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Old 10-01-2017, 11:11 AM
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that's not what the guy I talked to 2 weeks ago said.. he said they already bought homes along Walton road to make room for the development and widen the road
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:33 PM
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Easily verifiable. Which homes? and we can all pull them up on public record.

Otherwise you and or your "friend" are fos.

There is no money for another bridge and any thought of one is going to get the cities balls sued off for a decade as they fight every single person within 5 miles of that bridge over environmental, noise and technicalities.

Very unlikely to happen.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:19 AM
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Watch Crosstown construction live on new EarthCam


PORT ST. LUCIE – The City of Port St. Lucie is pleased to announce the addition of EarthCam on the Crosstown Parkway Extension Project, providing real-time video streaming of construction for the new bridge. The EarthCam video is now available at Crosstown Parkway Extension Project , giving the public 24/7 access to activities on the highly-anticipated project that will provide the City’s third bridge crossing of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River.

“Adding EarthCam allows residents to get a birds-eye view of this historic construction project,” said Port St. Lucie City Manager Russ Blackburn. “The Crosstown Parkway Extension Project will change our City for the better and this advanced technology will allow the community to be a part of it.”

In response to intense public interest in the bridge and to chronicle its construction for future generations, the City Council agreed to incorporate EarthCam into the project. The new bridge will connect the existing Crosstown Parkway with U.S. Highway 1 at Village Green Drive. The project will provide numerous benefits to the community, including relieving traffic congestion and providing a new emergency evacuation route.

The EarthCam was placed atop a 52-foot pole at the construction site using a hydraulic lift. Viewers can watch live, up-to-the-minute construction activities including pile driving and temporary trestle installation. A final, full time-lapse video of the entire construction process will be compiled at project completion, in fall 2019. The project will provide a six-lane divided highway and bridge that will serve as a multi-modal transportation alternative.

For more information, please contact Beth Zsoka, Crosstown Parkway Extension Project Public Information Officer by email at beth.zsoka@qcausa.com or phone at 772-871-5176 or Sarah Prohaska, City of Port St. Lucie Public Information Officer at sprohaska@cityofpsl.com or 772-873-6326.

About EarthCam
Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and photography documentation for corporate and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam leads the industry with the highest resolution imagery available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior multi-billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events across the globe.

Projects documented by EarthCam include: Panama Canal Expansion, 9/11 Memorial Museum, Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Statue of Liberty and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:53 AM
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Commercial flights to Tallahassee, Bahamas becoming reality for St. Lucie airport

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Your pleas for commercial airline service have been heard.

County officials on Wednesday said they are partnering with New York-based Fly the Whale, a seaplane shuttle service company, to provide service from Treasure Coast International Airport to Tallahassee and Grand Bahama Island.

“We’re excited for this opportunity,” Airport Director John Wiatrak said. “It is only the first step for transforming this airport.”

Initially, the company plans to fly to Tallahassee on Mondays and Thursdays and to Grand Bahama Island on Friday afternoons and Sunday evenings, said Kurt Holden, Fly the Whale's director of operations.

The cost for a round-trip ticket to Tallahassee would be less than $600, and for the Bahamas less than $500, Holden said.

If demand is high enough, the company could expand service to Tallahassee to Fridays and for Grand Bahama Island to Thursdays and Mondays, Holden said.

Customers can begin booking flights next week, according to the company.

Fly the Whale is a 10-year-old company known in the New York area for providing shuttle service to the Hamptons and Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In Florida, the company also provides shuttle service in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

"Adding Fort Pierce to our service area will help us corner the market in providing shuttle service on Florida's east coast," said Holden, a Fort Pierce resident.

Flights to Grand Bahama Island would be on eight-seat amphibious planes and would depart from Causeway Cove Marina, on the east side of the South Bridge. Flights to Tallahassee would be on a fixed-wing, eight-seat plane departing from Treasure Coast International Airport on St. Lucie Boulevard.

Fly the Whale is subleasing a 10,000-square-foot hangar and has been operating out of the county’s airport for about three weeks, Wiatrak said.

It also plans to lease space in the newly renovated terminal building for a ticket counter, Wiatrak said.

The county’s airport, formerly called St. Lucie County International Airport, recently has seen an increase in international travelers who want to avoid the long lines at other Customs entry points in South Florida.

Most of the international air arrivals at St. Lucie are from the Bahamas, Wiatrak said

In December, high-ranking Bahamian officials — the minister of transportation and aviation, the senior director in the Office of the Ministry of Tourism and the Port Controller — said they were interested in establishing Bahamasair passenger flights to St. Lucie County.

