Tag: Shipyards

A.G. GancarskiJuly 22, 2016

On Thursday Kerri Stewart, chief of staff for Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, addressed the Jax Chamber North Council. Among the topics: Curry’s first year in office, the new budget and, inexorably, the pension tax referendum, which Stewart has been marketing around town along with Curry and members of the Jacksonville City Council. Stewart rattled off the mayoral priorities in the […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 23, 2016

On Monday, Jacksonville’s mayor’s budget review committee convened to discuss issues related to the budget. The major allocation of interest: $750,000 moved from a reserve line item to an operating line item within the Shipyards environmental cleanup project. This money will complete Florida Department of Environmental Protection assessment work and will also help with “remediation […]

Melissa RossJune 15, 2015

Could the iconic downtown Jacksonville Landing be torn down and a rebuild started from the ground up? That question will be on the table Tuesday night at a workshop on the Landing’s future sponsored by the city’s Downtown Investment Authority. “We are starting from scratch,” DIA board member Doris Goldstein says. Goldstein spoke during an […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 10, 2015

Way back in April, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan issued a provocative statement that some might consider an example of foreshadowing. “As someone who is committed to Jacksonville, as a citizen, businessperson and owner of the Jaguars, I am going to be active in the political process here,” Khan said in a statement. That wasn’t all he said, […]

Melissa RossApril 16, 2015

Downtown Investment Authority CEO Aundra Wallace denies that Shad Khan has the inside track on his proposal to develop Jacksonville’s vacant Shipyards property- even though 40% of the evaluation criteria is based on “respondents’ financial capacity.” “That is absolutely not the case,” says Wallace, who will evaluate proposals along with two other members of the DIA […]


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