News and Notices

The Development Report lists pertinent information for all on-going projects in the City of Ormond Beach and provides the status of each.

The City of Ormond Beach Mural Program was approved on April 2, 2019 by the City Commission in coordination with the Ormond Beach Arts District, Inc to bring murals to the downtown area.

Posted August 22, 2019:

A neighborhood meeting has been scheduled for the proposed GoJuice project that proposes to construct a 160 square foot building with associated site improvements to be located at 762 South Atlantic Avenue.  GoJuice has an existing location in New Smyrna Beach and offers juices, smoothies, acai bowls and coffee.  The applicant has scheduled a neighborhood meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 30 South Beach Street (Ormond Beach Regional Library) beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The September 4, 2019 Board of Adjustment and Appeals has one case for their agenda.  The property owner at 185B Cardinal Drive is requesting a side yard setback of 8.3’ for a hard roof screened room, requiring a side yard variance of 11.7’ from the required 20’ setback to the side property line.

The September 4, 2019 City Commission has the following Planning related items:

  1. Plantation Oaks Annexation.
  2. 99 Portland Street, Stor-It Phase 2 rezoning and development order.
  3. Partial right-of-way vacations of Magnolia Street, Gower Street, Flagler Road (2nd reading).
  4. Courtyards, small scale land use amendment (2nd reading).
  5. 88 South Atlantic Avenue, Ocean Club rezoning and development order (2nd reading).

The September 12, 2019 Planning Board has the following items (the final agenda shall be set on August 29, 2019):

  1. Reflection Village: Special Exception amendment has been submitted by the Reflections Village Homeowners Association (HOA) to amend Resolution 1995-43 to remove a condition that the security gates shall remain open between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  2. 600 West Granada Boulevard, WaWa:  A Special Exception application has been submitted seeking to allow an electronic changeable copy sign for the display for gasoline prices at 600 West Granada Boulevard, the WaWa site under construction.
  3. 712 South Atlantic Avenue, Ocean Club Sportswear:  A Special Exception application for the Ocean Club Sportswear store at 712 South Atlantic Avenue to allow outdoor activities (display of retail merchandise) in front of the store in two areas that are each 32 square feet under certain conditions.
  4. Municode Land Development Code update:  This is an update and recodification of the Land Development Code performed by Municode Code Corporation.  The update includes an analysis of potential conflicts with state law, case law, and constitutional principles.  The amendment does not make any policy related Land Development Code amendments.

Posted August 15, 2019:

Planning staff attended the MainStreet Design Committee where a building improvement grant for the property at 100 West Granada Boulevard was reviewed. The site contains a former gas station that is sought to be redeveloped for a retail use with a new building façade. It is anticipated that this item would be reviewed by the City Commission on September 18, 2019. The Design Committee also reviewed a parking identification sign for the Ormond Beach Elementary parking lot.

Planning staff attended the Ormond Beach Arts District Mural Committee for the review of a mural application at 50 West Granada Boulevard for the rear wall, facing east and abutting the Ormond Garage project. It is anticipated that this item would be reviewed by the City Commission on September 18, 2019.

Planning staff has provided a copy of the draft Downtown Master plan update to the Community Redevelopment Agency taxing authorities for any review and comments. City staff and the consultant are making final changes to the document and intend to present the Master plan update to the City Commission on October 1, 2019.

Planning related items scheduled for the August 20, 2019 City Commission meeting:

Partial right-of-way vacations for (1) Magnolia Street, (2) Gower Street, and (3) Flagler Road associated with the Stor-It RV and Boat, Phase 2 Planned Business Development.

Courtyards land use amendment located at: (1) 135 North Yonge Street, (2) 145 North Yonge Street, (3) 195 Highland Avenue, and (4) 205 Highland Avenue, for a Small-Scale Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map amendment. The properties are a total of approximately six acres with 2.52­ acres designated with the land use of “Low Density Residential” and 3.48+ acres designated with the land use of “General Commercial”. The Small-Scale Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map amendment seeks to: (1) amend the designation of the 2.52+ acres from “Low Density Residential” to “Medium Density Residential”, increasing the residential density from 4.3 units per acre to 12 units per acre; (2) limit the allowed Floor Area Ratio (FAR) to 0.20 for the 2.52+ acres proposed to be designated “Medium Density Residential”; and (3) reduce the residential density within the 3.48+ acres currently designated “General Commercial” from the existing 32 units per acre to 22 units per acre.

