When someone mentions new development in New Smyrna Beach, you hear two arguments for AND against… But it will bring new jobs is what they say and that is the top positive in many minds. On the opposite end of the spectrum are those New Smyrna Beach residents who have watched their City expand with new development – a new Walmart here, car dealership there, hotel and condos lining the beachside area, etc. The once quaint beach town now has the look of a future Dunlawton Blvd in Port Orange or Granada Blvd in Ormond Beach.
Real estate developer Geosam Capital is proposing just that – more development: both residential and commercial. According to the Hometown News article from Friday, January 13, 2017, the “shopping center planned for the intersection of State Road 44 and Interstate 95 could rival the size of the recently opened Tanger Factory Outlet Center in Daytona Beach.”