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Governor Awards $2.7M to Fort Pierce for King's Landing Infrastructure Improvements

Governor - "We anticipate that this project alone will end up attracting about 13-hundred jobs to the area and will have a fiscal impact of over $5-million dollars.”

Fort Pierce - Tuesday August 30, 2022: The King’s Landing project in the City of Fort Pierce got a shot in the arm today (Tuesday) from Governor DeSantis who presented a check to Mayor Linda Hudson to help pay for infrastructure improvements needed to get the development underway.

“We’re proud today to be able to award $2.7 million dollars to the City to re-develop the 8-acre King’s Landing site,” said the Governor at the check presentation ceremony that took place at the Second Street Bistro near the project site in downtown Fort Pierce.

The money comes from the State’s Job Growth Grant Fund and will be used to pay for some infrastructure improvements. "This will help the city reconstructed aging utility infrastructure, re-construct a portion of Indian River Drive, make pedestrian safety enhancements, and improve the Morris Creek Bridge.”

The King’s Landing project is a $140 million-dollar development that got final approval from the City Commissioners last February. It’ll rise on the site of the old King Power Plant between Indian River Drive and Second Street. It includes a 140- room hotel, restaurants, shops, 114 residences and permission for building height to rise to 11-stories instead of 8 stories now.

It is expected to create up to 13-hundred new jobs in Fort Pierce and have a fiscal impact of over $5-million dollars.

Treasure Coast State Representative Dana Trabulsy thanked the Governor and the City of Fort Pierce and the St. Lucie County Economic Development Council who she said worked together to make it happen.

"Its going to bring to our community, " said Trabulsy. "its going to bring entrepreneurship to our community, and its going to bring small businesses to our community.”