DIA expands Shipyards development rights, officially kills convention center plan

As Iguana Investments prepares to develop the area around the stadium, the Downtown Investment Authority has taken the necessary step of expanding development rights on the Shipyards to cover an area that includes Metropolitan Park and parking Lot J.

DIA voted Wednesday to more than double the area on which the Shipyards developer has the rights to build 400 marina slips, 662 residential units, 100,000 square feet of commercial space, 1 million square feet of office space and 350 hotel rooms. Theā€¦