Could well be the normal developer ploy to make a quick profit.
Place sensitive land for sale, even begin making improvements and
hopefully folks will holler loud enough to get the State to buy the
land for a handsome profit for the developer. Cases in point are
state park on St. George Island, Tates Hell state forest, Bald Point
state park. I am sure there are others. Someone needs to control
the excess profits being made in those transactions. The last
purchase made in Franklin County, an addition to the Bald Point park
made the Nature Conservancy around a million dollars just for being
the broker ( don't know the exact amount so could be off a bit).
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, "Nancy Lang" <LANG-N@m...> wrote:
> This is a done deal, so I'm just crabbing, but I was very
disheartened to see that all of the land on Highway 59 south which
abuts the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is now up for sale....
> St. Joe has put up for sale HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of acres to be
> I can't imagine what this will do to the Refuge once you add to
these pristine lands all the silt and runoff and effluence of a few
hundred new homes....
> I am so sad. I can't imagine what Wakulla County was thinking and
I am livid that St. Joe would choose THIS land for development....
> Just thought I'd share.