Treasure Coast International Airport & Business Park, northwest of downtown Fort Pierce, sits on more than 3,600 acres and has 130 tenants, including 50 operating businesses and 80 individuals or businesses that rent hangars to store personal aircraft.

Tickets can be booked at flythewhale.com or by calling 212-221-1203.
Treasure Coast International Airport bringing in commercial flights
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:35 AM
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The Paula A. Lewis Branch Library on Rosser officially opens next Tuesday October 24.

Ribbon-Cutting and Open House
Tuesday, October 24, 10:30 am to 1 pm

The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners invites you to the Lewis Branch Library ribbon-cutting and open house on Tuesday, October 24 from 10:30 am to 1 pm. The ceremony will take place outside the new facility at 2950 SW Rosser Blvd. in Port St. Lucie, and the building will be open for viewing during the event.

The first day of service for the new branch is planned for the following day, Wednesday, October 25.

The Paula A. Lewis Branch Library will be the first new library facility to open in St. Lucie County in nearly 20 years. The former Port St. Lucie police substation is being transformed into a 21,000 square-foot full-service branch library to serve the southwestern portion of the county.

The new library has been named after recently retired County Commissioner Paula A. Lewis, who has been a strong library supporter during her 20 years on the St. Lucie Board of County Commissioners, advocating for improvements to library buildings, staffing and programming. Ms. Lewis also served for nine years on the Friends of the St. Lucie County Library Executive Board.

While the new library will have books, DVDs and other standard collection items, it will also offer 3D printing, a Creation Station with access to the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite, and a teen gaming room with advanced computers and wide-screen, curved monitors. A large meeting room with a full-featured audio-visual system will be available for rental, along with a conference room with large-screen display and collaborative systems furniture.
Paula A. Lewis Branch Library | St. Lucie County, FL
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:57 PM
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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Port St. Lucie's Future Riverfront Park - Phase 2

Since the beginning of August 2017, residents were able to submit name suggestions for the City’s future riverfront park on the west side of Westmoreland Boulevard. The City received more than 600 submittals. A committee narrowed the name suggestions down to 10. Residents can now vote on their top pick from this list of 10 names.

Here is some information regarding the naming campaign.

The future park eventually is expected to become the landing spot of the Riverwalk Boardwalk which will extend from Veterans Park south to this park site.

The North Fork of the St. Lucie River so resembled the Amazon that it was used for stunt shots in the James Bond (Roger Moore) film Moonraker, released in 1979. Star Roger Moore watched as a stuntman took his role while boats were blown up along the river. The scene lasted an estimated 30 seconds in the film. To see shots of the river from the film, visit IMDB for the speedboat in action and the sail plane.

This park site is home to a large banyan tree near the river.

The park is located on Westmoreland Boulevard, on the Northfork of the St. Lucie River.

Voting will end on November 15.

* 1. Please vote on your favorite name for Port St. Lucie's Riverfront Park from the following options:

Moonraker Park

Northfork Park

Riverwalk Landing

Sgt. Gary Morales Memorial Park

Banyan Tree Park

River's Edge Park

St. Lucie's Riverwalk Park

Westmoreland Landing

Treasure Coast Riverfront Park

Bella Rio Landing

To take the survey, please visit http://www.cityofpsl.com/cra.html.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:08 PM
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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Copied from The City of Port St Lucie news release

The City of Port St. Lucie ranks among the top 10 safest cities in the U.S.

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Two separate national reports have placed the City of Port St. Lucie among the top 10 safest cities in the nation. These rankings come just weeks after law enforcement statistics showed Port St. Lucie continues to be the safest large City in Florida.

Port St. Lucie was the eighth safest City in the United States in a recent report by Niche, a company that researches, analyzes and collects reviews on cities throughout the nation. Niche researchers analyzed public crime data from various sources, including the U.S. Census and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It also considered more than 100 million reviews from users, who rated how safe they feel in their cities. Port St. Lucie was one of two Florida cities in Niche’s top 10 list, where Naperville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, earned the top spot. Cape Coral, Florida was ranked at No. 10.

In a separate report by SafeHomeBlog, Port St. Lucie was ranked as the ninth safest city in the nation. Port St. Lucie was the only Florida City to earn a spot in that top ten list, with Virginia Beach, Virginia taking the top spot. The SafeHomeBlog’s analysists reviewed the latest crime data provided by law enforcement agencies, along with population data. They used a statistical method to measure crime rates for U.S. cities with a population of greater than 100,000.

