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Eco Discovery Park loses bid for Jamestown Yacht Basin, but future of property is unclear

Eco Discovery Park loses bid for Jamestown Yacht Basin, but future of property is unclear

Eco Discovery Park was unsuccessful in its bid to purchase the Jamestown Yacht Basin Property Tuesday night, after the Board of Supervisors rejected a motion to sell the land to the park owner Steve Rose.

But what will happen to the land the park sits on remains to be seen, as the Board of Supervisors did not say yes or no to several alternative proposals to purchase the park, including one from a group of investors led by Marty Moliken, the owner/operator of James River Marina in Newport News.

The park, which has operated on the property since 2012, will close its doors on June 1, according to Rose. Rose had made an offer to purchase the property, valued at $3.5 million by...

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