FLAGLER Beach — The Flagler Beach Organizing and Architectural Overview Board unanimously encouraged approving a special exception for a 97-space lodge undertaking slated for South Central Avenue and Point out Highway 100 across from Veterans Park.
The task, proposed by Anjon Vacation resort Houses in Copper Town, Florida, is for a unified progress consisting of a hotel resort-oriented sophisticated supplemented by 10 townhomes. The townhomes will be presented as condominiums for residential and/or family vacation resort dwellings.
The proposal states the resort vacation resort will have 97 rooms. The advanced will feature a number of facilities include an party area, a pool, sunshine decks, viewing decks, room for inside and exterior public art display screen and an oversized foyer that opens to an arcade in and about the corner perimeter of the resort entry location. Onsite parking will be accessible for 142 spaces.
For the duration of Tuesday’s conference, area officials explained how the project would advantage the local community.
“There’s no denying that tourism is the coronary heart of Flagler Beach and what drives the overall economy and contributes to the excellent of everyday living,” said Amy Lukasik, executive director for the county’s tourism place of work. “Just so the community knows there is a bed tax that is imposed for everyone that stays in a quick-phrase rental. Those people resources are fully commited back into the county.”
Lukasik said the cash go towards advertising, promoting and promotions such as the Dodge the Dunes Marketing campaign.
“We add to the Flagler Beach front Historical Museum,” stated Lukasik. “And sure, the tourism business office pays for the Fourth of July fireworks — $25,000 — each and each individual calendar year. And I must say the visitors fork out for all those fireworks. We also contributed to cash projects into the community these types of as yr-close enhancements and restore over $450,000, and an $8 million beach front renourishment bond.”
Lukasik said tourism is critical to the fabric of Flagler Seashore.
“We will go on to produce that yearly bed tax from this venture and we will continue on to reinvest it into the community,” said Lukasik. “As of 2018, if tourism did not exist in Flagler County, just about every home would have to pay an more $301 for every 12 months in their taxes to preserve the present-day point out and area tax levels.”
A quantity of assets owners and inhabitants offered practically nothing but positive opinions to Zoee Forehand, who owns the land with her partner.
Resident and local business owner Scott Fox claimed this lodge undertaking is a have to have.
“This undertaking will fill a considerably-needed void and a absence of high quality lodging which supports our finest revenue stream and that’s tourism,” claimed Fox. “The hardest issue is to invite mates and spouse and children to take a look at our beach city only to mail them to Palm Coastline or St. Augustine thanks to our deficiency of inadequate lodging. That hurts enterprise for all of us.”
Fox mentioned the right folks are behind the project.
“This job suits the material of Flagler Beach everyday living,” said Fox. “I really don’t know if I have at any time read any person say a unfavorable word about Zoee. There just isn’t everyone else I would trust more to execute this task, to guarantee that its integrity is held nearby.”
Approximately 40 individuals, together with Flagler Seashore Commissioner Rick Belhumeur, Commissioner Deborah Phillips and Flagler Seaside Commission Chairwoman Jane Mealy, attended Tuesday’s meeting.
The Flagler Beach front Vacation resort venture will be on the agenda for the Dec. 10 Metropolis Fee meeting.