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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #360 on: October 04, 2018, 01:47:22 PM »
Not sure what the implications are, but apparently the city is rezoning the entire Shipyards/Met Park/Lot J area as "central business district."

I don't understand that. The entire stadium district is already part of the central business district.
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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #361 on: October 04, 2018, 01:56:26 PM »
That area also recently become an Opportunity Zone, so now there's an avenue for the private sector to invest capital gains money and eventually cash out without being taxed on it.


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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #362 on: October 04, 2018, 02:25:41 PM »
Not sure what the implications are, but apparently the city is rezoning the entire Shipyards/Met Park/Lot J area as "central business district."

I don't understand that. The entire stadium district is already part of the central business district.

Not technically, in terms of zoning.

Per the city's GIS site, it looks like the area is mostly PUD (Planned Unit Development), PBF (Public Buildings and Facilities), and ROS (Recreation/Open Space).



Again, not technically sure what the implications are, but I heard that the city wants to rezone 100 acres in that vicinity.

Edit - Doing some quick Googling on zoning definitions, it sounds like PUD would be more restrictive than CBD in terms of density and uses. Somebody might be able to correct me, but I think PUD is primarily residential with density caps and limited mixed use primarily intended to complement the residential, while CBD eases those restrictions and allows full mixed use.
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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #363 on: October 04, 2018, 03:27:20 PM »
PUD is essentially a "one-off", which is a negotiation. PUDs really aren't ideal, and should be the exception in a city with a solid zoning coe.

I remember that some of the buildings like 11E and the Carling had to be PUDs because our zoning code at the time couldn't handle Mixed Use (maybe it does now)

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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #364 on: October 04, 2018, 04:14:43 PM »
Isn't Miami's CBD extremely large as well? I used to live down there and Miami's downtown covers the old urban core, Brickell, the northside of downtown (don't know the name), and some of those islands I think in Biscayne Bay. I would bet that Jax's CBD is the largest I would believe. I believe something is up and going on with shipyards, met park and lot "J." Something real big for them to rezone those areas.
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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #365 on: October 18, 2018, 08:26:27 PM »
With Wembley falling through, the Jags seem to be angling Lot J as an urgent necessity.

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/10/18/jaguars-lot-j-could-show-progress-in-late-2018.html

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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #366 on: October 18, 2018, 08:42:49 PM »
Actually, here's the full clip of Mark Lamping's press conference yesterday, courtesy Dave Cawton at the Daily Record.

Really interesting, informal conversation where Lamping talks about Wembley, Lot J, whether the Jags want a new stadium, etc.

https://twitter.com/Davidcawton/status/1052959382206595072?s=20

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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #367 on: October 18, 2018, 08:51:49 PM »
So,  can we ink in JEA to Lot J as a "sure thing" now?

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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #368 on: October 18, 2018, 09:08:32 PM »
^Like I mentioned in the other thread, if I was betting my life savings, I'd put every penny on Lot J.

Pre-Lot J plan from the Jaguars, JEA had every intention to build a new headquarters themselves in the CBD via land swap with the city.

Post Lot J announcement, that plan went out the window.

JEA's new timeline for selecting a headquarters site perfectly coincides with the Jaguars timeline for finalizing their economic development agreement with the city, and the new RFP that JEA put out completely abandons the long-held plan to build and own the headquarters themselves, instead requesting a long-term lease with options for up to 30 years.

Throw in the fact that the Jags CFO sits on the board at JEA, and I think it's pretty clear which way the wind is blowing here.

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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #369 on: October 18, 2018, 09:45:41 PM »
Well clearly having the Wimbly deal fall through is a huge setback for the Jags and Jax.  We were told multiple times that the Wimbly deal was the only thing keeping the Jags in Jax.
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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #370 on: October 19, 2018, 10:39:48 AM »
We were told multiple times that the Wimbly deal was the only thing keeping the Jags in Jax.

We were? Can you provide a single quote of this?

Now, what I heard (and was published by Khan two days ago) was that London was critically important to the Jaguars financial success in Jacksonville (and the Jaguars evidence to this fact is fairly strong). London isn't the same thing as buying Wembley.

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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #371 on: October 19, 2018, 11:58:48 AM »
We were told multiple times that the Wimbly deal was the only thing keeping the Jags in Jax.

We were? Can you provide a single quote of this?

Now, what I heard (and was published by Khan two days ago) was that London was critically important to the Jaguars financial success in Jacksonville (and the Jaguars evidence to this fact is fairly strong). London isn't the same thing as buying Wembley.

