Residents concerned about possible marina development under Palm Valley Bridge

Opinions are split over a possible marina that could be built under the Palm Valley Bridge.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — Some Palm Valley residents are unhappy about plans to possibly build a marina under the Palm Valley Bridge, while others see it as a positive development for their community.

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The St. Johns County Board of Commissioners will vote on the development of a community marina on December 17.

Opponents of the project say the Intracoastal is too narrow to handle heavy boat traffic and could pose a safety hazard. Others against the marina simply don't want more activity near their homes.

Proponents say the area has previously handled heavy traffic without issues and a marina would actually increase safety on the waterway by keeping trained personnel available to help boaters.

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