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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021 1 month ago

Flagler County approves proposals for Plantation Bay, Hunter's Ridge developments

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The 73-unit addition to Plantation Bay would have a density of 3.16 units per acre.
by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor

Flagler County commissioners on Sept. 20 unanimously approved a site development plan for a 73-unit single-family-home community in western Plantation Bay.

The 40-acre development would have a density of 3.16 units per acre. Lots would be at least 50 feet wide and at least 6,500 square feet each.

The community, off Stirling Bridge Drive, will be linked to U.S. 1 through an extension to Bay Drive, which is under construction now.

Hunter’s Ridge phasing plan eliminated

A new amendment to plans for the Hunter’s Ridge development in unincorporated southern Flagler County eliminates phasing for the project and slightly alters development requirements.

The Flagler County Commission voted unanimously to approve the Development of Regional Impact amendment, this development’s fifth, at a meeting on Sept. 20.

The elimination of the phased approach is the biggest change, Flagler County Growth Management Director Adam Mengel said, and the alterations aren’t substantial enough to require review by state agencies.

The amendment also deletes a requirement for a public access easement on Durrance/Strickland Lane: The developer had tried to create one and the original Development of Regional Impact had required one, but varying ownerships along the road had made that infeasible, the applicant’s representative said at the meeting.

References to an aerial fire truck in the Development of Regional Impact’s language have also been changed to simply reference a fire truck, without requiring an aerial.

The projected build-out date for the development is November 2035.

Survey seeks opinions on public transportation

The Center for Urban Transportation Research is surveying Flagler County residents about their opinions on the county’s public transportation needs. 

The survey is part of the process of developing a Transit Development Plan, which is required by the Florida Department of Transportation and can be used by the county to secure project funding. 

The plan is updated every five years, and the latest update must be adopted by the County Commission by Dec. 1. To take the survey, go to https://tinyurl.com/FlaglerTransit.

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