I think a lot people aren't quite getting that part of it.  We're still committed to playing at least one home game in London until 2020.  I posted this in a Jag group earlier and here's where I'm at with it:
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Even though Khan bailed on Wembley, I don't see this dying down anytime soon. Sorry about the long-ish read, but I'd like to throw my opinion out there to give you guys/gals something to think about.

The media is grasping for low-hanging fruit as always and to write a story that ties the Jags moving to London doesn't take any brain power at all. It's something most 11th graders can do.

Here, let me shed some light for you:

There are 2 stadiums in England right now.
There is a lot of interest in Germany - right now.
The only way to truly make it work overseas is to have multiple teams at home.
The NFL and the NFLPA don't go to the table until 2020.
The NFL wants to expand - not relocate.

If anyone wants a team in London, they would make exponentially more money by creating a startup rather than relocating. Assume an initial $1B to startup, and once they become part of the league in London - team value automatically jumps to ~$5B-7B.

What Khan is trying to do is get ahead of the curve and own one of the two stadiums. I truly think his ultimate goal would be just what you've read - base the Jags out of Jax and have a 2-game homestand in London.

That accomplishes 2 things: 1. If the numbers stay the same, he makes upwards of 30-35% of the yearly revenue on just 2 games. 2. By having fewer games here, the demand 'should' go up, therefore increasing the revenue made at home also.

And this is based on a 16 games season. I believe if we were to have another expansion of teams, then 18 games is absolutely on the table. And more games in 'his' stadium means more money for 'our' team.

If he can't keep the Jags there as the psuedo "Home" team, then he will lease it out to whomever plays there. Just like Kronke. Just like Mara.

IMO, best case, things stay the same, we have our home game overseas and play an 'away' there, too in Tottenham in back to back weeks. Worst case is that the team splits 5-5 and has a US schedule coupled with a Euro schedule. Either way, for no other reason than taxes (we're talking hundreds of millions per year between ownership and players and staff, etc...), Khan will keep the Jags in Jax for the foreseeable future.
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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #372 on: October 19, 2018, 01:31:20 PM »
We were told multiple times that the Wimbly deal was the only thing keeping the Jags in Jax.

We were? Can you provide a single quote of this?

Now, what I heard (and was published by Khan two days ago) was that London was critically important to the Jaguars financial success in Jacksonville (and the Jaguars evidence to this fact is fairly strong). London isn't the same thing as buying Wembley.

You are correct that literally no one was saying that Wembley was the only thing keeping the Jags here. However the idea that the Jags would not be "financially successful" if not for London is crap. All NFL teams print their own money at this point, and the city has always been willing to work with the team on the improvements they want.
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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #373 on: October 19, 2018, 02:41:24 PM »
Unfortunately the issue is not that Kahn is losing money by owning the Jags (he is not), it is that he wants his NFL franchise to be as profitable as possible.  He sees the revenue coming into these teams with new stadiums and larger markets and wants his franchise to be on pace.  That is not doable for him in Jax without the additional revenue the franchise sees from playing a game in London each year. 

The Wembly deal would have basically guaranteed at least one, probably more, Jag games in London for the foreseeable future.   Now that the deal fell through, we are only guaranteed I think three more home games in London (I think through 2020).  That does not mean that he cannot negotiate another deal with the NFL to extend our London games, but that is going to be more difficult this time around now that other franchises are seeing the financial benefit to playing games in London.

The recent comments from Lamping stressing the importance of the Lot J development now sounds more and more like an ultimatum to the city each time I hear it.  Obviously the Jags do not need lot J developed to be profitable, but they feel they need it to maximize their profitability. 

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Re: Jaguars State of the Franchise 2018
« Reply #374 on: October 19, 2018, 03:14:35 PM »
Unfortunately the issue is not that Kahn is losing money by owning the Jags (he is not), it is that he wants his NFL franchise to be as profitable as possible.  He sees the revenue coming into these teams with new stadiums and larger markets and wants his franchise to be on pace.  That is not doable for him in Jax without the additional revenue the franchise sees from playing a game in London each year. 

I don't buy that. London is a one-off opportunity. The Jags have been successful in seizing it, but if it never came up, the Jags would still be extremely profitable.

The Wembly deal would have basically guaranteed at least one, probably more, Jag games in London for the foreseeable future.   Now that the deal fell through, we are only guaranteed I think three more home games in London (I think through 2020).  That does not mean that he cannot negotiate another deal with the NFL to extend our London games, but that is going to be more difficult this time around now that other franchises are seeing the financial benefit to playing games in London.

The recent comments from Lamping stressing the importance of the Lot J development now sounds more and more like an ultimatum to the city each time I hear it.  Obviously the Jags do not need lot J developed to be profitable, but they feel they need it to maximize their profitability.

This would seem to be the case.
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