President Mark Lamping discussed the team’s contribution to the community’s economic and cultural development, new projects that are expected to boost the Downtown area and his outlook for the near term.
With some help from the Jaguars, Jacksonville is about to create more jobs for those seeking work in the coming weeks and months. That’s thanks in part to the team’s latest projects — the Sports Performance Center and the Shipyards.
Congratulations to the Jaguars and the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) for coming to terms on the Four Seasons Hotel. Jaguars’ owner Shad Khan is the most influential player in downtown’s future and teaming up with him is good for Jacksonville.
That project will include a five-star hotel with at least 170 rooms; at least 23 Class A condominium units; at least 9,500 square feet of meeting space and at least 37,000 square feet devoted to restaurants and bar space.
On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously approved Shad Khan’s plans to develop the shipyards. Then on Thursday, The Downtown Development Review Board approved the design of the Jags’ Sports Performance Center.