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Classic Mile Farm and Training Center Rural Activity Center

In 1994, about 15 acres of the overall 540-acre property was designated Rural Activity Center (RAC), which allows for limited commercial development in the rural area. The owner of Classic Mile, Mr. Domenic Martelli, has requested that about five acres of the RAC be moved to front along W. Hwy 40, since the current RAC backs up to one of the horse barns and covers over one of the entrances to the farm on SW 140th Avenue.

According to the July 26, 2021, Marion County’s Planning and Zoning Agenda item, the shift of the RAC’s location will create a net increase of about 1.5 acres to result in an overall 15.13-acre RAC. This change to the Future Land Use Designation from Rural Land to RAC is about 5.2 acres. There is a subsequent decrease of RAC back to Rural Land of about 3.7 acres to create a net increase of 1.5 acres designated as RAC. The requested change in the RAC boundary will continue to comply with the RAC designation standards.

If there are no objections, this item will go on the consent agenda for the Marion County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on August 17th and be approved.

Here’s a link to the Marion County Calendar. As of August 6, the agenda for the BOCC meeting has not been posted.

https://marionfl.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Here’s a link to contact the Marion County Board of County Commissioners:

https://www.marionfl.org/our-county/board-of-county-commissioners

Questions About Conservation?

Contact Busy Shires, our Director of Conservation Strategies, by email or by phone 352-234-7175.