In 2000, the University of Florida (U.F.) wanted to build a cutting-edge, highly technological cancer treatment program known as Proton Therapy, on the U.F. Healthcare campus in downtown Jacksonville. To develop the facility, a redevelopment agreement was required between the City of Jacksonville and the U.F. College of Medicine to make land and financing available for the $100MM facility.
Our team negotiated on behalf of the U.F. College of Medicine and created an enterprise zone bond legislation that the Jacksonville City Council passed, which allowed the issuance of bonds for city participation.
Now, as one of the key cancer treatment centers in the U.S., the Proton Therapy program attracts patients from all over the world and has treated more than 7,200 patients with life-saving care.