The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board April 9 approved several requests for the Navarre area, including a variance to allow a waterfront retail boardwalk on Santa Rosa Sound.
James Dabney of Navarre Marina and Boardwalk, LLC, was seeking three variances, but the board only approved two.
Dabney plans to construct a marina and retail boardwalk along the waterfront behind his restaurant, East River Smoke House, located at 8495 Navarre Parkway.
In a 4-3 vote, the zoning board denied Dabney’s request to reduce the right of way landscape strip from 10 to 5 feet. Colten Wright, Lonnie Hawkins and Scott Kemp voted in favor of the request. Alan Isaacson, Alice Brupbacher, Bill Dubois and Robin Edwards voted against it.
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