Rosemary rising: Community to break ground for amphitheater this spring

Published: Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 05:41 PM.

The indoor-outdoor space will be built on the St. Augustine Green abutting Highway 98 at the northern boundary of the development.

With preliminary plans in place, Rosemary Beach called on its owners for their input earlier this year at the annual town meeting July 4.

“We got lots of comments, most of them very positive,” said Bagby. But those gathered had some criticisms as well, and the board made sure to take those into account in the subsequent designs.

“You get one shot at it … to make it a very inclusive project,” said Bagby of the importance of owners’ input.

The planners went back to the drawing board and replaced the bocce ball courts with a lawn, simplified the pavilion area and came up with what is now the final plan by DAG Architects, approved Dec. 17.

“It’s been a very collaborative effort,” said Kemp. “I think we have come out better.”

Roger Godwin of DAG as well as Carey McWhorter of McWhorter Architecture designed the plan, which has evolved into a multipurpose pavilion and community gathering area.



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