BRIGHTLINE WILL PLACE UNDUE HARDSHIP ON TREASURE COAST | GUEST COLUMN

Publish Date: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 9:45am

THE MARTIN COUNTY REALTORS OF THE TREASURE COAST APPLAUDS THE RECENT LEGAL ACTIONS BY MARTIN COUNTY, says Martin County REALTORS president H.B. Warren. Since the earliest stages of All Aboard Florida's plans to provide passenger rail, the Martin County Realtors organization has carefully examined the project's implications to property values and select infrastructure and expressed their concerns regarding safety, delays, diminishing waterfront home values and negatively impacting Martin County's ad valorem budget.

The Martin County Realtors understand how a high-speed passenger rail project would be beneficial, but only "if properly executed and performed in accordance with the highest safety standards and utmost respect for the regard of the individually impacted communities."

Warren also comments that if the project had originally been pushed west, the "lawsuits doggedly pursued by Martin and Indian River counties may very well have never been filed."

Read more from Martin County Realtor president H.B. Warren here.

The original Guest Column was published by the TC Palm.

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