JACKSONVILLE SHIPYARDS RIVERFRONT CONVENTION CENTER & HOTEL
“We are ecstatic to take the first step in making this vision a reality, and believe that our vision for the Convention Center and Hotel will serve as the impetus to spur future development downtown.”
Our vision for the first phase development of the Jacksonville Shipyards includes the construction of a riverfront convention center and accompanying hotel. Created in partnership with the joint venture between Rimrock Devlin Development, the DeBartolo Development Company and Iguana Investments (a development entity created by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan). Iguana Investments was selected by the DIA in April 2017 as the master developer of Jacksonville's Shipyards, a 70-acre stretch of riverfront property south of TIAA Bank Field in downtown Jacksonville.
"Today's proposal represents the first step in delivering the vision we first shared three years ago for the rebirth of downtown Jacksonville," said Khan. "The Shipyards is the optimal and obvious site for a new Jacksonville convention center. First, you have the prime riverfront access and the sense of being a true destination that only the Shipyards can offer. Then, you have the synergies with the existing sports venues plus the anticipated mixed-use development planned for Lot J. We're doing big things in Jacksonville and this plan with DeBartolo and Rimrock is our boldest plan to date."
"Jacksonville is our home, and our goal has always been to be involved with, and contribute to, the transformation of downtown Jacksonville into a vibrant city core," said Micah Linton and Wallace Devlin of Rimrock Devlin Development. "We are ecstatic to take the first step in making this vision a reality, and believe that our vision for the Convention Center and Hotel will serve as the impetus to spur future development downtown."