Timeline of Events
The city of Jacksonville reverses its position on the East Parking Lot. Only three weeks before the trial date, the city of Jacksonville motions to dismiss court case and agrees to refund Sleiman Enterprises.
Sleiman Enterprises subpoenas Mayor Lenny Curry and Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa.
City of Jacksonville sends land lease termination letter addressed to Sleiman Enterprises.
Sleiman Enterprises files motion against city of Jacksonville regarding unsafe docks at The Landing.
Sleiman Enterprises institutes formal litigation around The Jacksonville Landing. The lawsuit claims that the city hasn’t held up its contractual obligations and, instead of working with Sleiman Enterprises over the past 14 years, it has in fact intentionally created obstacles against a successful Jacksonville Landing.
City of Jacksonville issues a default letter to Sleiman Enterprises.
After months of floundering, Sleiman Enterprises issues a letter to the taxpayers stating they would like to redevelopment, but if politics don’t allow they'll resume long term leases.
Hurricane Matthew damages docks, leaving 75% not usable. It's the city of Jacksonville's responsibility to provide access and to maintain the exterior of the Landing, still no effort to repair as of Oct. 2017.
90 days after taking office, Mayor Curry sues Sleiman Enterprises to force title of the East Parking Lot from the 2007 transaction where the city accepted $4.7 million payment, yet never closed. This legal action halts all Jacksonville Landing redevelopment efforts.
Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) hires Wakefield, Beasley and Associates and Urban Design Associates for Landing redevelopment plans. DIA hired their own firm in a public process at a cost of $100,000 to provide redevelop designs.
Sleiman Enterprises request its money be returned from city of Jacksonville for $4.7 million payment of East Parking Lot since the closing never occurred.
Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) recommends a proposal for redevelopment. The city then paid for two independent studies for the Landing redevelopment. Sleiman Enterprises engaged Bergmann Associates to work on a new plan based upon those studies. Bergmann's redevelopment plans were also rejected due to election year politics.
Sleiman Enterprises retains Haskell Co. to create and presents Jacksonville Landing redevelopment plans.
Jacksonville Landing use restricted during Florida/Georgia weekend. Also, during this time period a Chocolatier looking to enter The Jacksonville Landing as tenant, yet is redirected by city to LaValla with city incentives.
Sleiman Enterprises pays full $4.35 million and gets $350,000 in contractual entitled parking credits to city of Jacksonville. Yet, no closing occurs from city of Jacksonville and no title is transferred.
6th Amendment – Humana obligated assigned and assumed by Kuhn. Laura Street Roundabout construction in front of Landing begins as a 90-day project. Ends up being taking 440 days. Access difficult to Jacksonville Landing, Sleiman Enterprises agrees to purchase East Parking lot.
Sleiman Enterprises proposes Zona and Associates redevelopment plans with three-phases. Multiple drafts presented, Mayor Peyton stops redevelopment plans.
Rouse sells Jacksonville Landing, since City of Jacksonville uncooperative. Sleiman Enterprises buys for $5.1 million.
5th Amendment to Lease – City obligation for parking garage terminated.
Parking Agreement – Humana to build parking garage with 300-375 spaces. City to pay $3 million.
3rd Amendment to Lease – City of Jacksonville’s garage obligation reduced to 600 spaces – incl Water Street Garage.
Jacksonville Landing opens – Rouse invested $37.5 million.
2nd Amendment to Lease – 800-space parking garage obligation reconfirmed.
Disposition, Development & Lease signed – 800 space garage promised by City of Jacksonville.
City of Jacksonville selects Rouse for Jacksonville Landing development.
City of Jacksonville put out Request for Proposal for Landing development.