Earlier this summer, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s 2016 Uniform Crime Report showed the City of Port St. Lucie experienced the lowest number of crimes last year among all of Florida’s cities with a population of more than 100,000. This marked the seventh year in a row that the City had the lowest crime rate of all Florida’s large cities.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:13 PM
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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City Electric Supply to plug into Tradition

Port St. Lucie/October 17 -- Working together, the City of Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, State of Florida and the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County (EDC) locked in more than 270 living-wage jobs for area residents this week.

City Electric Supply’s subsidiary TAMCO currently employs 222 workers at five facilities in St. Lucie West. The company is seeking to improve manufacturing efficiency by consolidating their workforce into a single facility, and had been considering Dallas, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina in addition to Tradition.

“With 272 jobs paying more than our city’s average wage, a 400,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to anchor the Tradition Center for Commerce, and the opportunity to keep a local, established and successful company like City Electric here at home, this is a slam-dunk economic development opportunity,” said Port St. Lucie Mayor Greg Oravec. “Our community should be proud that Port St. Lucie beat out Dallas and Charlotte in the site selection process -- without the City of Port St. Lucie taxpayers paying any out-of-pocket incentives.

This is the third in a string of projects which shows that the city has learned from its past and is committed to economic development done right.”

The Port St. Lucie City Council unanimously approved the economic development package yesterday. The St. Lucie County Commission voted unanimous approval at their meeting today.
“By providing these types of opportunities to help our existing businesses expand and grow with us, it shows that St. Lucie County is open for business. It’s always rewarding to see local governments come together to attract and retain our targeted industries so that we can provide jobs – not just for today – but for the future,” said St. Lucie County Commission Chair Chris Dzadovsky.

“We are excited to see such tremendous support from the city and county for TAMCO to stay in Port St. Lucie, and grow our business providing additional jobs to the local workforce,” said TAMCO General Manager Frank McShane. “The potential consolidation and expansion of our facility is very exciting and focused on the long-term growth of our core business. The commitment of our people over the last ten years is the key to our present success and we are looking forward to the positive impact this will have on each team member and their family.”

The company anticipates breaking ground on 36 acres in Tradition in the first quarter of 2018. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is scheduled to open in early 2019, at which time 50 additional employees will be hired.

“Not only will City Electric Supply add 50 new jobs and invest almost $40 million in Port St. Lucie, this project keeps 222 existing jobs from leaving the state,” said Pete Tesch, the EDC’s president. “St. Lucie County residents represent ninety percent of TAMCO’s existing workers so keeping these jobs here was of paramount importance.”

TAMCO currently occupies approximately 200,000 square feet in St. Lucie West, the new facility will be 400,000 square feet of manufacturing, distribution and administrative space. City Electric Supply will invest $28 million in new construction and $10 million in machinery and equipment.

“In addition to saving more than 220 jobs, the return on investment for this project is excellent,” said Tesch. “Great coordination from the city, county, state and CareerSource Research Coast kept this company, one of the largest electrical component manufacturers in the country here in St. Lucie County.”

The retention and expansion incentive package includes abatement of city and county property taxes on the new facility for five years; a reduction in taxes for an additional five years; a $1 million offset for infrastructure costs for water, sewer, road and stormwater; a $258,000 reduction in impact fees; and a discount on development district costs.

City Electric Supply is also working with the State of Florida on a potential $250,000 grant from the Qualified Targeted Industry Tax Refund program based on the creation of 50 new jobs at an average wage of 115 percent of St. Lucie County’s average wage. St. Lucie County is investing a Job Growth Investment Grant of $82,500 of which $50,000 will be used as the local financial match required for the state funding.

About City Electric Supply
City Electric Supply is a family-owned electrical wholesale business dedicated to providing personalized service and support for customers in the residential, commercial, and industrial marketplace. The company’s United States network spans 28 states, with over 440 branches dedicated to providing unparalleled dependability, quality and service.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:57 AM
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Commercial flights to Tallahassee, Bahamas becoming reality for St. Lucie airport
TCPalm October 24, 2017

"BahamasAir says no for now on service to St. Lucie"

It's a long article which isn't yet on the paper's website, and I don't feel like retyping the whole thing. You can go to TCPalm.com to read the whole article once it's online.
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:10 AM
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The Hurricane Restaurant chain has been sold to Fatburger, they also own Buffalo Café, changes are coming to the Treasure Coast Hurricanes restaurants. FAT Brands to acquire Hurricane Grill & Wings | Nation's Restaurant News
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