Jaguar appoints development team for shipyard development | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record


On May 6, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced the development team for their estimated $321 million Downtown Shipyards project, anchored by the Four Seasons Hotel Jacksonville.

The Jaguars and its development arm, Iguana Investments Florida LLC, have appointed Orlando-based PCL Construction as the project’s construction manager.

Drew Frick

“With today’s announcement of PCL joining our roster of development partners, Jaguars and Iguana Investments mark an important milestone in the Shipyards project,” said Drew Frick, senior vice president of Jaguars, real estate and development, in a press release.

“With a full team now in place, we have gone completely from concept to execution. The partners we have brought together are world renowned and have extensive experience. Our north shore is in good hands.

The Jaguars said the project, planned at the former Kids Kampus site south of TIAA Bank Field along the St. Johns River, is expected to start later this year.

PCL Construction’s portfolio includes more than $8 billion in hotel construction and it has built several Four Seasons properties, according to the release.

They include Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, the Four Seasons Resort Whistler in Colorado, and the Four Seasons hotels in Lanai and Ko Olina, Hawaii.

Rick Goldman

In Florida, his projects include the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, the Ritz-Carlton Naples, the JW Marriott Bonnet Creek in Orlando near Disney World, the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Petersburg, the Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green and the JW Marriott Marco Island.

“PCL is proud to be part of Jacksonville’s first five-star hotel and to build success with our Jaguars partners, their guests and the entire Jacksonville community,” said Rick Goldman, vice president and district manager of PCL Construction, in the press release.

More partners

Other development partners announced by Jaguars include:

• Dallas-based architecture firm HKS: The firm has worked on 53 projects under the Four Seasons brand, the Jaguars said.

• IMPACT Development Management, based in Atlanta: The press release indicates that the company will serve as the owner’s representative for the shipyards.

• England-Thims and Miller, Inc., based in Jacksonville. The infrastructure and development-focused engineering firm also worked on Daily’s Place.

• EDSA, based in Fort Lauderdale: the landscape architecture and urban design firm is also working on projects in the FAT Village in Fort Lauderdale and the Lake Nona Town Center in Orlando.

• ODA based in New York: the interior design firm is also working on the Four Seasons project in Puglia, Italy.

Project plans are moving forward

Plans for the shipyards include the 176-room hotel with 25 luxury condominiums for sale and a separate six-story Class A office building. There is also a marina.

The Downtown Development Review Board could approve final designs for the project on May 12.

The meeting is scheduled for May 12 at 2 p.m. at the Jacksonville Public Library, 303 N. Laura St.

While the press release and plans for the project indicate the hotel will be a Four Seasons, the Jaguars have not announced a naming rights deal with the chain.

The Downtown Investment Authority must also enter into the agreement for the project site. This is expected by the end of May, officials said.

Associate Editor Mike Mendenhall contributed to this report.


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