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Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« on: February 17, 2015, 01:10:01 PM »
Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed



Shahid Khan's plans for the Jacksonville Shipyards have been released. Here are several renderings of the ambitious proposal.

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 01:14:07 PM »
Wow. Even though I am in the middle of actively pursuing leaving this sometimes craphole town, this is giving me pause.

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2015, 01:18:48 PM »
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS REVEAL BIG PLANS FOR FLORIDA’S FIRST NAVAL WARSHIP MUSEUM

February 17, 2015 – Jacksonville, FL –The Jacksonville Jaguars’ release of its plans to revitalize the North Florida Shipyards in downtown Jacksonville includes hosting Florida’s first naval warship museum. Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) Executive Director Joe Snowberger said he is thrilled with the monumental announcement by the local National Football League franchise and its owner, Shad Khan.

“Shad Khan and the entire Jacksonville Jaguars organization have, once again, demonstrated their enormous commitment to the people of Jacksonville and the military community that is so deeply interwoven into our businesses, organizations, and neighborhoods. We are deeply honored that Mr. Khan’s unprecedented vision to revitalize downtown Jacksonville includes the USS Adams Museum as one of the attractions of this world-class project.”

Snowberger added that the inclusion of Florida’s first naval warship museum in the organization’s plans for the development of the Shipyards was first discussed last summer. Today’s statement by Populous Senior Architect and Principal Ben Stindt solidified that promise when Stindt displayed a rendering of the Shipyards project featuring the USS Adams, adding that, “The USS Adams will find a permanent home at the Shipyards…”

Daniel Bean, President of the JHNSA said he expects even more community members will step forward to donate funds and volunteer to assist with the project. Barring any unforeseen hurdles, the warship should arrive on or about June 1, 2015 and could be ready for public tours as early as Veterans’ Day later this year. According to Bean, the USS Adams Museum will provide a top-notch entertainment and educational experience for visitors and will attract tourism dollars to downtown Jacksonville. Bean also confirmed that the JHNSA is ready now to invest the 1.5 million dollars it will take to begin restoration work on the ship.

“Today, thanks to this extraordinary show of support by our Jacksonville Jaguars, we are ready to reach out to those specialists who we know are available on the First Coast to begin the first phase of restoration work on this last surviving USS Adams class warship. There are national companies capable of handling this prestigious project, but we want to award this 1.5 million dollar contract to a local company that we know employs local experts; the welders, the iron workers, and others, who call Northeast Florida home.”   
Once in operation, the USS Adams Museum will serve as a self-sustaining salute to honor America’s military veterans, inspire and educate the youth of Jacksonville, and draw tens of thousands of visitors to the downtown area each year.   
For more information or to donate to the project please visit www.ussadams.com.
Source: www.ussadams.com
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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2015, 01:28:27 PM »
If you pay close attention to the opening of the video, or look at the slides you can see that Berkman 2 not only missing but actually replaced by an entirely new structure. I wonder if this just for concept purposes only or is it something actually planned by Khan.

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 01:44:14 PM »
If you pay close attention to the opening of the video, or look at the slides you can see that Berkman 2 not only missing but actually replaced by an entirely new structure. I wonder if this just for concept purposes only or is it something actually planned by Khan.

The marina is also gone.

This plan looks something serious.  That's a whole lot going on if it actually gets built.

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2015, 01:45:25 PM »
Wow. Even though I am in the middle of actively pursuing leaving this sometimes craphole town, this is giving me pause.

Nah, with that attitude, you can leave, since the grass is always greener :P


A few things about the video:
1) Too many palm trees! This ain't south florida!
2) Awesome awesome awesome use of the river! Really capitalizing on what we have that makes us unique. Love the walkway!
3) Where's the skyway connectivity? Still "under study?"

What are the chances of even 10% of this happening? It seems like there's plans for the SJTC announced, and within 6 months the doors are open. Downtown projects get announced, and never heard from again.
Jags season ticket holder.

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2015, 01:51:54 PM »
Sure you know the reason for the difference between town center and downtown. 

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2015, 01:55:52 PM »
Wow. Even though I am in the middle of actively pursuing leaving this sometimes craphole town, this is giving me pause.

Nah, with that attitude, you can leave, since the grass is always greener :P


A few things about the video:
1) Too many palm trees! This ain't south florida!
2) Awesome awesome awesome use of the river! Really capitalizing on what we have that makes us unique. Love the walkway!
3) Where's the skyway connectivity? Still "under study?"

What are the chances of even 10% of this happening? It seems like there's plans for the SJTC announced, and within 6 months the doors are open. Downtown projects get announced, and never heard from again.

Agreed; while this was one of the most impressive presentations for the use of this site, it's hard to get excited when for the past however many years, that's all we've had to go by.  Skyway connectivity and even a trolly/tram service within would be great as well...  Here's hoping that this one comes into fruition!!

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2015, 01:58:43 PM »
Wow. Even though I am in the middle of actively pursuing leaving this sometimes craphole town, this is giving me pause.

Nah, with that attitude, you can leave, since the grass is always greener :P


A few things about the video:
1) Too many palm trees! This ain't south florida!
2) Awesome awesome awesome use of the river! Really capitalizing on what we have that makes us unique. Love the walkway!
3) Where's the skyway connectivity? Still "under study?"

What are the chances of even 10% of this happening? It seems like there's plans for the SJTC announced, and within 6 months the doors are open. Downtown projects get announced, and never heard from again.

Agreed; while this was one of the most impressive presentations for the use of this site, it's hard to get excited when for the past however many years, that's all we've had to go by.  Skyway connectivity and even a trolly/tram service within would be great as well...  Here's hoping that this one comes into fruition!!

At least this one is being proposed by a real person with real money with actual ties to the city.

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2015, 02:07:10 PM »
Anyone have more info on the inclusion of Hogan's Creek Greenway?

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2015, 02:16:29 PM »
Beautiful imagery, but nothing more than an exercise in graphic design until there's financial data.  Anything done on financial feasibility?  City commitment, ownership consortium commitment, bank debt commitments?  Hard to get very excited about this without a discussion on numbers and timelines, especially in light of past failures on this property.  Oh well, I suppose the media buzz about downtown's potential is probably worth something down the road.

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2015, 02:18:55 PM »
Beautiful imagery, but nothing more than an exercise in graphic design until there's financial data.  Anything done on financial feasibility?  City commitment, ownership consortium commitment, bank debt commitments?  Hard to get very excited about this without a discussion on numbers and timelines, especially in light of past failures on this property.  Oh well, I suppose the media buzz about downtown's potential is probably worth something down the road.

Supposedly more of the financials to be discussed when it is presented to DIA next week.

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2015, 02:23:15 PM »
When the concept of the scoreboards and pool cabanas were first introduced by Khan, were they also attached with an initial price tag / implementation strategy? Either way, I would have a hard time believing Khan would waste his time and energy on a project of this magnitude if he didn't think it was completely possible and rational. This is the coolest idea I've ever seen for Jacksonville and we are so fortunate to have someone like Khan wanting to invest so much into our city.

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2015, 02:28:41 PM »
It would be interesting to compare Khan's Shipyards proposal with that of Jeff Vinik's for the Channelside area in Tampa

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Re: Khan's Jacksonville Shipyards Plans Revealed
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2015, 02:33:51 PM »
Any city financing requirements for Healthy Town?  Has that project gotten to that point yet?  Presentation looks great.  Time will tell if there's enough of a residential market for that location without doing something with the Jailhouse complex.