Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Pacetti's Marina Clears Land-Use Hurdle; the State Will Review the Condo Project Proposal

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Pacetti's Marina Clears Land-Use Hurdle; the State Will Review the Condo Project Proposal

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Byline: lisa miller

Pinkham Pacetti's words to St. Johns County Commissioners were brief and to the point Tuesday as he asked them to back a land-use change on his property to allow the construction of high-dollar condominiums.

"I appreciate your support," he told board members.

And he got it.

In a 3-to-1 vote, commissioners amended the land use of the 23.1 acres at Pacetti's Marina and RV Park on Florida 13 from Rural Commercial to Residential D Density. Commissioner Bruce Maguire recused himself from the vote because his family owns nearby property.

Pinkham plans to sell the waterfront land along Trout Creek to builder Ron Coppenbarger, who wants to redevelop the property into upscale condos.

Preliminary plans call for the project to have no more than 224 condos with a height limit of three stories, boat slips, a gas dock and a fishing store.

The project would replace the 147 RV sites, five single-family homes, 14 mobile homes, restaurant, camp ground, 50-slip marina and two sewage treatment plants already on the property. …

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