It is with a heavy heart that we report that Gate has received approval from both the St. Johns River Water Management District and the City of St. Augustine to build their car wash next to the entrance of Fish Island Preserve.
With your help we were able to successfully stop them from building their stormwater retention pond ON Fish Island, but they have changed their plan to use an underground vaulted system to keep their runoff on site and gotten the necessary approvals to do so. While having a car wash directly next to the entrance of the Preserve will be a blight on the landscape, it is important to remember that together we saved Fish Island as a whole from clearcutting and becoming a housing development. Thank you again for all that you have done to help Save Fish Island.
Please direct all questions and concerns to David Birchim, the director of the City's Planning and Building Department, at [email protected].