The DeLand City Commission will meet Monday, Aug. 16, to discuss a number of topics, including final construction plans for a housing development on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Beltway.

Other topics include an ordinance that would limit where individuals can panhandle and a preliminary plat for a 9-acre subdivision on Voorhis Avenue.

Lakewood Park is a 433-unit, 198-acre housing development planned for the southeast corner of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Beltway and the planned Beresford Avenue extension. The units include homes on 40-, 50- and 65-foot lots.

The project’s applicant, Lakewood Park Project 1 LLC, is seeking approval for a final plat for the project’s first phase. Phase 1 of the project will include 187 of the planned 433 lots on 75.65 acres of the total 198. Lakewood Park’s preliminary plat was approved by the DeLand City Commission in October 2020.

Another subdivision on the commission’s docket is Arlington Heights, a 9.43-acre subdivision seeking to put 35 single-family units at the southeast corner of Voorhis Avenue and Pine Street.

Both Lakewood Park and Arlington Heights have already had their respective rezonings approved, so the final steps are plat approvals. Lakewood Park, at the final plat stage, is further along, while Arlington Heights must have preliminary and final plats approved before construction can kick off.

Another topic on the City Commission’s agenda for Aug. 16 is an ordinance that would restrict where individuals can panhandle for money in the city of DeLand.

The ordinance would prohibit panhandling in public spaces, including bus stops and train stations, public parks and within 25 feet of any ATM or vending machine. The ordinance also restricts panhandling around busy intersections of Woodland Boulevard, New York Avenue and U.S. Highway 92.

These topics and others are planned for discussion at the next DeLand City Commission meeting, at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, in the City Commission Chambers at DeLand City Hall, 120 S. Florida Ave.

The City Commission will also hold a special workshop about water rates at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, in the City Commission Chambers.

All City Commission meetings and workshops are open to the public. Meetings can also be viewed online live, or afterward on the City of DeLand’s website, HERE.

To view the full agenda for the City Commission meeting Aug. 16, visit the City of DeLand website, HERE.


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