The board voted 4-0 to sell the property on
Oceanside "intends to develop a poolside restaurant and bar with attendant watersports concierge services," says a plan tendered by group attorney
The county paid
A new request for purchase proposals issued in April marked the sixth time in eight years that
When the county bought it, plans were to preserve it for working waterfront as developers were buying up waterfront property countywide. The property has been vacant and dormant since the county's purchase.
The last time the county looked at a possible sale was in
Previous offers were dismissed as too low or evaporated amid the real-estate downturn.
No members of the three-vote commission majority who voted to buy the Hickory House site in 2006 remain on the board.
As developers clamored for Keys waterfront land during the real-estate bubble, the three commissioners said purchasing the Hickory House property would guarantee access to the water for local residents.
However, plans to create a waterfront park ran aground amid environmental and traffic concerns. By 2008, the commission was seeking a buyer.
The bid package accepted Wednesday includes a history of Singh's successful resort developments, including the
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