Nov 18, 2021

Daytona Beach, Florida's, Closed Indigo Lakes Golf Course Considers Redevelopment

Among the concerns brought forward by residents is a loss in property value, spikes in traffic or insufficient water service.

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Indigo Lakes, Florida, residents are pushing back at a new proposal to build new single-family homes, townhomes, offices, light industrial space and a senior citizen living facility on the shuttered 250-acre golf course in their neighborhood.

Attorney Chris Roper and Orlando planning consultant Jim Hall plan to file their rezoning application with the city in a month or two, reported The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

They said they will try to incorporate into their plans the comments and questions they have received. City commissioners will decide whether the plan is approved, but a vote being cast is months away. Another neighborhood meeting will be required as well.

Among the concerns brought forward by residents is a loss in property value, spikes in traffic or insufficient water service, reported The Daytona Beach News-Journal. 

The Indigo Lakes course was built in 1976. From 2013 to 2016, membership at the golf course plummeted by 81%, according to Roper. 

Indigo Lakes currently has 431 single-family homes and 70 condominiums. The new proposal wants to add: 252 single-family homes; 188 townhomes; a 120-bed assisted living facility; 130,000 square feet of business space including light industrial uses; 100,000 square feet of office space; and 6,000 square feet of commercial space. 

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The latest plan proposes using the full 250-acre golf course and only leaving some green space. This green space would buffer current homeowners and ponds that would be needed for storm water drainage, reported The Daytona Beach News-Journal. 

The proposal wants to fill the golf course land on the north end of the neighborhood with single-family homes and a clubhouse. The center of the neighborhood would include more single-family homes, townhomes, a community center and commercial, office and service space. In the southeast area of the neighborhood fronting Williamson Boulevard there would be office space, and more business space could be located just east of Interstate 95. In the southwest area of the neighborhood, there could be more townhomes and an adult congregate living facility, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

The development plan does want to keep some existing trees on the golf course. 

The proposal aims to redevelop the property with a mixed-use project that will complement both the adjacent residential as well as the newer development occurring along the Interstate 95 corridor. 

Over the past decade there have been at least three other attempts to cover some of the shuttered course’s 250 acres with new homes and businesses.

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