Panama City Realty office seeking developers for Chipley project

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:43 AM.

CHIPLEY — A Panama City company has big plans for Washington County.

Scott Bowman of Prudential Shimmering Sands Realty in Panama City is promoting a 1,100-acre site just south of Interstate 10 as a potential large scale development.

“Originally we started with a 239 acre parcel we had listed a couple of years ago,” Bowman said. “We started gathering adjacent properties, and now we have over 1,000 acres.”

The Chipley/Washington County Development Site is an undeveloped, 1,100 acre assemblage of multiple parcels located on the southwest corner of I-10 and Highway 77 in Washington County, according to Bowman’s listing. The site is mostly wooded with planted Pines and various elevation changes across the different parcels and is currently designated and zoned for residential and/or agricultural use.

However, it is prime for development due to its location along Interstate 10 and in the Washington County Enterprise Zone and proximity to Port of Panama City and the Panama City Beaches International Airport.

“The site has significant future potential for large scale retail development, distribution warehouse development, Industrial manufacturing, and many other uses including medium to high density residential development,” Bowman said.

Bowman said the original plan for the development was to submit the land as a potential mega-site location, but due to a lack of rail access, the property was not considered as a feasible mega-site location.

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