Ocean Club PBD: a rezoning from B-4 (Central Business) to Planned Business Development (PBD) and issuance of a development order at 88 South Atlantic Avenue. The Ocean Club Ormond Beach Planned Business Development rezoning seeks to demolish the existing structure and re-construct a retail building of approximately 8,596 square feet and associated site improvements. The applicant seeks to (1) allow a rear yard wall waiver, (2) reduce the rear yard landscape buffer from 30’ to 15’, and (3) allow outdoor product display under certain conditions.

2nd reading: First Amendment to the North U.S. 1 Interlocal Service Boundary agreement to include the Plantation Oaks subdivision, including any enclaves surrounding the subdivision.

  • 2nd reading: 2260 Airport Road, land use amendment. The proposed amendment seeks to change the existing “Public Institutional” (PI) land use to the “Suburban Low Density Residential” (SLDR) land use designation to allow the construction of one single-family dwelling unit.

A Special Exception amendment has been submitted by the Reflections Village Homeowners Association (HOA) to amend Resolution 1995-43 to remove a condition that the security gates shall remain open between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The amendment seeks to allow the HOA to determine the times of gate closure based on the subdivision resident’s needs. This item shall be heard at the September 12, 2019 Planning Board meeting.

A Special Exception application has been submitted seeking to allow an electronic changeable copy sign for the display for gasoline prices at 600 West Granada Boulevard, the WaWa site under construction. This item shall be heard at the September 12, 2019 Planning Board meeting.

A Special Exception application has been submitted for the Ocean Club Sportswear store at 712 South Atlantic Avenue to allow outdoor activities (display of retail merchandise) in front of the store in two areas that are each 32 square feet under certain conditions. This item shall be heard at the September 12, 2019 Planning Board meeting.

A neighborhood meeting has been scheduled for the Climate Controlled Self-Storage project located at 263 South Nova Road. The project proposes to rezone the property at 263 South Nova Road from B-8 (Commercial) to PBD (Planned Business Development). The project proposes to construct climate controlled storage facility of approximately 90,000 square feet and associated site improvements. The applicant has scheduled a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 30 South Beach Street (Ormond Beach Regional Library) beginning at 6:00 p.m. The project has submitted a concept plan to the Site Plan Review Committee and an additional neighborhood meeting would be required with a complete site plan submittal. The goal of the meeting is to get input from surrounding property owners early in site plan process. As submitted, the project would require a rezoning to Planned Business Development with a neighborhood meeting (in addition to the meeting on August 27th), Planning Board review and City Commission action.

Posted August 2, 2019:

Planning staff has received a variance application to be heard on August 7, 2019 by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals for the property at 171 Oak Grove Street.  The property owner seeks to construct an 11’ x 28’ hard roof structure over an existing concrete patio requiring a variance of 4.7’ to the required 20’ rear yard setback for a final rear yard setback of 15.3. The agenda packet is at: https://www.ormondbeach.org/218/Board-of-Adjustment-Appeals.

Items that are scheduled for the August 8, 2019 Planning Board (https://www.ormondbeach.org/224/Planning-Board) are as follows:

  1. 906 North U.S. Highway 1, Window World.  The project is under code enforcement action and is seeking to allow the outdoor storage through the Special Exception process.
  2. 71 Orchard Lane.  A Land Development Code amendment to remove 71 Orchard Lane, a locally designated historic landmark from the City’s adopted Historic Landmarks List.
  3. 99 Portland Avenue.  Planned Business Development to expand the existing Stor-It RV and Boat to include Phase II consisting of construction of 106 Boat and RV storage parking spaces.
  4. Land Development Code amendment: amending Chapter 1, Article III, Section 1-22, Definitions of terms and words, adding an exemption to the definition of Tattoo Parlor for the application of permanent cosmetics exclusively for medical or dental purposes.
  5. Land Development Code amendment: amendment to Chapter 3, Performance Standards, Article IV, Sign Regulations, Section 3-47, Business premises signs, subsection(G), Electronic changeable copy signs, to allow electronic changeable copy signage for retail prices of gasoline that allows for such prices to be clearly visible and legible to drivers of approaching motor vehicles from a vantage point of any lane of traffic in either direction on a roadway abutting the gas station premises, consistent with Florida Statute 553.79(20) (a)(2), may be permitted by Special Exception.
  • Planning staff received a building improvement grant for the property at 100 West Granada Boulevard.  The site contains a former gas station that is sought to be redeveloped for a retail use with a new building façade.  It is anticipated that this item would be reviewed by the City Commission on September 18, 2019.
  • Planning staff received an application for a mural application at 50 West Granada Boulevard for the rear wall, facing east and abutting the Ormond Garage project. The Ormond Beach Arts District Mural Committee shall review the application on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. on the Ormond Beach Training Room. It is anticipated that this item would be reviewed by the City Commission on September 18, 2019.
  • The Monthly Development Report is available at https://www.ormondbeach.org/247/Development-Projects.

