Jason McLarty

Chambers of commerce weigh in on signage rules

Chambers of commerce weigh in on signage rules

Representatives of chambers of commerce across Santa Rosa County weighed in on the signage debate May 29 during a joint meeting with county staff with the goal of finding fixes for the Land Development Code. Read the full article in the June 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or […]

Volleyball goes on despite unresolved shorebird issues

Volleyball goes on despite unresolved shorebird issues

Bulldog Beach Volleyball held its inaugural tournament Sunday for new volleyball courts built alongside the Springhill Suites on Navarre Beach. The successful beach volleyball program is an arm of Navarre Beach Sports and Recreation LLC, owned by volleyball professional Judd Smith and Kim Larson. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre […]

Navarre Hotel plan moves forward again

Navarre Hotel plan moves forward again

Construction plans are back on the table for a new hotel in Navarre following the reissuance of a development order for the land from Santa Rosa County. Located between Tommy Snowballs and the foreclosed Helen Back Again property, the 2 acres are owned by 8600 Nav Parkway LLC, licensed to Narendra Patel of Destin. Read […]

Townhome complex planned for 98

Townhome complex planned for 98

Developer D.R. Horton plans to build 78 townhomes on 6 acres along U.S. Highway 98 in west Navarre, but the project will require special approval from the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board. Roughly 1,000 feet east of Edgewood Drive on the south side of 98, the new development would abut the existing Sound Retreat subdivision. […]

Car wash site back on market

Car wash site back on market

It may not be a car wash after all. “A Proper Wash” signs have been taken down from property at the corner of Harvest Village Court and U.S. Highway 98 and tucked behind the “for sale” signs. Santa Rosa County had approved plans for construction of a tunnel-style car wash with self-service vacuuming stations, but […]

New courts on Navarre Beach could disrupt nesting

New courts on Navarre Beach could disrupt nesting

Work is underway to bring new volleyball courts to Navarre Beach, but feathery residents and conservation laws could derail that project – and the tourist revenue that would come with it. Plans call for construction of 10 to 15 volleyball courts on the vacant property directly west of the Springhill Suites by Marriott. Read the […]

Race to the car wash

Race to the car wash

  Navarre is getting two car washes within two blocks of each other based on county documents, and a third car wash is planned for a site less than 6 miles away. Two of the planned car washes will be Ronny’s Car Washes. Ronny’s is a chain of tunnel-style automated car washes that had locations […]

Dewey Destin restaurant in the works

Dewey Destin restaurant in the works

Construction of a new restaurant next to Navarre Family Watersports along U.S. Highway 98 is inching closer. The development order has been issued and site plans approved by county staff for a new restaurant at 8673 Navarre Parkway. Read the full article in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Highway 98’s changing face

Highway 98’s changing face

Two more commercial developments have received development orders along U.S. Hwy. 98, a Walmart Neighborhood Market and Navarre Gardens Assisted Living Facility, furthering a trend of growth in business along the corridor. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

No progress, time frame for sound-side hotel

No progress, time frame for sound-side hotel

Though initial indications pointed to developers building a hotel in the empty lot on Navarre Parkway between Tommy’s Sno-balls and Helen Back Again Navarre, dragging feet might indicate the project is a no go. Building plans for the property at 8600 Navarre Parkway were submitted to the county Planning and Zoning Department and returned to […]

New Walmart confirmed for Navarre

New Walmart confirmed for Navarre

The grocery store planned to be constructed on Navarre Parkway across from Joybrook Road will be a Walmart Neighborhood Market according to building plans submitted for the project in September to the Santa Rosa County Development Services office. Jason McLarty with Development Services said there has not been an official start date set for construction […]