New Smyrna to consider plan for downtown luxury brownstones
NEW SMYRNA BEACH —“Excitement is building!” reads the sign that was slated to be put up Sunday on what has been a largely dormant piece of property in the heart of the city’s downtown.
It heralds a project by White Redevelopment Co. called Tabby House that will see up to 18 homes built on about 1.4 acres at 103 Faulkner St., across from City Hall — land that was once home to a skate park, a shuffleboard court and tennis courts.
“We have had interest; We do have reservations,” Jack White, co-owner of White Challis, said of the development. “Hopefully the site board will provide us some more.”
White Challis, which earlier this year agreed to purchase the property from the city for $387,500, has asked that the land be rezoned from recreational use to a planned unit development, said Gail Henrikson, the city’s planning manager.