WGI was retained by St. Lucie County to prepare a feasibility report for a potential “Outdoor Activity and Entertainment District” on approximately 2,740 acres, which includes the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds and the surrounding privately owned land. The concept was developed due to public interest in a centralized location for multiple sporting activities within the County. The initial uses envisioned for the Outdoor Activity and Entertainment District include expanded riding stables, off-road vehicle tracks, campgrounds, amphitheaters, stadiums, race car and off-road bicycle tracks, arenas, fishing, outdoor shooting ranges, hunting, and trapping.
The report included an extensive community outreach effort to the private property owners within the subject area, and interviews with community stakeholders and potential developers. The resulting document involved an evaluation of existing conditions, land use, zoning, traffic analysis, public service availability, environmental assessment, existing and potential tourism venues, and recommendations.
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