Although there are still some technical issues pending, the Buc-ee’s project in the World Golf Village area near St. Augustine is on the path to eventual approval.
And in Daytona Beach, construction on the store planned for the northeast corner of Interstate 95 and LPGA Boulevard could begin as early as this year.
The chain of jumbo-sized gas station/gift shops has a massive following around the South (mostly Texas), but the St. Johns County project has encountered quite a bit of local push back due to size and traffic concerns.
However, because of the zoning near the International Golf Parkway-I-95, Buc-ee’s doesn’t need any special approval from the St. Johns County Commission or any other board.
The property’s land use designation is Mixed Use and the zoning is Planned Unit Development within the World Commerce Center PUD, which allows for retail, commercial and industrial development, including gas stations.
The 104-pump gas station with a 52,600-square-foot store must simply follow the development rules as established by state and county codes. The representatives of Buc-ee’s are currently engaged in that process with the county and fully intend to make the project work.