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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 9 months ago

Warehouse under construction on Hand Avenue in Ormond Beach

Also in City Watch: Neighborhood meeting for The Courtyards scheduled for Nov. 3.
by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

A new building has sprung up on Hand Avenue, near the intersection of Nova Road.

Volusia County Community Information Director Kevin Captain said in an email that a warehouse for air conditioning equipment is being built at 1082 Hand Ave. in unincorporated Ormond Beach. The warehouse will span about 40,000 square feet and will be used by the Goodman Air Conditioning and Heating company.

An online listing by Selby Realty shows that the lot  spans 5.71 acres and is zoned B-5 Heavy Commercial. It is listed for  $1.8 million.

MDSS Inc. sold the property to CIVF V — FL1W05 LLC, a Delaware based company addressed to Cabot Properties in Boston, for $1.4 million on Jan. 10.

City Commissioner Dwight Selby is a registered agent of MDSS Inc. The land last sold in 1999 for $770,000, according to the Volusia County Property Appraiser. It features some frontage on Nova Road.

The Courtyards seeks PBD

A new apartment complex is in the works for Ormond Beach. 

About three weeks after the City Commission approved 3-1 a comprehensive land use amendment for the Courtyards project between Highland and Dix Avenues, landowner CST Holdings LLC will be holding a neighborhood meeting to present the site plan. 

The Planned Business Development and Planned residential application seeks to allow 48 multi-family units and 12,000 square feet of commercial, the notice reads.

The meeting is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Ormond Beach Public Library, located at 30 S. Beach St.

City looking into OBE parking woes

Parking lot signage improvements may be coming soon to Ormond Beach Elementary. 

A city staff report from Oct. 25, states that staff met with School Board staff and the OBE Principal over concerns of people using OBE’s parking lot during school hours. The concerns included safety and general public getting caught in school release traffic. 

A possible alternative may be to allow business employees to park in designated spaces, the report reads.

Staff intends to present Ormond MainStreet with a concept in November, and final action by the City Commission at its Dec. 3 meeting.

Jarleene Almenas is the associate editor for the Ormond Beach Observer. She has been with the newspaper since 2017 after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Prior to coming to the Observer, she worked with various Central...

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