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Misc Halcyon - 178 townhomes at Topsail Hill

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by South Walton Community Council, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. South Walton Community Council

    South Walton Community Council Community Organization

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    SWCC has been contacted by several concerned homeowners in the West 30A community of Cyprus Dunes and Flamingo Estates concerning a planned development by D.R. Horton that they feel will have a significant negative impact not only on their community, but on the surrounding area as far as traffic and safety is concerned.

    The “Halcyon Town homes” project would involve a total of 178 units and represent a density of 8 units per acre vs. the average of half that amount in the surrounding communities. In addition, the project calls for limited buffers to the surrounding neighbors of approx. 10 ft. Add to this the significant increase in traffic counts in an area that is already congested during the morning and afternoons with Butler Elementary School just yards away. The safety of the pedestrians and especially the children attending school there is a big concern.

    In addition to all of this is the increased threat of flooding due to the increased density of the town homes and the impact this will have on the water management process. The project does not, in the opinion of those who have looked at the details take into account an adequate plan to address these concerns.

    With Topsail state park just behind the development there is the concern for wildlife and other potential impacts to the environment once this project is completed. There is minimal, if any buffers proposed to ensure that these concerns will be addressed.

    The project is planned to be presented at the October TRC meeting yet to be scheduled. Please plan to attend or at least stay abreast of these developments and if you agree with us, write your county commissioner to express your concern over this development and its lack of conformity with the surrounding neighborhoods along with the safety of the local citizens.

    You can find out more by contacting Mike Thompson, a local property owner who is leading this effort. His contact info is mthomps@runbox.com and his number is 504-261-1144.

    If you feel so inclined, please consider sending any financial support to offset the cost of consultants that will be engaged to fight this development with the county by sending a check to:

    c/o Mike Thompson
    28 Cypress Landing
    Santa Rosa Beach FL. 32459
     
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  2. Garner

    Garner Beach Fanatic

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    This development as well as many others (Fox Lake - 158 units on 29 acres; Sydney Park - 23 lots on 3 acres; Kaiya - 74 units, 125,000 sq. ft. retail / office on 26 acres) are on the Technical Review committee agenda. This morning (September 2) at 8:30 at the annex. TRC meetings are open to the public but are not designed as a community forum.
     
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  3. Jackalope

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    More details please. A link maybe?
     
  4. Matt J

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    I don't think they post the TRC agendas or documents online. You can view anything submitted at the planning office at the annex on 331.
     
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    I don't think they post the TRC agendas or documents online. You can view anything submitted at the planning office at the annex on 331.
     
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    Walton County Technical Review Committee

    Date and Time: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 commencing at 8:30 a.m.

    Location: South Walton Courthouse Annex

    MEETING OPENED

    MINUTES READ/APPROVED

    ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    PROJECT REVIEWS:

    1. Pleasant Valley Church Communication Tower - Project number 15-00100094 is being reviewed by Brian Underwood. This is a major development order application submitted by AW Solutions, Inc. requesting approval to build a communication tower measuring 250 feet tall with a shelter consisting of 460 square feet on +/- 37.5 acres with a future land use of General Agriculture. The project is located at 3300 State Highway 81 in Ponce De Leon and identified by parcel number 21-3N-17-06000-009-0000. (Continued from August 5, 2015 TRC)


    2. Seacrest Beach HOA Pool Expansion - Project number 15-00100127 is being reviewed by Tim Brown. This is a Minor development order application submitted by W. Architect, P.A. requesting approval to expand the existing pool common area and build a second pool, on +/- 0.137 acres with a future land use of Traditional Neighborhood Development. The project is located at 10343 East County Highway 30A and is identified by parcel number(s) 26-3S-18-16000-002-0010, 26-3S-18-16000-002-0013, and 35-3S-18-16203-AAA-AAAA. (Continued from August 5, 2015 TRC)


    3. Fox Lake PUD - Project number 15-00100099 is being reviewed by Brian Underwood. This is a major development order application submitted by Emerald Coast Associates, Inc. consisting of 72 multi-family townhomes and 86 single family residential lots on +/- 29.34 acres, with a future land use of Traditional Neighborhood Development and Neighborhood Infill. The project is located north and east of the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club golf course in Dune Allen Beach and is identified by parcel number(s) 03-3s-20-34150-000-0080, 03-3S-20-34150-000-0090 and 03-3S-20-34000-001-0040.


    4. Roehm Landscape - Project number 15-00100143 is being reviewed by Brian Underwood. This is a minor development order application submitted by Jenkins Engineering, Inc. requesting approval to construct a commercial building consisting of 3,200 square feet on +/- 0.71 acres with a future land use of Town Center One. The project is located on the east side of J.D. Miller Road at 1400 J.D. Miller Road, approximately 1.8 miles northwest of the U.S. Highway 98 and U.S. Highway 331 South intersection and is identified by parcel number 30-2S-19-24000-005-0011.


