Author Topic: City will seek Proposals for Shipyards + Met Park Combined Development  (Read 29802 times)

jaxjaguar

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Didn't Khan/Lamping say they would front the money to get this started and allow the city to pay them back?

RattlerGator

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To be honest, I can't blame the State if nothing materializes within the next year.  It's not like $50 million will pop out of thin air to tear down a structurally sound structure just because Curry and Khan want so.  If this is Jax's top priority, we ought to treat it like one.

Some other communities have advanced projects by taking the money already allocated to other area projects. We could look at killing or delaying another Jax area road project, thus freeing up its allocated money to go towards the Hart Bridge priority.

Ennis, isn't the first step in treating it as *the* top priority officially designating it as such?

Why are we being dense about this Hart Bridge project?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-19/trump-budget-said-to-include-200-billion-for-infrastructure

Do you honestly think Shad Khan isn't on top of this? Hasn't had discussions with the Mayor about this? The Governor? Hell, the freaking President !?!

Wake the hell up, please.

It's actually okay, you know, to contemplate this happening. Isn't that part of what happens on a site interested in the development of the urban core? Can't the ideas the President is obviously espousing be objectively considered from the vantage point of how they could seriously help Jacksonville? Given that, you know, they already have!?!

It's precisely because we have a billionaire NFL owner interested in the development of our downtown, especially a sports and entertainment district that he has played a major part in revitalizng, that the President's Public-Private initiative is so intriguing.

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There is not need to keep delaying the process. Let Shad  develop the whole area. He has the money and a personal interest is seeing it succeed. Anyone else is just going to take what ever money they can get out of the state and city and then run. Burkman Plaza II is a perfect example.

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My information on the phasing situation came from Councilwoman Boyer, so take it for what it's worth.  I personally believe she's as credible as anyone in Jax.  Also, Rattlergator, you must love bathing in kool aid.  Nothing Trump does is going to result in $50 million to tear down the Hart Bridge ramp overnight.  Be careful, too much sugar leads to diabetes.
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Adam White

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Do you honestly think Shad Khan isn't on top of this? Hasn't had discussions with the Mayor about this? The Governor? Hell, the freaking President !?!

Wake the hell up, please.


RG, do you have any evidence that a) Shahid Khan met with Donald Trump and b) he discussed this project when he did? Because if you don't, you're in no position to tell other people to "wake the hell up". You're speculating as much as anyone else - more, actually.

I know you love The Donald and Shahid Khan, but creating a conspiracy out of whole cloth is a bit over the top.
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FlaBoy

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Is there a phased way to do this so we don't have to get $50 million in one single session for FDOT? Like, could the rebuild of the ramp onto the Bridge and the demolition up to Intuition there be Phase 1 and the entrance ramp to the remainder the previous expressway that they desire to turn into a park be Phase 2?

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What is the status of the mobility fee in all of this?