Washington Crossings to feature mixed use zoning

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM.

CHIPLEY — Economic Development Council Chairman Gary Clark announced plans for a large scale, mixed used development called Washington Crossings on Tuesday at the Washington County Planning Commission meeting.

The 600-plus acre development is being spearheaded by Tom Watson, and the developers are expected to come back before the planning commission in a few months with more detailed plans, Clark said.

“They want to begin development of this property, and they want to do it right,” Clark said. The development is located in the south western part of the county, and is expected to include residential, commercial and industrial zoning.

Clark said that the Economic Development Council would like to see 100 to 200 acres of the development set aside for industrial zoning.

“Mr. Watson wanted you to know about the project,” Clark told the commissioners. “We’ve been working with them. This is a long term development process, not something that is going to spring up overnight.”

Commissioner Roger Hagan asked if all of the property was located within Washington County. “As far as I know, it is,” Clark said.

Clark also told the commissioners the county’s Economic Development Council is working to refocus its efforts toward bring businesses into Washington County based on the resources and strengths of the county.

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