Costco application still needs changes in order to build in Palm City

Posted at 8:46 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 20:46:09-04

Costco is going back to the drawing board for a third time now.

The big box store is looking to set up shop in Palm City at Martin Highway and and High Meadow Ave.

However, the plans continue to face some opposition.

Martin County staff says Costco needs to make some changes to make its application to comply with county requirements.

However, a lot of people in Martin County say they’ll keep fighting the project no matter what.

Today Costco and Martin County staff held a joint workshop to review Costco’s application.

“We really don’t want it in Palm City. It doesn’t fit,” said one resident at a joint workshop meeting Thursday morning.

The county says items in the traffic engineering, environmental, and civil engineering sections in the application still do not comply with the county requirements.

Costco has 90 days to make changes, and resubmit it if they want to move forward. Costco could request a 60 day extension, too.

“This is simply about being a resident of a city I dearly love and watch it being bullied in my belief by a big business that doesn’t belong here,” said another resident, opposing the plans at the meeting.

While many continue to speak out against the plans, some still say they would  like to see Costco come to town.

Once Costco resubmits its application county staff will have 60 days to respond.

The county commission would have to give the final ok for the project to move forward.