County Officials Host World Golf Village Meetings
St. Johns County hosted two public meetings in the County Auditorium in late September to listen to members of the public present ideas for the redevelopment of St. Johns County’s World Golf Village properties.
The meetings began with introductions from Commissioners Sarah Arnold and Roy Alaimo. St. Johns County Tourism and Cultural Development Director Tera Meeks and Deputy County Attorney Lex Taylor III facilitated both meetings, providing the opportunity for the public to share their thoughts in an open forum. County staff will now analyze public feedback to establish themes and present options with associated costs to County Commissioners for a comprehensive approach for the properties, according to a media release.
“I and all of us here at the County appreciate you coming tonight to share your input, which is so important and so valued,” Arnold said in the release. “The feedback you provided and will continue to provide on the potential uses of the World Golf Village properties is critical. It will aid myself, my colleagues on the Board, and all of our staff in making decisions on these incredible County assets.”
The properties that are open for public input include: World Golf Hall of Fame: a 64,113 square-foot multi-purpose facility; the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater: a 17,865 square-foot movie theater; PGA Tour Productions: a 32,329 square-foot Class-A office building; S. Legacy Trail: 36.07 acres of various parking lots, rights-of-way areas, landscaping, and lakes.
“We’re encouraged at how our community is engaged and interested in the World Golf Village properties and what the County should do with these properties,” Alaimo said in the release. “Public engagement is and will continue to be at the forefront for the Board of County Commissioners.”