In a recent report, SWCC outlines its position in supporting Walton County’s purchase of the last large undeveloped parcel in Miramar Beach, aka the “Golf Garden property”. Here is a link to the full report: https://tinyurl.com/yeps5h8c SWCC feels this 35-acre multi-use property is an essential investment in protecting Miramar Beach from over development and maintaining Miramar Beach as a thriving visitor and rental destination. MIRAMAR BEACH, FL: THE ECONOMIC ENGINE OF WALTON COUNTY A coastal beach community in South Walton (SoWal), Florida, Miramar Beach is the economic engine of Walton County. With a land area of only 7 square miles (0.7% of the county land), Miramar Beach is home to nearly one third of all residential properties and more than 50% of all rental units in the county. Miramar Beach has generated $100M+ in bed tax revenue over the past decade. In 2020 and every year thereafter, Miramar Beach is anticipated to generate $20M+ per year in bed tax revenue. IT'S TIME FOR THE COUNTY TO INVEST IN MIRAMAR BEACH Unfortunately, Miramar Beach has experienced a long history of underinvestment by the County and the Tourist Development Council (TDC). Therefore, SWCC feels it’s long past time to invest in the future of Miramar Beach. Investments, such as the Golf Garden property, are necessary to ensure Miramar Beach remains a healthy, vital area for tourists for decades to come. Please consider attending the upcoming BCC meeting in support of the Golf Garden purchase. Here are the details: WHAT: BCC Meeting, Agenda Items re Golf Garden property WHEN: Tues Jan. 14. at 4pm WHERE: South Walton Annex Boardroom at 31 Coastal Center Blvd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.