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Ormond Beach Observer Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 5 months ago

Don’t be pierless

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Writer hopes to build interest in an ocean pier.
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Dear Editor:

My family recently purchased an oceanfront condo in Ormond-by-the-Sea. We always enjoyed the area, having visited a few times in the past 15+ years, but since spending some time there these past six months, we have really grown to love the area. One thing we noticed early on was the lack of an oceanfront pier, similar to Flagler Beach or Cocoa Beach. We then discovered that Ormond Beach once had a pier that was demolished after falling into disarray. We started wondering how we could generate some interest to get the funding and approvals to have a pier constructed. Ormond City Commissioner Troy Kent has recently voiced his interest in the planning and construction of a new pier. How can we generate enough interest and support to get a pier constructed? It would surely enhance the Ormond Beach community and create economic development opportunities. I recently posed this idea on NextDoor and within 24 hours there were dozens of replies and support for this effort. Maybe your connections and relationships can assist in this endeavor? 

 

Andy Nicol

Ormond Beach

(Editor’s Note: NextDoor is a website.)

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