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TRC approves small short-term rental subdivision and dental workplace, advances modification and plat request [PREMIUM]

LOCATION MAP for the Battle Creek Giant Scale Modification (LSA) (FLU 22-000012), a request coming earlier than the Walton County Technical Evaluation Committee on Nov. 16.


The Walton County Technical Evaluation Committee (TRC) has accepted a four-lot short-term rental subdivision and a dental workplace. The board members additionally superior a plat request, together with a large-scale modification involving 1,340 north Walton County acres, within the county evaluate course of.

The selections occurred on the TRC’s Nov. 16 common assembly at Freeport Commons.

Battle Creek LSA

The Battle Creek Giant Scale Modification was the most-discussed agenda merchandise. It is a request on behalf of Rupert Phillips and Battle Creek RV and Leisure Park, LLC, to vary the longer term land use from Public Services and Institutional to Normal Agriculture and the zoning district from Institutional to Normal Agriculture on 1,340 acres at 2546 Lady Scout Highway , two miles north of US 90 and south of Williams Highway, west of DeFuniak Springs.

The Normal Agricultural zoning district gives for small-scale agricultural actions and restricted supporting industrial actions, together with lively leisure makes use of, based on the Walton County Land Improvement Code (LDC), and a. Density of 1 dwelling unit per 10 acres is allowed within the requested zoning district, with an depth of 25 % allowable.

Introducing the request, Walton County Planning Supervisor Kristen Shell famous that the property was beforehand a woman scout camp, this being the rationale for the present future land use classification and zoning district. She stated the property is envisioned by the candidates as a “reasonably giant RV park.”

Shell reported {that a} employees evaluate had discovered the proposed modification to be typically in step with the Walton County Complete Plan (CP). “The one merchandise that’s missing is infrastructure,” she stated, explaining that the property just isn’t served by central water or sewer.

Shell stated {that a} CP coverage requires a growth on this scenario to place in a “plant or therapy facility that’s of a better normal than no matter current state rules are in place.” She really helpful transferring the request ahead topic to these circumstances and with the candidates being made conscious of the latter necessities.

Representing the candidates was Ray Greer, a planner from Tallahassee. I’ve seen that the lady scout camp property had been bought a number of years in the past and that the candidates needed to create one thing “extra distinctive,” ​​whereas utilizing a lot of the present camp infrastructure, in step with the unique intent of the camp property.

Steve Corridor, appearing county land use legal professional, spoke to the necessity for a developer settlement to be supplied by the candidates setting forth a dedication to maintain the depth and density on the property out of the floodplains on the property.

A number of residents in attendance addressed the committee members with technical considerations, together with the plans for entry to the property with the longer term growth, together with potential impacts of a sewer package deal plant on the close by Shoal River and doable detrimental impacts from 4 wheelers working on the property .

Mac Carpenter, TRC chairman and county planning and growth service director, thanked the residents however noticed that a lot of the feedback had been associated to future growth on the property, whereas the present request earlier than the committee was just for a land use and zoning change.

He emphasised that any growth proposal can be required to undergo a separate growth evaluate course of, with quite a few alternatives for enter from the general public.

The candidates had held a neighborhood assembly in July for info and public enter on plans for the property.

The land use/zoning district change itself can be required to undergo a evaluate/approval course of with hearings earlier than the Walton County Planning Fee and the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC), plus state company evaluate.

The committee members voted to maneuver the request ahead to planning fee evaluate, the subsequent step, topic to the developer settlement being supplied.

Coastal Subdivision

Coastal Subdivision was a request on behalf of Penny Lane Improvement, LLC, for approval of a subdivision consisting of 4 single-family properties and infrastructure on 0.92 acre on the japanese finish and north facet of Penny Lane, north of CR-30A and east of CR-393 in Dune Allen.

The properties are to be for short-term leases, based on the venture plan evaluate, and 5 parking areas per lot are to be supplied. The venture employees report notes that candidates have opted to make use of the currently-proposed parking requirements for short-term trip leases, one house per 900 sq. ft.

After a short presentation by a consultant of the candidates and public feedback, the committee members voted to maneuver this minor growth venture ahead to growth order issuance on the circumstances of any excellent reviewer feedback being addressed and reviewer feedback being supplied by the Walton County College District .

Panhandle Dental Freeway 98

Panhandle Dental was a request on behalf of Panhandle Dental Properties, LLC, for a 5,770-square-foot dental workplace and infrastructure on 1.04 acres on the northwest nook of South Church Avenue and US 98 in Santa Rosa Seashore.

The property is in a Combined Use future land use space and a Village Combined Use zoning district. The workplace is to have accesses off US 98 and South Church Avenue, based on the venture employees report, and 36 parking areas are proposed, together with two handicapped areas. The proposed parking exceeds LDC necessities by two areas.

As a non-residential growth lower than 20,000 sq. ft, the workplace proposal is taken into account a minor growth. As such, solely evaluate by the TRC and the Walton County Design Evaluation Board (DRB) are required earlier than growth order issuance. DRB evaluate and that board’s approval of aesthetics-related components are required because of the property location on the US 98 Scenic Hall.

The committee members voted to maneuver the venture ahead to DRB on the situation of any excellent reviewer feedback being addressed.

Sea Croft Cottages Plat

The ultimate agenda merchandise taken up on the Nov. 16 TRC assembly was Sea Croft Cottages Plat, a request on behalf of BBH Improvement for the platting of 14 single-family residential heaps on 2.51 acres on the south facet of Seacroft Drive, east of Deno Drive and west of Satinwood Drive in Dune Allen.

The request was according to a growth order issued in December 2020, based on the employees report, and a proportional justifiable share cost of $37,350 is a requirement to accompany recording of the plat.

A declaration for a householders’ affiliation was among the many paperwork submitted for the plat request, per necessities.

The committee members voted to maneuver the plat request ahead on the situation of any excellent reviewer feedback being met, the subsequent and ultimate step being thought-about by the BCC.

Continued and tabled objects

One agenda merchandise, Tall Pines Preschool, was continued by advance request to the Dec. 21 TRC assembly. The CR-393 Municipal Parking Venture was continued to the Dec. 7 TRC assembly after dialogue.

Previous Towne Bayou Lane was tabled by advance request.

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