Palm Beach Post: Questions raised about proposed 11-acre river development in Rio

Sally Swartz of The Palm Beach Post

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: Picture a town center with condos and apartments for 260 people in two- and three-story buildings. Add two restaurants, a food market and boat-related stores below 300-square-foot apartments. Toss in a marina with 169 boat slips, a fuel dock and a 60-foot lighthouse with dockmaster housing upstairs.

Cram it all onto 11.6 acres between County Road 707/Dixie Highway and the St. Lucie River in Rio (Martin residents say RYE-oh, not REE-oh).

The mixed-use development, in the Rio Community Development Area, would be built in phases on riverfront land where Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty restaurant and bar once stood. Old septic tanks, grease traps, a crumbling marina and tons of concrete rubble remain on the site.

For the complete entry: http://opinionzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2014/06/15/questions-raised-about-proposed-11-acre-river-development-in-rio/

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