According to an article in the Sun-Herald newspaper, 3/13/2007, there could soon be changes to the procedure for scrub jay lot building permits. The U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service is considering allowing Charlotte County to release properties that show no scrub jays inhabiting them. If the result of an environmental impact study is negative for these threatened birds, the plan is to have county personnel issue clearance to build.
This is good news for owners of impacted land. It could save years of waiting for federal clearance. Owners of lots in Deep Creek, where property value is quite high could find it much more easy and inexpensive to acquire building permits. It will also affect existing homes in Deep Creek, FL where owners plan alteration or expansion.
Other areas in Charlotte County where scrub jay habitat has been found will also benefit if this procedure is adopted. Lots for sale in Gulf Cove, FL should see a rebound in value as well as lots and land in Englewood, FL.
Scrub jays are known to move about, so if you are considering a purchase of a lot or land in Charlotte County, Florida, please consult with your Suncoasteam brokers for an analysis of the property.
There should be more news on this subject in the near future. Check this site frequently or call for more information.
James B. Mulligan, Licensed Real Estate Broker
18245 Paulson Dr.
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Jim Mulligan (941) 456-3034
Andy Leonard (941) 662-0033
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