Q: Do you have an update on the proposed apartment development by RISE Construction in Fruit Cove?
A: I received formal notice in mid-December from RISE via email that they are not moving forward with any applications for this property.

Q: Can you share the latest information on County Road 210 and related road construction?
A: Road widening is underway from Cimarrone west to Greenbriar Road. It should be completed in less than two years. 

A general update on County Road 210, to include west to Greenbriar and east by Beachwalk was presented to the Board of County Commissioners at our Nov. 1 meeting. I was Agenda Item 10 and I would encourage everyone to watch that item for background information as to how County Road 210 is what it is today. It’s very educational and can be viewed on the county’s GTV link.

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Q: Do you have any Board of County Commissioners updates?
A: I’d like to recognize County Commissioner Sarah Arnold, who was awarded the Firefighters Safety, Health, and Wellness Award of Excellence at a statewide convention in Orlando in early December. She was nominated for this award by Fire Chief Stephanie Whaley. Commissioner Arnold made a nomination to the board to allocate $500,000 to fund a full time employee and provide other mental health services for our entire firefighting department, which passed unanimously. I believe Commissioner Arnold should be commended.

Q: Do you have anything else to share with District 1?
A: I was present for the ribbon cutting at the new Winn Dixie near US Highway 1 and Race Track Road in December. Those who have been around for a while likely remember the old racetrack and then Best Bet, which eventually was vacated and turned into a state of disrepair. The property was unkempt and a place for illegal activity. To turn that now into a place where people can live and shop is incredible. Additionally, this project was done in the right order — we had the commercial opening before the apartment complex/residential. When those people move in, they will have a nice grocery store very conveniently located for their needs.

Finally, I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

Q: What is the best way for our readers to contact you?

A: Readers can email me at  bcc1cwhitehurst@sjcfl.us or call me at (904) 584-5348.

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