Planning Board to discuss former Regal Cinemas property next week

Also in City Watch: A neighborhood meeting for new Plantation Oaks amendments is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 6.

The Regal Cinemas at 215 Williamson Blvd. has been closed since 2020. Photo by Jarleene Almenas
The Regal Cinemas at 215 Williamson Blvd. has been closed since 2020. Photo by Jarleene Almenas
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A movie theater no more.

On Thursday, Dec. 9, the Ormond Beach Planning Board will review a zoning map amendment and a development order request for the shuttered Regal Cinemas at 215 Williamson Blvd.

The 12-acre property was listed for sale after the theater closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is under contract, according to a city staff report, and the applicant seeks to redevelop the property.

The theater was built in 1996 and is currently zoned B-8 Commercial. The applicant, 215 Williamson Investors LLC, is seeking that the property be zoned as a Planned Business Development due to the complications of redeveloping the theater, which include its configuration, existing setback and its 620 parking spaces “which would not be necessary under most redevelopment uses.”

The Regal Cinemas at 215 Williamson Blvd. has been closed since 2020. Photo by Jarleene Almenas
The Regal Cinemas at 215 Williamson Blvd. has been closed since 2020. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

In addition to the uses already allowed under a B-8 zoning (such as  an assisted living facility, professional offices and banks), the applicant is asking the city allow a car wash, warehouse, outdoor storage, transient lodging, hospital, museum and a medical marijuana dispensary  as possible future uses.

In a recent email, Planning Director Steven Spraker said the city’s staff isn’t aware of any specific uses coming to the project.

In addition to the Regal Cinema project, the Planning Board will review two other items: A development order for Tattersall at Tymber Creek, and a preliminary plat request for the Cupola at Oceanside townhome project.

Tattersall is the newest residential project proposed for the northwest corner of Tymber Creek Road and Airport Road. The developer seeks to construct 143 single-family homes on the 84-acre site. A neighborhood meeting for the project was held on Oct. 21, where neighbors expressed concerns about the development worsening the area’s existing flooding and traffic issues.

The Cupola at Oceanside townhome development is slated for 100 N. Halifax Drive and will consist of 12 townhomes. It is being developed by the Lohman family.

The development was first approved in 2017, under a different developer.

The Planning Board meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, located inside City Hall at 22 S. Beach St.

Plantation Oaks meeting set

A neighborhood meeting for new amendments to the Plantation Oaks project will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Plantation Oaks clubhouse at 2380 Chretien Drive.

The developer is seeking to remove the proposed middle school site and 18-hole golf course. The school site would be replaced with 125 non-age restricted single-family homes.

A total of 80 more non-age restricted lots are sought for phase 1, as well as 86 more lots for phase 3, within which the developer is asking to lift the age restriction.

These amendments will need to be reviewed by the Ormond Beach Planning Board and voted on by the City Commission in a future meeting.

Affordable housing summit

The Volusia County Council will host an affordable housing summit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave.

The summit will explore solutions to the affordable housing crisis, and will feature panelists such as: Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce; Michael Anderson, director of the Housing Trust Fund Project of the Center for Community Change; and Corry Brown, Volusia County Housing and Grants coordinator.

After the summit, community work groups will be formed to create an action plan, a press release states. While in-person registrations have reached capacity, residents may still register to participate virtually for free at

Free pet microchip event

Volusia County Animal Services will host a free microchip and pet food event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Animal Services headquarters, located at 1250 Indian Lake Road.

According to a press release, this will be the eighth free community event the county division has held since last June.

“Pets are family members. And we want to make sure that families stay together —   all the time, and especially during the holidays,” said Animal Services Director Adam Leath. “If a pet goes missing, the quickest and surest way to expedite their safe return is to have them microchipped. We have plenty of success stories to show the effectiveness of microchips, and that’s why we continue to provide this free service to the community.”

Animal Services has microchipped over 1,600 pets in these events. This will be a drive-thru. Dogs should be on a leash and cats should be secured in a crate. Download the consent form at by visiting


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