khan plans to build and own a Four Seasons hotel at what is now Metropolitan Park in Downtown Jacksonville.

Rendering of the proposed redevelopment of Lot J and the nearby area.
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Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Carlucci is calling for an independent external review of the $450 million Lot J project proposed by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

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TaxSlayer and ESPN announced Friday the 76th annual Gator Bowl college football game will be played Saturday, January 2 at TIAA Bank Field.

A conceptual site plan of the proposed Lot J redevelopment.
City of Jacksonville

Dozens of Jacksonville residents spoke out Thursday night against Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $450 million Lot J project.

Mayor’s Budget Committee Approves $208M In City Debt Funding For Lot J

Oct 27, 2020
rendering of the development
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Mayor’s Budget Review Committee took a procedural motion Oct. 26 to advance $208.3 million city debt funding for Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J project.

Mayor Releases Lot J Financial Analysis Commissioned By Jacksonville Jaguars

Oct 23, 2020
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A financial impact analysis of the $445 million Lot J development commissioned by the Jacksonville Jaguars shows additional retail space and assumes $402.2 million in tax revenue over 30 years.

Lot J Development Financial Projections Still Being Calculated

Oct 21, 2020
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Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration said Oct. 20 it is waiting on analysis from the Jacksonville Jaguars and the city Finance and Administration Department before it can produce full financial projections for the public investment in the proposed $445 million Lot J development. 

Incomplete Parking Deal Holds Up Lot J Legislation

Oct 14, 2020
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A missing parking agreement caused City Council President Tommy Hazouri to pause introduction of legislation authorizing taxpayer funding for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ $445 million Lot J development.

Mayor Curry Wants Jacksonville To Borrow $208.3M For Lot J Development

Oct 13, 2020
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Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration wants City Council to authorize borrowing $208.3 million of the city’s $218 million proposed investment in the Jacksonville Jaguars Lot J project.

The KISMET is pictured along the Northbank in Downtown Jacksonville in May 2020.
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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is asking a cool $200 million for the 300-foot super yacht he bought in 2014.

City's Planned $65.5 Million Loan To Lot J Project Could Take 50 Years To Repay

Oct 7, 2020
This rendering illustrates a portion of the proposed Lot J Live! entertainment complex.
Jacksonville Jaguars / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The city’s proposed $218 million incentives package for the Jacksonville Jaguars and its project partners to develop Lot J includes a $65.5 million, interest-free loan that would be repaid after 50 years.

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