Environmental Impact Statement Response

Monday, October 20, 2014

The membership of the AIA Treasure Coast includes the architects in the Treasure Coast (Martin County, St. Lucie County, and Indian River County). The Treasure Coast Counties are located between Palm Beach County (Gold Coast) on the south and Brevard County (Space Coast) on the north. The Treasure Coast has 90 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to the ocean to the east, there are several barrier islands and the Indian River Lagoon which runs north from the Treasure Coast though Space Coast. The Indian River Lagoon is North America’s most diverse estuary with more than 4,300 species of plants (2,100) and animals (2,200), including 35 that are listed as endangered — more than any other estuary in North America. In the Treasure Coast there is also a high percentage of lands that been preserved in their natural state for future generations to enjoy. Most importantly, people are attracted to the Treasure Coast because of the peaceful small town character throughout the Treasure Coast. Many communities in the Treasure Coast were created before the Flagler Railroad came through. Those communities are still vibrant small towns today with many downtown community activities, events, leisure activities (fine dining etc.) and prosperous businesses...

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