Fort Pierce Approves Site Plan for Private Marina at Harbour Cove w/ VIDEO

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Harbour Isles unfinished site plan – Click to Enlarge

Not too long ago Harbour Isle was built with promises of balancing the high density development with a retail center complete with grocery store and a bank. They haven’t yet fulfilled those plans.

But busybody Harbour Isle residents have found plenty of time to find things to complain about.

For one the residents complain about the idea of looking at a private marina versus a stripped trailer park and a sewage plant. This complaint about the view is coming from people who live in buildings built obstructing others view. It’s ok for them to do so but not anybody else.

Before Harbour Isle - click to enlarge

Before Harbour Isle – click to enlarge

After Harbour Isle - click to enlarge

After Harbour Isle – click to enlarge

The second complaint was traffic. Considering there was no density on the land Harbour Isle now occupies in the recent past and now there are 962 residencies on site. But we are led to believe up to 140 boat slips and 10 rv pads will create a traffic problem.

Another complaint was about the schematics of what the property owner wanted to do with their property. They’d say I am not against them doing something with the land but it should be done my way. I don’t think those people would like me in their house rearranging their furniture.

Another busybody complained about the RVs parking on grass and seeing a dirt lot. Oddly she went on to complain about the inlet beach across Seaway drive having a dirt lot. Only a miserable person could look at a beach and see dirt. Furthermore Google Maps shows many dirty spaces now. Way more than the ten proposed grass pads for RV parking.

The "dirty" beach lot complaint - click to enlarge

The “dirty” beach lot complaint – click to enlarge

View from former trailer park and proposed marina - click to englarge

View from former trailer park and proposed marina – click to englarge

Aerial view of proposed site for marina - click to enlarge

Aerial view of proposed site for marina – click to enlarge

There were other baseless complaints as well. Some spineless people in a property with video surveillance, security guards and gated property feared for boats, trailers and RVs – oh my! Some complained about boats dumping waste yet they live next to a sewage plant. Another complained about lighting though the 962 residences of Harbour Isle have certainly added light pollution.

Now onto the good news. The property owners are ready to start developing this property in two phases and their plan was approved, although with conditions.

Harold Buzz Smyth discussed the details of this project and successfully defended the project despite snickering from the pathetic busybodies from Harbour Isle.

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  • Phase 1- 47 slipl marina, a boat ramp, 10 rv pads and 1,296 sq ft dock master’s residential quarters, ship store, and kayak launch.
  • Phase 2 – additional 151 slips, 14 mooring spaces within 5 years

The city officials then got to chime in before unanimously approving.

The Mayor Linda Hudson debated why luxury rv pads had a water view rather than a waste water view and wanted as many restrictions on them as she could get added.

Becht wanted to put restrictions on the rv side of the project because of people on top of people. He apparently has never seen the Harbour Isle buildings before which is people on top of people. Becht’s problem is he has a vision for someone else’s property. Keep your vision to yourself nobody asked for it. Your vision isn’t to be dictated to other property owners.  Some of the worst comments of the officials. He ended by having a poor attitude about lighting and just being plain rude.

Perona had the best response to the project as the property owner had the right to develop their property and that the project was working to mitigate concerns of the neighbors.

Sessions noted the property owner has cleaned up the property and been paying a considerable amount of taxes on a vacant lot. He noted that the shoe was on the other foot for Harbour Isle. The same complaints lodged against the Harbour Isle development was used by Harbour Isle residents against the marina project. Sound comments.

Alexander didn’t have much to add other than a yes vote.

Source: February 16, 2016 City Commission Regular Meeting – Fort Pierce, FL

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  • Mark Guttormson

    I find your post to be downright offensive and disrespectful. You refer to Harbour Isle as if it were some “being ” acting in unison with all in agreement. First, for those unaware, there are TWO “HARBOUR ISLES” …Harbour Isle East(HIE), and Harbour Isle West(HIW). They operate TOTALLY INDEPENDENT of one another. As a HIE resident, I cannot even enter HIW without a pass…typically authorized by a HIW resident. Secondly, 90% of the “impact” , affects HIW residents, with the primary exception of any possible “traffic concerns”….thirdly, I am VERY involved with the HOA at HIE, and know a good number of my neighbors, and have NEVER even heard anyone MENTION this issue, let alone “mount some massive campaign to stop it”.
    Put plainly, the author of this article /blog is a certifiable idiot, that has NO IDEA, WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT. Be careful, before believing the crappie you read from crackpots like this, without verifying it yourself!

