New Daytona RV Park to Open This Month
South Daytona, Fla., is about to get its first park for recreational vehicles and RV fans are about to gain one more site where they can park for the night or the month, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.
Developer August Spreng filed a permit recently with the St. Johns River Water Management District for drainage needed for a park on 9.87 acres at the Lake View Business Park, 2430-2440 S. Nova Road. The site he plans to use was most recently Daytona Brick and Stone. Other businesses at the park include a thrift store and pest control company, neither of which will be affected.
Spreng said Thursday he plans to have South Daytona RV Park and Gardens open for business this month.
Besides the 90 spots on-site, Spreng said, the park also will have two warehouses that will provide indoor storage for large items such as RVs, boats and motorcycles.
Spreng said he decided the time was right to move forward with the park. "With the way the economy is, I felt a vacation-oriented application was prudent," he said.
The facility is the first RV park proposed since the city modified its land development code to allow recreational vehicle parks as a special exception in business heavy commercial and light industrial zoning.
John Dillard, community development director, said the city has always allowed RV and boat storage in business, heavy commercial and light industrial zones, so there was no real problem with allowing the park.
The city did mandate several requirements with regard to the size of the vehicles, parking space, amenities that could be offered and the length of stay. Guests, for example, cannot stay more than 210 days in a 12-month period.
In a memo to government leaders earlier this year, staff noted the park will be an asset to the city.
"A nice RV park that will attract people to South Daytona and use our local businesses is better overall for the community than a storage site for RVs and boats," Dillard said Friday in an e-mail.
Although the park is located off a major road, Spreng noted there will be a private entrance, enhanced by a 20-foot-wide landscaped buffer.