Private owner lists 67 acres at Port of Fort Pierce

The privately owned land is central to efforts to encourage port redevelopment

TRD MIAMI /
Apr.April 24, 2016 12:20 PM

Businessman Lloyd Bell listed for sale 67 acres at the Port of Fort Pierce, a centerpiece of the city’s development aspirations.

“The Bell property is the heart of the port and key to any development at the port,” St. Lucie County administrator Howard Tipton told the Vero Beach Press Journal.

Bell’s daughter Christina Bell told the newspaper the family is getting offers from bidders for the 67 acres but declined to disclose the asking price or say whether leasing the land is an acceptable alternative to selling.

The city government is trying to encourage revitalization of the Port of Fort Pierce, located just north of the downtown area.  Fort Pierce’s planning and zoning regulations apply to the port because it is located inside city limits, but the St. Lucie County Commission serves as the port authority.

Tipton, the county administrator, told the Vero Beach Press Journal that county commissioners would like to see a compatible blend of job-creating developments at the port: “We would like to create a maritime complex of manufacturing and repair, with compatible industries. You don’t want to put a hotel on one piece and then have visitors looking at boat repair. We want everything to be compatible.” [Vero Beach Press Journal] — Mike Seemuth


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios

This is how many new condos are left to sell in Miami

The Real Deal and UMiami present
first-ever Shark Tank real estate challenge

Notre-Dame fire calls attention to other historic properties that could be in jeopardy

French billionaires Arnault and Pinault pledge 300M euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Royal Caribbean plans $300M office development at PortMiami

New Opportunity Zone funds seek to ensure investments help distressed areas

Ben Carson says HUD will give preference to developers who build affordable housing in Opportunity Zones

London hotel project is part of luxury retailer’s new focus on upscale experiences

arrow_forward_ios