    • Bright Light

      Video doesn’t lie. The HOA board at Harbour Isle did not identify them as board of east or west. Nor am I going to take the time to refer to you as east or west. Not once did the article reference all HI residents. Are you denying the public comments against the project were from HI residents? Just busybodies like yourself who couldn’t take the time to find out what was going on but took the time to complain about not referring to people as HI east or HI west. Thanks busybody.

    • Video doesn’t lie. The HOA board at Harbour Isle did not identify them as board of east or west. Nor am I going to take the time to refer to you as east or west. Not once did the article reference all HI residents. Are you denying the public comments against the project were from HI residents? Just busybodies like yourself who couldn’t take the time to find out what was going on but took the time to complain about not referring to people as HI east or HI west. Thanks busybody.

      • Mark Guttormson

        Just proved what an ignorant idiot you are….when you don’t even know who’s on the video……what a stupid baboon! !!! 😛

        • The people whose name weren’t mentioned are just as insignificant as you. If you want citations find it in the newspaper. People like you aren’t worthy of being addressed by name so- Shut up cuck.

          • Mark Guttormson

            You are smart to be a coward and hide ……;-)

          • Shut up cuck

          • Mark Guttormson

            Must be sad…being such a coward. …I can’t imagine how that would feel…such a small person. ….afraid of the world. …talking big so long as you can hide….but too cowardly to ever face anyone. ….you must wonder what purpose a pathetic person like you could serve…..I almost get depressed just imagining what it must be like to be you!

          • If you want to threaten me in person do it. Your “contribution” is to be ignorant of an issue affecting your neighborhood, displaying your poor reading comprehension, throwing ad hominem remarks out as an argument and sharing your feelings as you deal with your latest menstruation is pathetic. I don’t care about your thoughts or feelings. I’m glad you get depressed thinking of me. If society was lucky you would fall into such a depression that you put a barrel in your mouth and squeeze the trigger. But you’re probably the kind of ball-less cuck who couldn’t even do society that favor. Not that it would matter anything to me you insignificant cuck. You should be ashamed of yourself. Poor cuckie.

          • Mark Guttormson

            I’m not threatening “you”….you don’t even exist! Just a spineless coward who can’t write or think (as many friends posted )….just call names! 😛
            Sad pathetic little man!!! 😛 😛

          • I knew the cuck didn’t have the balls.

          • Mark Guttormson

            What a pathetic loser….winners like me let everyone know who we are…and stand for what we believe! But pathetic losers like you, know you are a loser, and don’t want anyone to know who you are!!! 😛 PATHETIC!!!!!!! 😀

          • Mark Guttormson

            Lol…try blocking me again! Loser

      • Mark Guttormson

        I do think you for identifying yourself as a close minded bigot, who classifieds everyone, based on a very very small minority. Are least you admit what a close minded piece of sh!+ you are….and that gives you some credibility.

      • Mark Guttormson

        And being able to post this exchange on my face book page….has been fantastic! 🙂 you saying that “you dint know and don’t care” who actually opposed this island improvement…has gotten some incredible response from over 100 friends on this island so far. ..many saying “they are done with you “…:-God has a purpose for EVERYTHING! 🙂

        • Good riddance. No use for them or anyone dumb enough to associate with you. You’re a really stupid cuck.

      • Mark Guttormson

        I am amused by your “incognito status”..where I come from….people like you are called a chicken shit. (A synonym for “coward”)…..you talk “big”…whist you hide under mamas skirts….:-P ……that’s not something I could do….I stand up for what I believe. .. and I think chicken shits are the saddest of all humans…..it must suck being you…..someone who doesn’t even exist!