ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A major marina project is planned in St. Augustine. It is the St. Augustine Shipyard Project on the site of the former DESCO and Luhrs boat manufacturing site off of U.S. 1.
The site sat empty for years.
Bob Million is a co-owner and developer of the property.
"It's a unique site," he said. "You wouldn't be able to duplicate this anywhere in the area."
About a year ago, Million and a business partner bought it in a bankruptcy auction with plans to unlock its potential and turn it into a marine oriented merchant community.
He pointed to the large and former boat manufacturing building, "This building will actually be removed in its entirety and be reconstructed in this same airspace. It will be used for dry boat storage.