DeSantis, Cabinet Weigh Large Land Buy

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Legislative


Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet next week are slated to consider buying 5,534 acres in Hendry County through the Florida Forever conservation program.

Under the proposal, which is on the agenda for a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, the state would pay $14.775 million to Alico, Inc. for the land, which is part of what is known as the broader Devil’s Garden Florida Forever project. The Cabinet agenda said the targeted land includes 3,233 acres of uplands and 2,301 acres of wetlands.

Also during the meeting, DeSantis and the Cabinet are slated to consider acquiring 160 acres in Columbia County. That proposal involves paying $518,400 to the Bar D Ranch Partnership for property within the Ichetucknee Trace Florida Forever project.

Source: News Service of Florida