Jacksonville, Fla. — The Cordish Cos. has been selected to co-develop a $2.5 billion mixed-use village surrounding EverBank Field, home of the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
The NFL franchise, in conjunction with Iguana Investments, a company controlled by Jaguars owner Shad Khan, will work with Cordish to develop the more than 4 million-square-foot project, located steps from the stadium, Daily’s Place amphitheater, Veterans Memorial Arena and the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle is designing the development, which will feature dining, entertainment, retail, office, hotels and residential units. A construction timeline was not disclosed. The Cordish Cos. has partnered with leading professional sports franchises and media companies including the St. Louis Cardinals, FOX Sports, Philadelphia Flyers, NBC Sports and the Texas Rangers. The Jacksonville project hinges on approval from environmental regulators, according to local media reports. The brownfield site slated for development was previously used by shipyards and tank farms, and would require a cleanup of petroleum-contaminated soil beneath the pavement.