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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s latest vision for the Downtown Northbank is a $2.5 billion, multiphase project that pushes development away from the Shipyards and into the parking lots surrounding TIAA Bank Field.
Khan and Jaguars President Mark Lamping presented their latest renderings and development plans Thursday during the team’s sixth annual State of the Franchise presentation.
“I think this is absolutely paramount for the Jaguars to be stable in this area,” Khan said. “The city has to grow and we have to have energy around the stadium and in the stadium.”
Baltimore-based The Cordish Cos. is leading the efforts, which include at least two high-rise office buildings, a hotel and concert venue for what is now the parking lots, including Lot J, on the west side of the stadium next to the Daily’s Place amphitheater.
To replace the surface parking, Cordish proposes a 3,000-space parking garage to be developed over the retention pond.
According to Lamping, the development eventually could comprise 4.25 million square feet of space for dining, residential, office, hotel, entertainment and recreation uses.
New York-based international architectural firm Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP developed the master development plan.
In June, Cordish led Khan, Lamping, Mayor Lenny Curry and members of his leadership team on a three-city tour of the company’s sports and entertainment projects in St. Louis, Kansas City and Baltimore. Lamping called those projects inspiring.