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Locals react to new Landing renderings

by: Deanna Bettineschi Updated:

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - New renderings for the Jacksonville Landing have be revealed.
The renderings show what the Landing could one day look like, complete with housing, restaurants and an additional 69,000 square feet of public green space.
Action News took the pictures to locals at the Landing to see what they thought of them.
“I think they're beautiful,” said Paul Glaser, general manager of Fionn MacCool’s.

Glaser says the Landing is in need of an upgrade.
“Compared to what they are now, 25 years old, it’s really outdated. Those are beautiful,” said Glaser.
But the new Landing would cost $11.8 million of taxpayers’ money.

Some say the cost would pay itself off down the line, while others have some questions.
“It is a hefty price,” said Andrew Gebrehawariat.
“It would be great for business downtown. It’s going to pick up this whole area, more people will want to
come down here,” said Glaser.
The next step would be that the City Council would have to approve of the $11.8 million investment.
An economic development agreement with the city of Jacksonville is also required.

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