A proposed new resort in downtown Flagler Beach just west of Veterans Park earned original approval from the Flagler Beach front Metropolis Commission on Thursday, Dec. 10.
“I believe it is likely to benefit all of us enterprise entrepreneurs in the downtown location, and I imagine, ideally, it will be the kickstart to other redevelopment in the downtown of Flagler Seaside.”
— DENNIS BAYER
The commission unanimously accredited a unique exception application that will enable the placement of a lodge on a 1.38-acre parcel off Moody Boulevard, bordered by North Central Avenue and South Daytona Avenue and presently applied for the Flagler Seaside farmers current market. The web page is divided from A1A by Veterans Park.
The commission’s decision concerned the query of irrespective of whether a lodge would be an correct use of the home, rather than the particulars of the individual proposal. A a lot more detailed level of evaluate will adhere to immediately after the developer submits a site prepare.
The land is zoned basic industrial, and even though that zoning designation allows for resorts, they slide within a special class of makes use of that must undertake a secondary layer of evaluate and approval.
The land experienced been the web page of the Flagler Beach front Hotel from 1925 to 1972 and is now owned by Zoee Forehand, the owner of the Z Wave Surf Shop.
The proposed two-story, 97-home resort building would be built by Anjon Vacation resort Households and would also have a tavern. Ten townhomes would also be made on the site.
A management firm has not nevertheless been named, but private talks with a national resort chain have been underway when the city’s Organizing and Architectural Critique Board gave the proposal its unanimous vote of aid on Dec. 1.
Only 1 resident expressed opposition at the Dec. 10 conference to the proposed resort, declaring she was concerned that it would effect roadway traffic and enhance pedestrian site visitors that damages the beach dune. No customers of the community had expressed opposition to the proposal at the PAR Board conference.
Commissioners questioned a handful of temporary procedural queries of employees right before their vote.
“We all realized sooner or afterwards that that industrial piece of property was going to be formulated,” local attorney Dennis Bayer stated at the Dec. 10 meeting, “and I assume the Forehands have genuinely absent the further mile to find the appropriate proposal for the property. … It’s last but not least going to give us that enhance for our community redevelopment location that is actually been stagnant due to the fact the recession. It’s going to really support bring in the revenue that we can use to support revitalize downtown, give extra parking, comprehensive the under-grounding of the utilities and all the other issues that will make us a essential downtown location that will be a profit to the local community.”