Florida Commissioners Approve RV Park
The Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 7 approved a zone change to allow the Silver Palms RV park on an 88-acre site in the eastern portion of the county, according to Newszap Florida.
The 509 lots, which developers say will be larger than the usual RV lot, will be sold to RV owners. Planning official Bill Royce said this proposed use would have a lower impact than other possible uses.
Amenities will include shuffleboard, tennis, bocce and horseshoe courts, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi spa, fitness center, billiards room, library, a private lounge for owners and a 9,000-square-foot clubhouse which would serve as a hurricane shelter.
Realtor Brandon Tucker presented the case for the developers, Okeechobee Development LLC. The RV park would be developed in three phases. The main entrance will be from U.S. 441 S., with a turn lane to be constructed on Florida Department of Transportation right of way. Tucker said the developers have discussed water and sewer connections with the Okeechobee Utility Authority. There is a nearby sewer lift station that can serve the RV park and Tucker said there was adequate sewer and water capacity. The RV park will contain RV and boat storage for the owners.
Tucker stressed that the developers want to be good neighbors and are planning for buffering for residential areas that border the site.
At the completion of development, maintenance will be maintained by a homeowners association.