Sandestin Investments, LLC Regains Compliance Through Walton County Commission
Miramar Beach, Fla. (March 15, 2017) – Sandestin Investments, LLC (SDI) underwent the process of clarifying its property entitlements through a notice of proposed change (NOPC) in order to reconcile the entitlements conveyed in the development of regional impact (DRI). An NOPC is not a document of permission, it is a document of clarification which includes limitations.
Sandestin was established in 1976 with a "bucket of entitlements" for building residential and commercial structures. In 2014, the board of county commission found the DRI "non-compliant" and asked for an NOPC to be submitted to remedy the "counts". Through a fairly intense and detailed process, Sandestin Investments presented what was determined to be the original master plan for the resort minus everything built to date, resulting in the NOPC that was presented and approved on Monday, March 13, 2017 in a special meeting.
The goal of SDI is to improve and ensure the longevity and vitality of the resort by bringing the resort up to date through maintenance and renovations and by adding responsible new development when the market exists for new product. Each line item of the NOPC was separately addressed in the county hearing. The determination of being compliant does not mean that shovels are already in the ground.
“These projects will undergo the required Development Order process with the county and state regulatory bodies' approvals”, Mr. Becnel noted “We are looking forward to working together with The SOA, the county and the state to ensure the longevity of our community and resort.”
SDI is excited to launch the Osprey Pointe condominium development on Heron Walk drive. Building Osprey Pointe provides an opportunity to improve the infrastructure in that area.
Senior vice president and general manager of the resort, Mark Hodgdon added, “Enhancements to our marina are also in store. We will be adding additional slips to accommodate small and large boats, as well as an additional boat dock. There have been some questions about the future of tennis at Sandestin. We recognize that tennis is a popular amenity for our residents and guests. There are no current plans to make any changes to the location or layout of the existing tennis courts or clubhouse. Tennis will always be a part of the Sandestin lifestyle.”
Kitty Whitney, broker and executive director of real estate and development hi-lited that, “The NOPC as it pertained to Jolee Island simply corrected the record from a Scribner’s error made over a decade ago.”
Whitney explained, "To be able to renovate, rejuvenate, pull a permit for basic maintenance and build new product responsibly are all essential activities required to keep Sandestin evolving, updated and revitalized. I live, work and play here and have every intention to ensure that our resort, our home, is kept at its optimal quality for years to come.”
About Sandestin Investments, LLC
SRE is the exclusive brokerage for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s ownership and the only brokerage with offices inside the gates of Sandestin. Founded in 1973, we are a market-leading real estate company operating from the Destin Bridge to the Bay County line. Sandestin's dedicated real estate team consists of 27 expert sales professionals and a strong support team to assist them in continuing to be the top producing professionals on the Emerald Coast. SRE represents those interested in owning or selling a variety of properties from the beaches of South Walton and Destin, to bay-front neighborhoods, golf course homes, and commercial opportunities. We service the areas of Sandestin, Destin, Miramar Beach, 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, Seaside, Watercolor, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, and everything in between.
About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,300 South Walton vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 115-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife. People are invited to download Sandestin’s APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.
Kitty Whitney, Sandestin Investments, LLC
Maureen Holden, Marketing and Communications Director
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