Beach subdivision approved by county

Development of a 66 home subdivision on Whitesands Boulevard on Navarre Beach cleared a final hurdle Thursday night in the form of an appeal brought before the County Commission.
Commissioners approved without objection the appeal of two variances previously denied by the zoning board that would reduce setbacks of the homes to be built on the property to roughly 3 feet in some places.
Though all of the commissioners said they were in favor of the development, commissioner Lane Lynchard asked that the board add a caveat that the setbacks of 15 feet along Whitesands Boulevard would remain unchanged.
Several neighbors of the development added their objections to the 72 letters of objection submitted to the county. They stated concerns ranging from diminished beach views to infrastructure problems to reduced bed tax incomes from the surrounding condos.
Many were the same that spoke at the zoning board meeting last month.
However present at this meeting but not at the zoning meeting were two members of public in favor of the development and one of the developments would-be residents.
For more information pickup the Dec. 15 edition of the Navarre Press.

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