Author Topic: Developer seeking land swap for building space in Julington-Durbin Preserve  (Read 9503 times)

acme54321

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What a joke.

sanmarcomatt

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It is a joke that this is even being considered. Upcoming rally...

http://www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/events/save-julington-preserve-public-rally-/

Tacachale

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Hopefully they channel some of that energy to saving Black Hammock. It's going to be the thing developed if this deal doesn't go through.
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

Scarlettjax

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I don't want to see either developed.  There should be a way to get both. 

Development-wise, the Durbin land will be less expensive to develop and subsequently sell than the Black Hammock land will, and that is likely the biggest business incentive. 

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Make sure to sign the petition too: https://www.change.org/p/rick-scott-and-danny-becton-save-julington-durbin-preserve

This would establish a dangerous precedent that would potentially open up all of our conservation lands to future development.  Also, the Black Hammock Island property will be very hard to develop, anyway.  Lawsuits previously stopped a proposed development. 

Tacachale

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Make sure to sign the petition too: https://www.change.org/p/rick-scott-and-danny-becton-save-julington-durbin-preserve

This would establish a dangerous precedent that would potentially open up all of our conservation lands to future development.  Also, the Black Hammock Island property will be very hard to develop, anyway.  Lawsuits previously stopped a proposed development.

The Black Hammock property will *not* be hard to develop and there’s no reason to think it’s not imminent if this deal fails. Claiming otherwise is wishful thinking. The property is also zoned for septic tanks - on an island in the middle of preserve land. Everyone who opposes this deal needs to step up to save Black Hammock or it’s virtually certain that we’ll lose it, especially if the environmental community keeps their heads in the sand.
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

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I would say the developer will have a wee bit more difficulty selling Black Hammock vs Julington.

Everyone's favorite Ex-Mayor is in the fold. So it must be a great deal for Jax. And, money has nothing to do with it.

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Good news.

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/developer-will-not-pursue-julington-durbin-preserve/779097356

http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180628/developer-drops-julington-durbin-land-swap-plan


Some great quotes as now the property is a "gem" as the tune has changed. F the developer and his lawyers.

Now trying to sell the BH land to the trust. Guess the development of BH isn't going to be so fast after all. Shocker!

« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 08:58:43 PM by sanmarcomatt »

lastdaysoffla

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Wasn't expecting such a quick reversal on the part of the developer and selling the Black Hammock Island site for conservation to boot. Amazing!

Scarlettjax

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Looks like get both is possible, after all.  What do you all think did the most to drive the quick reversal? 

sanmarcomatt

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Looks like get both is possible, after all.  What do you all think did the most to drive the quick reversal? 

It was quite the impressive public outcry and I think people recognized it was BS.  I  was pleasantly surprised that the Delaney ( am I the only one not a fan?) support didn't move the needle.
It was nice to get a preview of his new lobbying career though. His comments about the Riverkeeper were impressive. Nice look, John.  Cue the spin.

remc86007

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Generally a fan of Delaney, but his appearance on Melissa Ross show was cringe inducing. If I had his money I'd retire, not chase more money at the risk of causing people to question the credibility he has earned over the years.

Florida Power And Light

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The original Julington/Durbin Creek Conservation Lands proposal,per earlier state CARL concept,was 6,000 acres.
We ended up with a Delaney era "Joint City Conserve/Development" project with vastly reduced conservation acreage,and a boundary that perplexed Water Management District staff......convoluted Conserve/Boundary Gerrymandered to include every inch of made available upland development.
Then,years later,Delaney reappears. Even after his efforts with Brannon Chafee/First Coast Beltway likely bombed his future political career.
Tells us "Improvements" incorporated in the proposed Swap will enhance public use.
The public best served by Delaney remaining Gone in any and all environmental/public lands discourse. Delaney was a Fraud from the beginning.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2019, 10:13:41 PM by Florida Power And Light »