Posted July 11, 2019:

Municode Code Corporation has completed their review of the Land Development Code for consistency with Florida Statutes and internal consistency.  The amendments do not include any policy related changes and are recommendations from the Municode Code Corporation.  The Municode Code Corporation amendments shall be reviewed at the August 8, 2019 City Commission meeting.

Staff has received a site plan and rezoning application for the Ormond Grande project for a subdivision of 11.86 acres into 60 fee simple town home lots with common area and a private road.  Lot 61 as a 1.40 acre industrial lot. The site is located between North U.S. Highway 1 and the Ormond Lakes subdivision.  The site was previously approved and started construction but did not complete the project improvements.

Development related projects that are scheduled for the July 30, 2019 City Commission are as follows:

  1. 48 West Granada Boulevard, Special Exception for wall signage.  The Special Exception seeks to allow thirteen wall signs and one (1) projecting sign for a total of 245.98+square feet of building signage. 
  2. 220 East Granada Boulevard, Special Exception for outdoor activity. The Special Exception application seeks to allow the daily outdoor display and rental of two (2) surfboards under certain conditions.
  3. 1246 West Granada Boulevard, Special Exception for a drive-thru restaurant.  The Special Exception seeks to allow a 2,400 square feet Starbucks drive thru as part of a two tenant building of 3,800 square feet.

Development related projects that are scheduled for the August 7, 2019 (Wednesday) City Commission are as follows:

  1. Downtown master plan update draft shall be presented to the City Commission at a City Commission workshop.
  2. First Amendment to the North U.S. 1 Interlocal Service Boundary agreement to include the Plantation Oaks subdivision, including any enclaves surrounding the subdivision.
  3. Notice of intent for the partial right-of-way vacations for (1) Magnolia Street, (2) Gower Street, and (3) Flagler Road.  The right-of-way vacations are associated with the Stor-It RV and Boat, Phase 2 Planned Business Development.
  4. 2260 Airport Road, land use amendment.  The proposed amendment seeks to change the existing “Public Institutional” (PI) land use to the “Suburban Low Density Residential” (SLDR) land use designation to allow the construction of one single-family dwelling unit.

Planning staff has received a variance application to be heard on August 7, 2019 by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals for the property at 171 Oak Grove Street.  The property owner seeks to construct an 11’ x 28’ hard roof structure over an existing concrete patio requiring a variance of 4.7’ to the required 20’ rear yard setback for a final rear yard setback of 15.3’.

Items that are scheduled for the August 8, 2019 Planning Board (additional items may be added) are as follows:

  1. 906 North U.S. Highway 1, Window World.  The site is under code enforcement action and is seeking to allow the outdoor storage through the Special Exception process.
  2. 71 Orchard Lane.  A Land Development Code amendment to remove 71 Orchard Lane, a locally designated historic landmark from the City’s adopted Historic Landmarks List.
  3. Municode Code Corporation has completed their review of the Land Development Code for consistency with Florida Statutes and internal consistency.  The amendments do not include any policy related changes and are recommendations from the Municode Code Corporation for code consistency.
  4. 99 Portland Avenue.  Planned Business Development rezoning to expand the existing Stor-It RV and Boat to include a Phase II consisting of construction of 106 Boat and RV storage parking spaces and site improvements.

Posted July 1, 2019:

The July 11, 2019 Planning Board meeting has the following items on the agenda:

  1. An application submitted by Joe Hopkins, P.E., of The Performance Group (applicant), on behalf of the property owner 88 S. Atlantic Avenue, LLC, for a rezoning from B-4 (Central Business) to Planned Business Development (PBD) and issuance of a development order.   The Ocean Club Ormond Beach Planned Business Development rezoning seeks to demolish the existing structure and re-construct a retail building of approximately 8,596 square feet and associated site improvements.  The applicant seeks to (1) allow a rear yard wall waiver, (2) reduce the rear yard landscape buffer from 30’ to 15’, and (3) allow outdoor product display under certain conditions.  The subject property is located at 88 South Atlantic Avenue.
  2. An application submitted by James A. Stowers, Esquire on behalf of CST Holdings, LLC, for the properties at (1) 135 North Yonge Street, (2) 145 North Yonge Street, (3) 195 Highland Avenue, (4) 205 Highland Avenue for a Small-Scale Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map amendment.  The properties are a total of approximately 6 acres with 2.52+ acres designated with the land use of “Low Density Residential” and 3.48+ acres designated with the land use of “Commercial”.  The Small-Scale Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map amendment seeks to: (1) amend the designation of the 2.52+ acres from “Low Density Residential” to “Medium Density Residential”, increasing the residential density from 4.3 units per acre to 12 units per acre, (2) limit the allowed Floor Area Ratio (FAR) to 0.20 for the 2.52+ acres proposed to be designated “Medium Density Residential”, and (3) reduce the residential density within the 3.48+  acres currently designated “Commercial” from the existing 32 units per acre to 22 units per acre.

