Here’s what we know:
East Bay Holding Company, LLC of Florida is looking to build a 28-unit East Bay Beach Club on the East End. These beachfront and hillside units are expected to be three and four bedrooms each. In addition, a club house, a pool and other structures are proposed.
Now here’s the deal:
According to the St. John Tradewinds, “the area is zoned R-1, residential-one, which allows for two homes per half-acre of land.” This developer is proposing 28 condos on an eight-acre parcel and needs a “group dwelling permit,” according to the Tradewinds. Therefore the developer is asking for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ sign off.
Here’s where you all come in:
DPNR is holding a hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at the Guy Benjamin School. This will be the public’s chance to speak out against this proposed development.
There’s also a petition circling the web. I’m not sure what effect, if any, this will have, but here’s a link for those of you who wish to sign it: Petition Against 28-Unit Development on East End
Let’s all take a moment to remember what’s happening over in Denis Bay where DPNR allowed a property owner to build outside of the regulations for that particular area… Need a refresher? Click here.