Archeologists: Retail store in Micanopy will not adversely impact cultural resources

The Alachua County Development Review Committee will meet on Dec. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Items on the agenda for the meeting include:

  • The Johnson Dock and Boathouse, a Final Development Plan and Floodplain Development Permit Review for a boat dock and boathouse replacement with expansion of covered areas on approximately .45 acre, located on Tax Parcel Number 06230-C-00900 (Bradford County) at 298 S.E. 5th Avenue, Melrose FL. 
  • Micanopy Commercial Retail Store (CRS) – This is a Preliminary Development Plan Review for an approximately 8,960 sf retail store on approximately 1.97 acres, located on Tax Parcel Number 16496-004-001 at 16400 Block of S. US Hwy 441. 

On page 27 of the Phase 1 Cultural Resource Assessment Survey drafted by SouthArc archaeologists and architectural historian, the opinion on developing the parcel is as follows: “The development of Micanopy Commercial Retail Store property will not adversely impact any cultural resources listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. We recommend that no further research be required prior to construction.

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This is a hybrid meeting. The public may attend and participate (offer comments) in this meeting virtually and in-person.

The public who attends in-person must wear a facial covering at all times. Public seating will be made available up to the capacity that permits adequate social distancing.

The public may attend virtually through Cox Channel 12 and the County’s Video on Demand website. For meeting audio only, call 301-715-8592, and when prompted, use meeting code 670 965 3024, pass code 2522482 (Alachua).

All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Written comments or photographic documents may be emailed to Development Review Staff ahead of the scheduled hearing The public will be permitted to provide public comments at the hearing to the Development Review Committee through telephone or in person.

For public who attend virtually, once public comment is opened for an item under discussion, please call 929-505-6099 (enter meeting code 273 174 8038). Callers will be put in a queue, and prompted when it is their turn to speak. TO AVOID FEEDBACK, SPEAKERS MUST TURN DOWN THE VOLUME ON THEIR DEVICE WHEN ADDRESSING THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE. Callers should state their names and limit comments to two minutes. When prompted for in-person comment, in person participants should follow the direction of the Chair to participate.

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