Setting the Course
For over a century, the Jacksonville Shipyards bustled with activity. They were the sites where our region’s most valuable resource — its people — transformed raw materials into remarkable vessels that carried our economy forward.
This was a reality just 30 years ago. Today, though, the Shipyards stand empty. The warehouses and workshops are long gone.
This land and riverfront have seen better days. But their best days are still ahead.
Where some see vacant properties, we see proving grounds. The right resources are in place to make the Shipyards the first of many first downs for the Northbank in the years to come.
Building a vibrant Downtown
The Jacksonville Shipyards, including a restored Met Park, will deliver a Downtown experience that blends urban design with waterfront entertainment.
A modernized marina, a landmark five-star hotel and residences, a six-story office building and a world-class orthopedic center will create hundreds of new jobs, generate vital tourism revenue and spark additional opportunities for emerging local businesses.
With an influx of restaurants, hotels, entertainment and parks to complement existing establishments, a buzzing Downtown could become the true heart and soul of Jacksonville.
What are the projected steps for the project?
Phase 2 will involve construction of an orthopedic center of excellence and additional residential units.
Mapping Our Momentum
Charting Our Path
1st DownTown in the news
Revitalizing Downtown isn’t about a single project or a single development – but it is our desire that the Shipyards – and our surrounding community investments – will be a catalyst for future growth in and around our urban district.
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Nov 02, 2021
Congratulations to the Jaguars and the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) for coming to terms on…
Oct 21, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record
Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping says the team and the city’s alignment on Downtown development…