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Old gravel pit with gulf access – potential testing site

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    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=28.416711,-82.67066&spn=0.019608,0.033023&hnear=6744+Seaview+Blvd,+Hudson,+Florida+34667&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=6

    There is an old gravel pit that is fairly deep just outside of Tampa, Florida that is also right next to a canal with gulf access. It is fairly secluded and undeveloped (there are a few buildings on the lot).

    I believe the last time someone inquired, they wanted around $2 million for the whole site but it may have come down.

    Former things they wanted to do at the site were to have a water walk center there where boaters come up and park their boat and stop at restaurants and shops, etc.

    They wanted to set it up as a port for large ships but needed to dredge the canal for deeper boats.

    I see it as a perfect opportunity to test flat water ideas where you can test out living conditions while still having easy access to shore. Then once something is tested it can be transferred to the gulf of Mexico where the seas are slightly choppy, then further for final testing.

    The city where it resides is unincorporated so the legality is relaxed. The county commissioners encourage getting the land used.

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    Would it be possible to buy a small piece of the land around the quarry? Or is it an all or nothing deal?

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    Would it be possible to buy a small piece of the land around the quarry? Or is it an all or nothing deal?

    It is all owned by the same person/company…so I suspect that they would probably go all or nothing.

    The only information I have about the $2 million price is from rumors a few years ago where someone was saying that Six Flags wanted to buy the land and a few people tried to track the rumors down only to find out that it was false. But when it was all said and done the person/company released a letter saying that though there was no Six Flags offer, they would entertain all offers and that the price was around $2 million.

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    #16688
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    Elwar wrote:

    The only information I have about the $2 million price is from rumors a few years ago where someone was saying that Six Flags wanted to buy the land and a few people tried to track the rumors down only to find out that it was false. But when it was all said and done the person/company released a letter saying that though there was no Six Flags offer, they would entertain all offers and that the price was around $2 million.

    I’m not sure that a simple trial area is worth $2 million. If your platforms are able to be floated then returned to land, then you can float them into a body of water (like the Salton Sea) then return them when the local authorities complain.

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    Chucker wrote:

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