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BREAKING: Aldi grocery planned for corner of Ortega

BREAKING: Aldi grocery planned for corner of Ortega

Aldi grocery chain is planning a new location in Navarre according to documents filed with the county. Located at the corner of U.S. Highway 98 and Ortega street alongside Culvers, the roughly 19 acre parcel sold to Navarre 19 LLC in June 2018 for $3.29 million. Navarre 19 LLC is registered to Kraig Cruse and […]

UPDATE: 132 apartments slated for Tiger Point driving range

UPDATE: 132 apartments slated for Tiger Point driving range

UPDATE: This rezoning proposal was withdrawn from the agenda by the following email request from Joe Leibold of 3539 Gulf Breeze Parkway, LLC. No reason for the withdrawal was provided. Neighbors are riled at plans to develop a multi-family apartment complex in Tiger Point consisting of 132 units. The 13.24-acre property located east of Country […]

Special swine guest tries to sway Zoning Board

Special swine guest tries to sway Zoning Board

Supporters of miniature pigs in Santa Rosa County gained a victory last night after the Zoning Board voted 5 to 1 to recommend approval of allowing the pigs in subdivisions. They got a little help from a special guest. Currently, all pigs are considered livestock under county ordinance. While residents may have a pet pig […]

County considers legalizing mini pigs

County considers legalizing mini pigs

Pigs could be coming to subdivisions of Santa Rosa County under a proposed Land Development Code amendment set to be heard next month. Under the proposed change certain breeds of miniature pig would be allowed in residential recorded subdivisions said Planning and Zoning Director Shawn Ward. “In July 2018, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) […]

Site plan revealed for Navarre movie theater development

Site plan revealed for Navarre movie theater development

Preliminary site plans for a commercial shopping complex in Navarre were revealed Thursday. The development of a vacant 33 acre parcel at the north western corner of Highway 87 and U.S. Highway 98 was announced in February.  The site plans were included in an application for land development code variances by property owner Navarre Beach […]

Holley Navarre Water System President James Calkins resigns

Holley Navarre Water System President James Calkins resigns

After his contentious appointment to the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board Thursday, James Calkins resigned as the President of the Holley Navarre Water System Board of Director in a letter emailed to fellow board members and water system staff Friday. In the letter Calkins wrote he would no longer be able to fulfill his duties […]

Hotel construction planned along Navarre Parkway

Hotel construction planned along Navarre Parkway

Despite lengthy delays, construction of a new hotel along Navarre Parkway near the eastern foot of the Navarre Beach Bridge could be underway soon. Owners of the vacant parcels between Tommy Snowballs and the foreclosed Helen Back Again have filed for a variance to allow construction of the multistory hotel closer to the property lines. […]

New apartments, subdivision planned for Navarre

New apartments, subdivision planned for Navarre

Navarre could see a new apartment complex and new subdivision development along Whispering Pines Blvd. pending county approval. The Zoning Board will consider rezoning roughly 108 acres of property Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. If approved the property is planned for a new 164 unit apartment complex called Sanctuary Apartments as well as a new […]

Topaz Beach clears lease potential snag

Topaz Beach clears lease potential snag

County commissioners approved a request to amend the lease on a seven-acre Navarre Beach parcel to allow construction of the proposed 66-house Topaz Beach subdivision, but the project hit a snag last night. The Zoning Board voted against two measures that would have altered setbacks on the property, allowing for more units to fit in […]

Indoor playground coming to Navarre McDonald’s

Indoor playground coming to Navarre McDonald’s

The McDonald’s at 8644 Navarre Parkway has filed with Santa Rosa County to expand their facility to include an enclosed playground. The fast food joint has filed for a variance to allow the structure to be built within 35 feet of the front property line instead of the legal 50 foot setback. Building plans submitted […]

Get to know the Zoning Board

Get to know the Zoning Board

Created in 2011, the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board governs how land is used in Santa Rosa County. Whether building a grocery store in a neighborhood or digging a pit in the backyard, you will likely have to fill out a request with the Zoning Board. The board consists of two members for each district […]

Auto Depot conditional-use request denied

Auto Depot conditional-use request denied

When Andy Pike opened Auto Depot on Highway 87 south in Navarre in March it was on one of the three lots he was leasing for the business directly in front of Navarre Auto Repair. The lot was originally approved for used car sales for eight vehicles in 2012. The business grew quickly and Pike […]

Bike plan awaits county approval

Bike plan awaits county approval

The Santa Rosa Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is finished and is now awaiting approval from the county zoning board. The plan, which is focused on making the south end of the county more bicycle and pedestrian friendly, will be presented to the zoning board Thursday. If approved, the plan will go before the county commissioners two […]

Boardwalk, proposed RV storage facility request variances

Boardwalk, proposed RV storage facility request variances

The county’s zoning board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Santa Rosa County Administrative Complex in Milton. Scott Christopher of Affinity Investments LLC is seeking a conditional use and variances for property at 2209 Highway 87 South. Christopher is requesting the conditional use to allow a boat and RV storage within Highway Commercial Development/Heart of Navarre […]

Dabney denied appointment to zoning board

Dabney denied appointment to zoning board

District 2 Commissioner Bob Cole Jan. 20 made a last-minute addition to the county commission meeting agenda – the appointment of one of his campaign contributors to the zoning board. But Cole’s motion to appoint Navarre businessman James Dabney was rejected in a 3-2 vote. Cole’s motion also angered residents, who accused him of intentionally […]

Inflatable slide OK’d for 24 months

Inflatable slide OK’d for 24 months

The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board voted Aug. 14 to recommend allowing a large inflatable slide to operate at East River Smokehouse for 24 months. All board members voted to support the measure with the exception of David Powell, who abstained from voting because as an attorney he represented the applicant. The zoning board’s recommendation will next be […]