New subdivision proposed for Airport Road and Tymber Creek Road

The Tattersall at Tymber Creek project seeks to construct 143 single-family homes.

Attorney Matt Watts, of Cobb Cole, presents an overview of the Tattersall at Tymber Creek project. Photo by Jarleene Almenas
Attorney Matt Watts, of Cobb Cole, presents an overview of the Tattersall at Tymber Creek project. Photo by Jarleene Almenas
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A new 143-lot subdivision has been proposed for the northwest intersection of North Tymber Creek Road and Airport Road, and the surrounding neighbors are concerned with how additional development may impact the area’s existing traffic and flooding concerns.

A neighborhood meeting was held at the Hampton Inn Daytona/Ormond, located at 155 Interchange Blvd., on Thursday, Oct. 21, where around 30 residents voiced their worries over the proposed Tattersall at Tymber Creek project. The developer, Paytas Homes, plans to build lots of 80 feet by 110 feet, with 22 acres of the 84-acre property designated as conservation areas due to the two wetland systems that run through the property. Thirteen acres of stormwater retention ponds have also been proposed. The property will have at least a 40-foot natural buffer around its perimeter and two access points: one at Tymber Creek Road and a second at Airport Road.

The developer originally proposed a 146-lot development, but has since reduced the project by three lots. According to the city’s land use comprehensive plan, the property is designated for low-density residential with a maximum of 3.47 units per acre. Tattersall is proposing a density of 2.16 units per acre, about 35% below the maximum, said attorney Matt Watts, of Cobb Cole, at the neighborhood meeting.

“What we’ve tried to do as a starting point is go back and look at the things that were discussed in those prior applications and incorporate some of the answers that may have been lacking before in the proposal we’ve put together,” Watts said.

In 2018, the Ormond Beach City Commissioned denied a project on the same parcel. That project, known as Marshside Village, was planned to be a 144-lot subdivision. It earned a 3-2 recommendation by the city’s Planning Board due to citizen traffic concerns, seven isolated lots in the development’s fourth phase, and a developer “agreement” with activism group CANDO 2 during a highly-politicized election season. 

The denial ended up in court, but on June 9, 2020, A Volusia County Circuit judge ruled to uphold the commissioners’ vote.

That wasn’t the first time a development proposal was denied for the 84-acre property; In 2013, the commission denied a proposal due to small lot sizes.

With the property’s proximity to Pathways Elementary, neighbors — particularly those living off North Tymber Creek Road — still fear that the subdivision will increase the traffic in peak times.

“You can’t get out at all,” said one resident. “That’s today. Now, when you add 143 homes, you’re going to compound that problem.”

Flooding was also discussed, but the project’s environmental team assured residents that the stormwater ponds would retain the water that usually floods onto Airport road by providing 50% more stormwater storage than the site currently has by nature. 

The Tattersall project is tentatively scheduled to be heard by the Planning Board on Dec. 9. 


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