Jacksonville Jaguars holding 14 public meetings to answer questions on downtown development plans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have new plans to develop downtown Jacksonville and the team has planned meetings to keep Northeast Florida neighbors informed of those plans.

On Thursday, June 3, team president Mark Lamping and owner Shad Khan revealed those plans, including a Four Seasons hotel, a football performance center and eventually, a renovated stadium.

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Lamping said that day that the team has learned from the failed Lot J project, saying that “we could have done a better job of getting involved in the narrative,” when trying to get Lot J off the ground.

The team shared the meeting information with elected officials, including Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Carlucci, who shared the information on Twitter and praised the new plan as “transparent and upfront.”

Here is the information from the team sent to elected officials, including meeting times and locations:

“In an attempt to provide as much information as possible on the recently announced projects by the Jacksonville Jaguars, we are setting community meetings in multiple parts of town. We will do a presentation on the Shipyard proposal, as well as the first phase of the “stadium of the future.” There will be staff members of the Jaguars available to answer questions. We hope you will be able to attend one or more of these meetings. We certainly encourage you to invite your constituents. Below is a listing of the meetings scheduled for the next couple of weeks. The huddles will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.”

Tuesday, June 15, Arlington: Regency Square Branch Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd., Jacksonville 32225

Wednesday, June 16, Nassau County: Fernandina Beach Branch Library, 25 N. 4th St., Fernandina Beach, 32034

Wednesday, June 16, San Marco: Lakewood United Methodist Church, 6133 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32217

Thursday, June 17, Town Center: Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, 32256

Thursday, June 17, Southside: Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 32246

Thursday, June 17, Clay County: Lake Asbury Community Association Building/Community Center, 282 Branscomb Road, Lake Asbury, 32043

Monday, June 21, Jax Beaches: Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach, 32266

Monday, June 21, Whitehouse: West Branch Library, 1425 Chaffee Road South, Jacksonville, 32221

Monday, June 21, Riverside: Willow Branch Public Library, 2875 Park Street, Jacksonville, 32205

Tuesday, June 22, Mandarin: South Mandarin Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32223

Tuesday, June 22, St. Johns: Bartram Trail Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd., Fruit Cove, 32259

Tuesday, June 22, Northside: Bradham and Brooks Branch Library, 1755 Edgewood Avenue West, Jacksonville, 32208

Wednesday, June 23, Westside: Charles Webb Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville, 32210

Thursday, June 24, Downtown: TIAA Bank Field - Upper East Club, 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, Jacksonville, 32202

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