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CW Faces Snag for New Build in Fort Pierce, Fla.

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May 16, 2018 by   Leave a Comment

Camping World Inc. will need to resolve traffic issues with St. Lucie County schools before it can building a store in Fort Pierce, Fla., according to minutes of a May 8 city Planning Board meeting.

TC Palm reported that the camping retail giant wants to build an 80,241-square-foot retail store on undeveloped land. The proposed store, which would be the size of two Walmart Neighborhood Market stores, could cause traffic backups if the turning lanes on Jenkins are reduced by 200 feet, said St. Lucie schools Growth-Management Director Marty Sanders.

Camping World representative Bradley Currie said the length of turning lanes meets the minimum requirements set by Florida Department of Transportation. 

But, Sanders said, the minimum standards are inadequate when considering the traffic from school buses, parents picking up students and customers turning into Camping World.

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