FLAGLER Beach — The Flagler Seashore Organizing and Architectural Assessment Board unanimously advisable approving a specific exception for a 97-room hotel task slated for South Central Avenue and Condition Street 100 across from Veterans Park.
The project, proposed by Anjon Resort Properties in Copper City, Florida, is for a unified development consisting of a lodge vacation resort-oriented advanced supplemented by 10 townhomes. The townhomes will be presented as condominiums for residential and/or vacation resort dwellings.
The proposal states the lodge vacation resort will have 97 rooms. The complicated will attribute a range of facilities consist of an party home, a pool, sunlight decks, viewing decks, space for inside and exterior public art exhibit and an outsized lobby that opens to an arcade in and about the corner perimeter of the lodge entry location. Onsite parking will be offered for 142 areas.
All through Tuesday’s meeting, local officials explained how the venture would reward the group.
“There’s no denying that tourism is the coronary heart of Flagler Seashore and what drives the economic climate and contributes to the quality of life,” stated Amy Lukasik, government director for the county’s tourism office. “Just so the public knows there is a mattress tax that is imposed for any one that stays in a short-expression rental. Those funds are committed again into the county.”
Lukasik explained the resources go toward advertising, advertising and marketing and promotions such as the Dodge the Dunes Marketing campaign.
“We lead to the Flagler Seashore Historical Museum,” claimed Lukasik. “And indeed, the tourism workplace pays for the Fourth of July fireworks — $25,000 — every and every single 12 months. And I should say the travelers pay back for all those fireworks. We also contributed to funds jobs into the local community these types of as year-stop improvements and restore over $450,000, and an $8 million seaside renourishment bond.”
Lukasik said tourism is vital to the cloth of Flagler Seashore.
“We will proceed to produce that yearly mattress tax from this task and we will continue to reinvest it into the community,” mentioned Lukasik. “As of 2018, if tourism did not exist in Flagler County, each residence would have to shell out an additional $301 for each year in their taxes to retain the existing state and regional tax degrees.”
A range of residence entrepreneurs and residents available practically nothing but positive responses to Zoee Forehand, who owns the land with her partner.
Resident and nearby organization owner Scott Fox stated this resort job is a want.
“This task will fill a considerably-essential void and a absence of high quality lodging which supports our best profits stream and that is tourism,” mentioned Fox. “The most difficult issue is to invite mates and spouse and children to pay a visit to our beach front town only to send them to Palm Coastline or St. Augustine due to our absence of inadequate lodging. That hurts business for all of us.”
Fox mentioned the suitable folks are behind the challenge.
“This task matches the material of Flagler Seaside daily life,” claimed Fox. “I really don’t know if I have ever read anyone say a adverse phrase about Zoee. There just isn’t anyone else I would rely on more to execute this venture, to guarantee that its integrity is saved local.”
Around 40 folks, such as Flagler Seaside Commissioner Rick Belhumeur, Commissioner Deborah Phillips and Flagler Beach front Commission Chairwoman Jane Mealy, attended Tuesday’s conference.
The Flagler Seaside Vacation resort undertaking will be on the agenda for the Dec. 10 City Commission conference.