New Publix awaits environmental plan

More than 100 acres of greenspace in Holley by the Sea must undergo environmental reclamation as specified by state and federal authorities before the new Publix-anchored Tiger Point Pavilion can be built.

Craig Martin, owner of Wetland Services in Pensacola, the developer’s consultant on the project, said he’s working on a preservation and “enhancement” plan for the property to be submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers within a few days.

Until the approval of that plan, the shopping center’s developer, IRC-MAB Tiger Point, LLC, won’t close on its purchase of the 8 acres slated for the 45,000-square-foot Publix and an accompanying 19,000 square feet of other retail space.

The shopping center had been scheduled to break ground in mid-2016 and be completed next year.

The developer of the planned Publix-anchored shopping center in Tiger Point is IRC-MAB Tiger Point LLC, which is an entity created by a joint venture of MAB Corp. of Australia and IRC Retail Centers based in Chicago. A Navarre Press article on June 23 incorrectly reported the developer’s identity.

Read the full article in the June 23 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online to your community newspaper.

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