Andreassi continues: The planning council — which is made up of elected and appointed officials from Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties — spent nearly two hours debating whether to ask Martin County officials to formulate a new long-range plan for development in western Hobe Sound before permitting the water park.
The planning council staff recommended the new plan because the previous one was done in 1994 and the Hobe Grove and Harmony Ranch developments of regional impact were proposed last year along Bridge Road west of Florida’s Turnpike. Instead, the council simply ruled in favor of the growth plan amendments. Martin County Commissioner Patrick Hayes, whose district includes western Hobe Sound, argued passionately in favor of the proposed water park.
For Hayes’ comments and the complete Stuart News story: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/jun/15/treasure-coast-planning-group-oks-growth-plan/