A new massive surfer wave park is being proposed for New Smyrna Beach. A potential opening in 2022 is scheduled for the park to be located at the southwest corner of State Road 44 and I-95 behind the Racetrac convenience store.
New sign I saw this evening on the way home. Located across from the New Smyrna Beach Walmart on the southwest corner of State Road 44 and I-95. Apparently a Holiday Inn Express and Florida Roadhouse is coming soon. What are your thoughts?
New Smyrna Beach’s City Commission OKs two new developments Tuesday night – the first being a 253 unit apartment complex on the southwest corner of Glencoe Road and State Road 44; and the second being a new 745 lot subdivision known as Shell Point Colony which will be located being Venetian Bay and I-95.
According to the Daytona Beach News Journal, one commissioner at the start of the meeting “proposed a four-month moratorium on development at State Road 44.” Whether that will be a topic in an upcoming meeting is yet to be seen.
Is New Smyrna growing too fast?
A development known as Farmton that has been in the works for a number of years is moving forward with plans starting in Edgewater off of Indian River Boulevard.
According to the Hometown News article, 880 acres will be future home to a development known as Deering Park Center with 4,692 homes, retail, public use, and a school.
Future plans also include widening Maytown Road from Osteen to I-95 as the development will eventually span from Edgewater in Volusia County to Brevard County.
The proposed development off of N. Causeway in New Smyrna Beach calls for a hotel, retail, restaurant, marina, and three separate four-story buildings to house dry rack boat storage.
Additional information on the proposed development at http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20180207/new-smyrna-beach-will-soon-weigh-50m-marina-village.
The link below contains a copy of the proposed development plans obtained from the County of Volusia for the Dollar General store on State Road 44 in the Samsula/New Smyrna Beach area.
Please keep checking back for updates on any future public meetings and/or hearings that will be held with the County of Volusia.
The County of Volusia’s Development Review Committee will be discussing plans for a new Dollar General store near the State Road 44 and SR 415 (Tomoka Farms Road) intersection in the Samsula/New Smyrna Beach area on November 15, 2017 at 9:00am.
Two items are on the DRC agenda for the proposed aforementioned development (https://www.volusia.org/core/fileparse.php/5888/urlt/111517StaffReviewAgenda.pdf)
The first being an overall development plan to divide the subject 11.4 acre parcel into a two lot commercial development (2018-S-ODP-0025).
The second item up for the DRC’s review and discussion is a 9,100 square foot retail building (Dollar General) on 1.54 acres of the 11.4 acre parcel (2018-F-FSP-0023).
I sent an email to the County’s planning department inquiring if plans are available for review but have yet to hear back. An aerial photo of the proposed location is above.
With the City of New Smyrna Beach expanding further west, what are your thoughts on new commercial development in the rural Samsula community?
UPDATE – November 6, 2017
A copy of a survey was obtained from the County of Volusia showing the proposed location just west of the existing gas station on State Road 44.
A copy of which can be viewed at: Dollar General Survey
The City of New Smyrna Beach approved a rezoning request to make way for a 745 home community on the southwest corner of Pioneer Trail and I-95 to be called Shell Pointe Colony. This is in addition to ICI’s planned development known as Woodhaven to be just to the north which will have 1,300 homes and 400 apartments.
Is the area growing to fast?
Additional information available at http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20171024/new-smyrna-vote-paves-way-for-745-home-subdivision-near-I-95
The Volusia County Planning and Land Development Regulation Commission is considering case number PUD-17-002 today, July 11, 2017. The applicant is requesting a rezoning request from rural agriculture (RA) to BPUD for the property at 2494 Tomoka Farms Road, Port Orange.
They are looking to rezone to allow for a 5,000 square foot convenience store with fuel and also a 5,000 square foot retail store on the northwest corner of State Road 415 and Taylor Road.
This location is north of the Quiet Place in the Country community and west of the Spruce Creek Flyin.
The application in its entirety can be downloaded from the County PLDRC website at
This rural intersection is poised for new growth. What are your thoughts?