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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 3 years ago


ALSO: Some private homes are now landmarks
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

City to get welcome signs

Welcome signs at entry points to the city are on schedule to be constructed. Approval of the signs was received from FDOT in September and the project went out for bids.

At their Jan. 19 meeting, the City Commission authorized a contract with A.M. Weigel Construction Inc. for fabrication and installation of the signs for $97,124. The city also had to pay FDOT a deposit of $7,045 for repairs if the signs are ever removed.

The four locations in FDOT right-of-ways will be on U.S. 1, Nova Road, State Road 40 and State Road A1A; and signs will also be installed on the walls of the Interstate 95 overpass at State Road 40.

City Manager Joyce Shanahan told the commissioners at the meeting that the signs should be done by midspring.


Historic building study planned


The city has issued a Request for Qualifications to find an individual or firm to do a feasibility study on the stabilization and rehabilitation for three historic structures, the MacDonald House, 38 E. Granada Blvd.; the Ames House, 173 S. Beach St.; and the former fire house, 160 E. Granada Blvd. The RFQ will open Jan. 24 and close on Feb. 26.

The feasibility study will aid the City Commission in the creation of a Historic Preservation Plan, which is included in the city strategic plan developed last year.

“The study will provide needed data for the possible inclusion of the resources into the city’s Comprehensive Plan, which could address and identify the historically significant structures for the purpose of recognition and possible conservation and/or rehabilitation,” according to documents with the Jan. 19 City Commission agenda.


Three houses now landmarks


The City Commission added three properties to the list of Ormond Beach Historic Landmarks List at their Jan. 19 meeting. The properties are the “Nathan Cobb Cottage,” 137 Orchard Lane; and two properties owned by the same family located at 639 and 659 John Anderson Drive.

To add a property to the list, it is necessary to amend the city’s Land Development Code, which the officials approved.

The houses on John Anderson Drive were built in the early 1900s and the Nathan Cobb Cottage was built using material from a ship that wrecked in 1896.


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