Fire Station 8 was built in 1983. Prior to that, this area of the county was covered either by Martin County Fire Rescue or by station 2 on Seaway Drive. Within Zone 8, there are 40 residential high-rise condominiums and two large manufactured home communities (Nettles Island Resort and Holiday Out). Residents are slowly replacing their old mobile homes and manufactured homes with regularly constructed homes, but these zero lot-lined homes are usually 2 stories high, thus doubling and tripling the current fire load potential. There are also eight other smaller developments consisting of homes, townhomes and duplexes. Zone 8 has the St. Lucie County/FP&L Nuclear Power Plant within its boundaries and a water treatment plant as well as four small strip plazas, five restaurants, a few stand-alone businesses, and a golf course with country club. This zone has fourteen miles of coastline with nine public beach accesses.