Final decision on Stuart Costco project pushed to 2023 after state reschedules meeting
The Administration Commission meeting scheduled for December 13 to discuss the matter has been moved to January 17.
The commission was made up of the Governor, Nikki Fried, the Agriculture Commissioner, Ashley Moody, the Attorney General, and Jimmy Patronis, the Chief Financial Officer.
The project itself was made possible by the land-use designation of the 49-acre property on South Kanner Highway.
There are 378 apartments, 18 petrol pumps, a Costco Wholesale Corp. store, plus retail and restaurant space here.
The City Commission approved the project and land use in August 2021.
A month later, Stuart resident Robin Cartwright challenged the land-use component at the state level.
Judge Francine Ffolkes of the state Division of Administrative Hearings rendered a decision against the city in April following a two-day hearing.