County officials and planning department staffers couldn'tconfirm to when Lowes will do the deal that would bring600 new jobs to the area.

"Everybody in the market is talking about this deal but nobody,including Lowe's, has given anybody a firm go-ahead yet," a countystaffer tells on condition of anonymity. Lowe'sofficials couldn't be reached by press time.

The project would be the second largest of its kind next to the1.5 million-sf distribution center occupied by Kmart and built byOrlando developer Robert Mantovani in Ocala, FL 10 years ago.

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