Corkscrew Road development settlement agreement awaits final ruling


In June, Lee County Commissioners approved the Kingston project, a 6,676-acre Cameratta Cos. development, including 10,000 dwelling units, 240 hotel units, 700,000 square feet of commercial use and 3,287 acres of restoration, conservation and flow way.   

Two joint petitioners, Lee County and Corkscrew Grove, are seeking judicial approval of the settlement agreement under the Bert Harris Act. The choice was presented to the public as a take-it-or-leave-it option between a mine or a development. 

Without the settlement, the county would be on the hook for $63 million to settle a 2011 lawsuit by Corkscrew Grove Limited Partnership over the denial of lime rock mining on the site. 

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