See why big news about Buc-ee’s may be coming very soon, after vote

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Mega-travel center chain Buc-ee’s could be just days away from owning land at the southeast corner of Indrio Road and Interstate 95, according to the developer who currently owns the land.

That location — where Buc-ee’s already has submitted a site plan to build a 73,000-square-foot retail facility — was part of the planned Indrio & I-95 development until a unanimous vote by the County Commission Tuesday.

Buc-ee's in Daytona Beach

The commission voted to remove 36 acres nearest the intersection from the wider 837-acre development, planned under the county’s town designation. Building a Buc-ee’s would not have been possible under that designation.

The commission action also paved the way for a new fire station and K-8 school planned for the development, said Gustavo Lumer, the developer who owns the property. In consultation with the Fire District and School District, those buildings were moved to a part of the development further from the Buc-ee’s site. The fire station and the school both now would be located on Johnston Road south of Indrio Road.

A map shows the proposed location of a future Buc-ee's, in the upper left hand corner shaded in blue, alongside other aspects of the surrounding Indrio & I-95 development. The two properties were separated by the County Commission on July, 9, 2024.

Now that the 36 acres is separate from the remaining 798 acres, it can be sold to Buc-ee’s, said Lumer. That sale is set to take place “in the coming days,” Lumer said. The commission vote was crucial to it moving forward, he added.

“We were waiting for this approval,” Lumer said of the sale to the Texas-based company. “It’s happening any day now. Maybe (Thursday). It depends on the attorneys.”

The site plan submitted by Buc-ee's to St. Lucie County on Feb. 13, 2024, showing over 100 gas pumps and nearly 800 total parking spaces.

Once the land is sold, Lumer said, he expects the company to move quickly. It already is in the midst of a county site-plan approval process that Lumer said could be wrapping up.

“It’s happening now. They’re almost done,” Lumer said. “I think it’ll be in the next month or two months when you’ll see the latest approvals from them.”

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