‘On the verge of exploding’: Commissioner Meadows predicts growth, community pool, streamlined TDC

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 04:19 PM.

"We delayed it until we can do a parking needs assessment," said Meadows, which would include inventory of existing parking as well as locations that are sought-after for parking. Meadows said the BCC will come up with recommendations as far as solutions and "probably have answers by mid-summer."

Davis said part of what has made and kept 30A so desirable is "the spirit of new urbanism," which promotes travel by bike and foot rather than car.

"We'd like to keep it that way," she said.

Lyn Stafford with Eastern Lake Neighborhood Association, on the other hand, said she and her neighbors would like to see more parking available.

"It's for the residents, not the tourists," she said, adding that there is a lot nearby that could be converted into parking without impacting the Eastern Lake outfall.

The TDC was back in the spotlight when Jacquee Markel, president of the South Walton Community Council, told Meaadows the BCC needs to look at the size of the existing organization and assess its plan and vision for growth.

Meadows said that with Director Dawn Moliterno's recent resignation, the BCC will have the chance to "look at the TDC; to look at the function."

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