DELAND — A project that would add lofts, townhomes and brownstones to downtown DeLand has been pushed back a year, as its developer works with a new business partner to finalize plans and secure financing.
In February, developers Chris Challis and Jack White of the White Challis Redevelopment Co. informed the city they wouldn’t meet a March 3 deadline to submit a site plan for the Woodland Block project, which was approved in late 2012 after years of discussion.
They requested a 12-month extension on the deadline.
The board instead voted 4-2 on Monday to push the site plan deadline to March 3, 2015, and, in turn, push several later deadlines back by one year.
For example, while construction on the first phase of the project was supposed to start no later than Sept. 3 of this year, the duo now have until Sept. 3, 2015.