A proposed new vacation resort in downtown Flagler Beach just west of Veterans Park earned first approval from the Flagler Seashore Town Fee on Thursday, Dec. 10.
“I imagine it is heading to profit all of us small business entrepreneurs in the downtown spot, and I feel, with any luck ,, it will be the kickstart to other redevelopment in the downtown of Flagler Seaside.”
— DENNIS BAYER
The commission unanimously authorized a exclusive 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 at present utilized for the Flagler Seashore farmers marketplace. The internet site is separated from A1A by Veterans Park.
The commission’s choice concerned the query of whether or not a resort would be an proper use of the house, rather than the particulars of the individual proposal. A far more detailed level of overview will comply with following the developer submits a internet site system.
The land is zoned normal business, and whilst that zoning designation allows for hotels, they slide in a special category of takes advantage of that have to go through a secondary layer of evaluation and acceptance.
The land had been the website of the Flagler Seaside 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-space lodge building would be designed by Anjon Vacation resort Homes and would also have a tavern. Ten townhomes would also be created on the web page.
A management company has not however been named, but confidential talks with a countrywide resort chain ended up underway when the city’s Setting up and Architectural Overview Board gave the proposal its unanimous vote of support on Dec. 1.
Only one particular resident expressed opposition at the Dec. 10 conference to the proposed vacation resort, indicating she was involved that it would impression roadway visitors and maximize pedestrian targeted visitors that damages the seashore dune. No users of the community had expressed opposition to the proposal at the PAR Board assembly.
Commissioners questioned a number of quick procedural questions of staff members in advance of their vote.
“We all knew faster or afterwards that that professional piece of assets was going to be formulated,” local lawyer Dennis Bayer explained at the Dec. 10 meeting, “and I feel the Forehands have definitely gone the extra mile to obtain the right proposal for the property. … It’s lastly likely to give us that strengthen for our neighborhood redevelopment spot that is seriously been stagnant given that the recession. It’s going to genuinely enable carry in the dollars that we can use to enable revitalize downtown, supply further parking, entire the below-grounding of the utilities and all the other issues that will make us a essential downtown space that will be a benefit to the local community.”