Neptune Beach Set For Final Vote On 500 Atlantic Project
Apartment complex proposal remains unpopular in the city.
The Neptune Beach City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, August 13 for final consideration of a proposed apartment complex at 500 Atlantic Boulevard, the site of the former Kmart big box store.
The Neptune Beach Community Development Board made a unanimous recommendation last month that the council reject the developer’s request for a Special Exception for the Planned Unit Development on the property. The developer, Atlanta-based Tribridge Residential, has proposed a 175-unit apartment complex along with a 74-room hotel. The development would also include some retail stores and a parking garage.
The PUD has been strongly opposed by many in the community, who say it will bring too much density and traffic to Neptune Beach. Concerns have also been raised about public safety and the demands on city services should the project be built.
The meeting will be held Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Fletcher High School auditorium. The applicant will have 60 minutes to make its presentation, followed by 90 minutes of public comment, an opportunity for the applicant to respond to those comments, and then consideration by the city council.