Thursday night, the city of Ormond Beach’s Planning Board will have a meeting to discuss the annexation of a portion of unincorporated Volusia County, where part of the Plantation Oaks community is being developed.

A sign notifying residents of Thursday night’s Ormond Beach’s Planning Board meeting has some residents worried that the Scenic Loop could be targeted for new development.

Officials said that’s not the case.

The public meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at Ormond Beach City Commission Chambers, 22 S. Beach St., will include discussion about the city’s planned annexation of a portion of unincorporated Volusia County where the Plantation Oaks subdivision is already being developed. And potential changes in the types of homes that would be built there.

"I was just driving through the Loop and I saw these signs on the other side of the road, I kind of thought it was crazy," said Lindsey Albert, a 20-year-old Ormond Beach resident. "A lot of the land on the Loop has already been sold for development."

Repost if you live in Ormond beach and want the loop to remain the same. They’re planning on clearing out the woods from the creek towards Halifax plantain for more housing development.

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Steven Spraker, the director of the Ormond Beach Planning Department, said it’s nothing that the years-long project, worked through by both Volusia County and the city of Ormond Beach, hasn’t already approved.

"There’s no additional impacts going around Old Dixie Highway," Spraker stressed. "There is no change to that buffer tomorrow night."

The Plantation Oaks project is just north of U.S. 1, with Old Dixie Highway on the east, I-95 on the west and the Halifax Plantation community in the north.

The only amendment the Planning Board will be discussing, Spraker said, is the age requirement. According to the meeting agenda, they’ll be talking about deleting the age limit for residents. Currently, the plan is for a 55-and-older community.

Aside from the amendment, the actual rezoning discussion will center around the idea of manufactured homes. The Plantation Oaks project originally chose to work with manufactured homes but the Planning Board will discuss rezoning the area for "single-family, standard dwellings on fee simple lots, with no manufactured or mobile homes allowed."