Eva Armstrong Helps Keep Florida "Green"!
Joe Manausa Real Estate announced on Thursday that one of its associates is an integral part of a very large Real Estate transaction between Pinellas County and the State of Florida.
Eva Armstrong, of Joe Manausa Real Estate, is the point person on a three person team that is facilitating a transaction between the two counties and the State of Florida. The land in question is a 12,432 acre section of land which is named Cross Bar Ranch. The land is located in Pasco County but is owned by Pinellas County. Currently, the land has served to protect a well-field that provides water to residents of the Tampa Bay Area.
With the support of Pasco County, Pinellas County has decided to sell the land to the State of Florida's Florida Forever Program. As a result, the ranch will create a wildlife corridor of about 25,000 acres. The Ranch is made up of a variety of habitat types and includes lakes, pine forests, and wet and dry prairies. Twenty-three threatened and endangered species have been recorded on the site and the elusive whooping cranes have been seen recently taking up residence there as well.
In addition to preserving wild-life in Florida, the transaction is a large sale between Pinellas County and the Sate. The Pasco County Property Appraiser claims that the property is worth $178,000,000, however most agree that the property is worth closer to $240,000,000.