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Jacksonville by Neighborhood => The Burbs => Northside => Topic started by: thelakelander on September 30, 2020, 11:36:03 AM

Title: JaxPort interested in buying St. Johns River Power Park property from JEA
Post by: thelakelander on September 30, 2020, 11:36:03 AM
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JaxPort is interested in purchasing all or part of the land where JEA demolished the St. Johns River Power Park on the Northside, bringing a new dimension to JEA's quest for bringing "once-in-lifetime" development to about 1,200 acres.

The large tract of land off New Berlin Road is near the Blount Island terminal owned by JaxPort on the St. Johns River, so the location could mesh with the expansion of JaxPort's cargo shipping operations.

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/local/2020/09/30/jaxport-interested-buying-st-johns-river-power-park-land-jea/3494213001/
Title: Re: JaxPort interested in buying St. Johns River Power Park property from JEA
Post by: marcuscnelson on September 30, 2020, 12:30:55 PM
Nate Monroe made some good tweets on this.
https://twitter.com/NateMonroeTU/status/1311307168591818753

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If JaxPort wants this land, there should, at minimum, be no "friends and family discount." Since it can afford the wasteful dredging project, it should also be able to afford purchasing that land at market cost so JEA and its ratepayers aren't shortchanged.

Contrary to the past year and a half or so of spin, JEA's primary purpose is to provide affordable utility services within Northeast Florida - not to serve as a revenue spigot and honeypot for City Hall and its independent agencies.
Title: Re: JaxPort interested in buying St. Johns River Power Park property from JEA
Post by: acme54321 on September 30, 2020, 12:45:37 PM
I wonder if this is play to ensure and improve rail access to Blount Island?  I believe the line out there now is on an easement through JEA property.  That site is pretty segregated geographically from the rest of the JaxPort properties in that area by a lot of marshland.
Title: Re: JaxPort interested in buying St. Johns River Power Park property from JEA
Post by: Ken_FSU on September 30, 2020, 06:21:42 PM
Logistical question from a guy who knows nothing about power plants.

The Daily Record mentioned that, before being closed, the plant was going through 4.5 MILLION TONS of coal a year.

That’s 25 million pounds of coal a day.

Where was that much coal coming from each day? By train? By truck? That’s a ton of coal to move each day.
Title: Re: JaxPort interested in buying St. Johns River Power Park property from JEA
Post by: thelakelander on September 30, 2020, 06:40:04 PM
It came by rail.
Title: Re: JaxPort interested in buying St. Johns River Power Park property from JEA
Post by: jaxlongtimer on September 30, 2020, 08:13:21 PM
It came by rail.

They also have a coal conveyor system over Heckscher Drive down to the a docks so it appears they also could receive coal by ship.

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/local/2020/08/30/jea-wants-redevelop-st-johns-river-power-park-site-jacksonville/5650179002/ (https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/local/2020/08/30/jea-wants-redevelop-st-johns-river-power-park-site-jacksonville/5650179002/)

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