Hammock Harbour “Use” Appeal

Hammock Harbour “Use” Appeal

HCA appealed the Planning Director’s decision that Hammock Harbour’s dry boat storage is a less intense use than the prior yacht building operation. Since the proposed new storage building is 4 times the area of the existing building, the parking would be 10 times the existing parking, and a forklift would be running all day long, HCA firmly believes that this is a more intense use and not a permitted use in the Scenic Corridor.. The Planning & Development board denied our appeal on Sep 10 with a 4/1 vote so we may now appeal that decision to the Board of County Commissioners.

Please join us to oppose this intense development by coming to the Planning Board hearing and wearing green, TBD Oct 7 or 21, 5:00 PM in the Board Chambers, 1769 East Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Bunnell, Florida 32110

Palm Coast Observer Article (page 5)
Hammock Harbour Revised Site Plan
Planning Board Aug 13 agenda with backup

FlaglerLive Article

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Beachwalk was approved

Beachwalk was approved

Beachwalk Development IS BACK:

The Beachwalk proposed rezoning and site plan approval will resurface at the Monday, September 16 Board of Commissioners meeting, 5:00 PM at the Board Chambers in Bunnell. It will be "untabled" and therefore will come up for a vote in order to "put it to bed."

HCA opposes this project because it adds about 14 more homes than would be allowed with the current zoning. This adds additional traffic and extends evacuation times.

Please come out to support our opposition by wearing a green shirt. Numbers represent power and will influence this vote!

Location: A1A & Jungle Hut Rd - July 15 Backup material for Commissioners
Density: 50 Homes on 12.44 acres (50-foot lots)
Traffic estimate: 571 trips/day (with 54 homes)

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Bing's Landing Saved!

Bing's Landing Saved!

Victory at Bing’s Landing. Our efforts paid off!

From the June 17, 2019 Board of County Commissioners meeting (on YouTube here)

County Administrator's statement: "My instructions from the last meeting were to do this evaluation, and if the building could be made to fulfill the life of the lease and beyond, to do so. If it came in at less than the 50% valuation, based on those instructions, I will continue down that path. We will have to get some design work done. We will have work with the tenant to deal with the periods when the building could not be used for normal functions during construction, so it will be a little while before we can actually do the repairs. But we will move it as fast as possible."

More in June 18 News Journal and June 16 FlaglerLive

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Out of the Light and Into the Darkness: Managing the Impacts of Artificial Light on Sea Turtles

Photo Credit: Dawn Witherington

Photo Credit: Dawn Witherington

Read the recent article published by the Ocean Health Index regarding the importance of controlling artificial lighting along the coast.  

A copy of the article has also been saved in the Downloads Section of our website.  The document is titled "Artificial Lighting's effect on Turtles | Ocean Health Index.pdf"

Brazilian Pepper Removal

Andi Covell, Gauri Wainganker, Ann Butler, and Michael Lagasse recently volunteered to help remove invasive Brazilian Pepper plants from A1A near Island Estates.

Brazilian Pepper plants are native to Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.  It is believed that they made it to Florida as early as 1842.  These invasive plants pose a threat because they create a canopy that shades out and kills native plants.  There is already over 700,000 acres of Brazilian Pepper plants in Florida.

The Hammock Conservation Coalition is doing its part to protect the Hammock from this invasive species.  If you are interested in helping, please join our group by clicking here.


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