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Ocala planning officials give thumbs up to new industrial park

By on July 31st, 2012

Ocala will soon be seeing some new construction as a new industrial park gets initial approval. The Ocala Planning and Zoning Comission has given the ok to Ocala 489, a new plan to blend different industrial zones. Mike Daniels of the Ocala Planning and Zoning Comission explains the new plan to overlap the zones.

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Daniels goes on to say that the new Ocala 489 park will have diffirent levels of industry.

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Ocala 489 brings some side bonuses with it. Daniels says that the support strcutre for the park helps Ocala.

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The project has funded other infrastructure as well, in exchange for the ability to merge the zones and use them freely. The project is planned for the northeast corner of I-75 and US-27, encompassing a total of 433 acres. However, the project has only recieved the inital go-ahead. It still has to get through the City Council on August 7th, with a final decision to come on August 21st.


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