The Different Faces of the Jacksonville Shipyards

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For over 140 years, East Bay Street was home to one of the largest shipbuilding operations on the east coast. Since 1992, this site has become known as a field where revitalization dreams come to die a bitter death. Here's a brief look at the site's past, present and possible future.

The Shipyards - Iguana Investments Florida - 2015

No need to really explain this one. It's the current talk of the town. Announced in late February 2015, Shad Khan's Iguana Investments Florida's proposal would allow for 1 million square feet of office space, 100,000 square feet of retail, 662 residential units, 350 hotel rooms and 525 marina slips. In addition, the development would include mooring space for the USS Adams, a football-themed park and practice fields for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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