The Downtown Steering Committee concluded their review and recommendations for the Downtown master plan update.  The draft master plan update is scheduled to be presented to the City Commission on August 7, 2019 at a City Commission workshop.

A variance application has been submitted for the construction of a single-family house at 53 Wilmette Avenue.  The variance seeks to reduce the side yard setbacks to 10’ and 5’ for lot which is 50’ in width.  The application shall be heard on July 3, 2019 by the Board of Adjustment and appeals.

Planning staff has received a Land Development Code amendment to remove 71 Orchard Lane, a locally designated historic landmark from the City’s adopted Historic Landmarks List.  The structure at 71 Orchard Lane is also a nationally designated landmark with the National Register of Historic Places.  The structure has been certified as an unsafe structure and has been ordered to be demolished or repaired in accordance with the City’s unsafe building abatement ordinance.  The property owner has indicated that they will seek demolition.  The Land Development Code amendment shall be reviewed by the Historic Landmark Preservation Board on July 15, 2019.


The Antares Assisted Living Facility project is moving forward to construction.  The project shall construct an Assisted Living Facility of 124 units with 37 units designed specifically for memory care.  The building is a three story building along the Granada Boulevard frontage that transitions to a one story structure abutting the residential subdivision of Kings Crossings.  The total building size is 122,095 square feet.  The project has obtained an engineering permit for site work and has been approved for a building permit. Staff has been in contact with an abutting property owner and a member of the Kings Crossings Homeowner’s Association.  The project is currently establishing tree protection and silt fencing.  It is expected that construction would start in the next two to three weeks. 

Posted June 11, 2019:

A voluntary neighborhood meeting regarding associated with a Comprehensive Plan land use map application for the land at 135 and 145 North Yonge Street and 195 and 205 Highland Avenue is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Ormond Beach Public Library at 30 South Beach Street between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The land use application seeks to (1) Amend the land area of approximately 2.52 acres from “Low Density Residential” to “Medium Density Residential” and (2) restrict the residential units allows on the overall 6.0 acre parcel within the two land uses of “General Commercial” and proposed “Medium Density Residential” to 60 units.

Portions of the project have an expired Planned Business and Residential Development zoning designation associated with the Courtyards project. The project would require (after action on the land use amendment) Site Plan Review Committee review, a neighborhood meeting on the development project, Planning Board review and City Commission action for site development.

Posted June 7, 2019:

A neighborhood meeting has been scheduled for the Ocean Club project located at 88 South Atlantic Avenue. The project proposes to rezone the property at 88 South Atlantic Avenue from B-4 (Central Business) to PBD (Planned Business Development). The project proposes to demolish the existing structure and re-construct a retail building of approximately 8,596 square feet and associated site improvements. The project representatives have scheduled a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 30 South Beach Street (Ormond Beach Regional Library) beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Posted June 3, 2019:

The Monthly Development Report has been updated and can be found at: https://www.ormondbeach.org/247/Development-Projects.

The following items are scheduled for the June 13, 2019 Planning Board meeting:

  1. 1246 West Granada Boulevard (Shoppes on Granada, Phase 2) drive-thru restaurant.  The Special Exception seeks to allow drive thru restaurant (end user has not been identified) and associated site improvements.
  2. 48 West Granada Boulevard, wall signage.   The site is the Ormond Garage and is under renovations for a restaurant with a brewery.  The Special Exception is needed based on the number and sizes of the existing and proposed signage.
  3. 2260 Airport Road, land use map amendment. The administrative amendment seeks a land use change from “Public/Institutional” (P/I) to “Suburban Low Density Residential” (SLDR). 
  4. 220 East Granada Boulevard, outdoor activity.  This is a request to allow outdoor activity, (the display of two surfboards) in front of the building at 220 East Granada Boulevard.

The next Downtown Steering Committee shall be on June 26, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Anderson-Price building at 42 North Beach Street.  The Steering Committee shall review the final components of an updated master plan.