    5. Prominence Mailbox Kiosk & Entry Road Preservation Buyout - Project number 15-00100137 is being reviewed by Renee Bradley. This is a minor development order application submitted by Innerlight Engineering Corporation requesting approval of a preservation buyout of +/- 0.04 acres for the installation of a mail kiosk serving the north side of the Prominence neighborhood. The applicant is also requesting a preservation buyout of +/- 0.18 acres within the North entry drive median for safety and aesthetic purposes, with a future land use of Traditional Neighborhood Development. The project is located on the north side of County Road 30A, 2 miles west of Watersound Parkway and is identified by parcel number 20-3S-18-16000-002-0000.


    6. Highland House B & B - Project number 15-00100147 is being reviewed by Brian Underwood. This is a major development order application submitted by Jenkins Engineering, Inc. requesting approval for a change of use from a Bed and Breakfast to a Bed and Breakfast with a Restaurant open to the public. The project consists of 6,196 square feet on +/- 1.25 acres with a future land use of Neighborhood Infill. The project is located at 4193 West County Highway 30A, approximately 1,083 feet east of the Highway 393 South and County Highway 30A intersection on the south side of County Highway 30A and is identified by parcel number 02-3S-20-34160-000-0620.


    7. McDonald’s - Project number 15-00100154 is being reviewed by Tim Brown. This is a major development order application submitted by Adams Engineering, requesting approval to construct a side by side drive thru at the existing McDonald’s restaurant located on +/- 1.21 with a future land use of Coastal Center. The project is located at 12830 U.S. Highway 98 West and is identified by parcel number 30-2S-21-42000-001-0014.


    8. Kaiya PUD - Project number 15-00100150 is being reviewed by Brian Underwood. This is a major development order application submitted by Jenkins Engineering, Inc. requesting approval to develop a two-phase Planned Unit Development mixed use project with 74 residential units and +/- 125,0000 square feet of commercial space, including restaurant, retail, office, limited lodging, civic, public and spa uses on +/- 26.42 acres with a future land use of Traditional Neighborhood Development, Small Neighborhood, and Neighborhood Infill. The project is located on the northeast corner of the intersection at East County Highway 30A and Watersound Parkway South and is identified by parcel numbers 27-3S-18-16000-002-0000, 27-3S-18-16000-002-0030 and 27-3S-18-16000-027-0020.


    9. Seaside Motor Court - Project number 15-00100156 is being reviewed by Renee Bradley. This is a minor development order application submitted by Emerald Coast Associates, Inc. requesting approval to add three units consisting of 1,320 square feet to the existing 9 units for a total of 5,860 square feet on +/- 0.57 acres with a future land use of Residential Preservation within the commercial area of the Seaside Development of Regional Impact. The project is located on the north side of the County Road 30A and Quincy Circle intersection and is identified by parcel numbers 15-3S-19-25110-00C-0130 and 15-3S-19-25110-00C-0140.


    10. Halcyon Townhomes - Project number 15-00100148 is being reviewed by Tim Brown. This is a major development order application submitted by Preble-Rish, Inc., requesting approval to construct 178 townhomes and a 1,200 square foot clubhouse/pool amenity on +/- 24.36 acres with a future land use of Neighborhood Infill. The project is located on the west side of C.R. 30A, south of Pampass Grass Boulevard and north of Cypress Crossing, and is identified by parcel number 32-2S-20-33000-005-0000.


    11. Dollar General Store #16573 - Project number 15-00100155 is being reviewed by Tim Brown. This is a minor development order application submitted by Bell Engineering Services, LLC, requesting approval to construct a 9,100 square foot retail building on +/- 1.61 acres with a future land use of Coastal Center. The project is located at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 98 and Sandy Cay Drive and is identified by parcel number 30-2S-21-42000-005-0080.


    12. Sydney Park- Project number 15-00100092 is being reviewed by Tim Brown. This is a major development order application submitted by Ross Binkley, P.E. requesting approval to construct a 23 lot residential subdivision on +/- 3.37 acres with a future land use of Neighborhood Infill. The project is located at the west end of Rachel Road, west of Sugar Drive and is identified by parcel number 33-2S-20-33260-046-0000


    13. Winston Subdivision Plat - Project number 15-00300014 is being reviewed by Brian Underwood. This is a Plat application submitted by Emerald Coast Associates, Inc. requesting approval to develop 4 residential lots with one townhome unit per lot, consisting of 0.499 acres with a future land use of Neighborhood Infill. The project is located on the northeast corner of the Winston Lane and East County Hwy. 30A intersection and is identified by parcel number(s) 36-3S-18-16100-000-0541.


    14. Resurrection Church Temporary Parking - Project number 15-00100158 is being reviewed by Renee Bradley. This is a minor development order application submitted by Jehle-Halstead, Inc. requesting approval to construct a temporary gravel parking lot on +/- 2.25 acres with a future land use of Coastal Center. The project is located at 369 Miramar Beach Drive and is identified by parcel number 28-2S-21-42000-019-0010.


    MEETING ADJOURNED

    http://fl-waltoncounty2.civicplus.com/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1374
     
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  7. Matt J

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    Is there a way to have the TRC agenda and information emailed or posted somewhere @miznotebook ?
     
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    The TRC meets on first Wednesdays, and agendas are posted in advance on the Walton County web site, www.co.walton.fl.us. I'm not sure about getting agendas emailed. You could check with Louis Svehla, the county public information manager. His email address is svelouis@co.walton.fl.us.
     
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    Found it, it's under the recorded meetings section.
     

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