Camping World faces trade concerns before it can build nearby Wawa, Chick-fil-A


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FORT PIERCE — Camping World will need to solve trade issues with St. Lucie County schools before it can building a store on Jenkins Road nearby Wawa and Chick-fil-A, according to mins of a May 8 city Planning Board meeting.

The camping sell hulk wants to build an 80,241-square-foot sell store on underdeveloped land during 2191 S. Jenkins Road, north of Samuel Gaines K-8 School.

The due store, that would be a distance of dual Walmart Neighborhood Market stores, could means trade backups if a branch lanes on Jenkins are reduced by 200 feet, pronounced St. Lucie schools Growth-Management Director Marty Sanders.

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Camping World deputy Bradley Currie said a length of branch lanes meets the smallest mandate set by Florida Department of Transportation. 

But, Sanders said, a smallest standards are unsound when deliberation a trade from propagandize buses, relatives picking adult students and business branch into Camping World.

“Good engineers looks during a pattern specific for that site — what’s a tangible branch transformation — and afterwards mirrors it and not only meeting a DOT minimum,” Sanders pronounced during a Planning Board meeting.

Both Sanders and Currie told a Planning Board that they would work to solve a issue.

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The Planning Board endorsed a City Commission approve a project, that is to be discussed during a Jun 4 meeting.

The city has perceived no letters possibly ancillary or hostile a project, pronounced Planning Director Rebecca Grohall.

The sell store would be built in 3 buildings, according to city records:

  • 48,867 block feet for outside equipment;
  • 17,750 block feet for camping gear; and
  • 15,035 block feet for RV correct and a use center.

Camping World has 85 stores nationwide, including 16 in Florida, according to a website.

Camping World is a latest growth for a Jenkins Road-Okeechobee Roads corridor.

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Already underneath construction is Celebration Pointe, a 755-home growth on 147 acres on a easterly side of Jenkins, a brew of 318 single-family homes, 145 townhomes and 292 villas.

A Chick-fil-A grill and a Wawa gas hire and preference store are underneath construction nearby a Okeechobee-Jenkins intersection,  about a mile south of a Camping World site.

Both are approaching to open after this year.

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