Stage set for Seaside tower?

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 04:07 PM.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally ran in a 2011 edition of The Sun.

In the Seaside of the future, residents and visitors may be able to get a bird’s eye view of the famous South Walton community.

In the original Seaside footprints, plans called for an observation tower to be constructed in the middle of town. Thirty years later, in the midst of almost total build out, there is no tower — but there will be, according to builders, who are completing stage work in the amphitheater.

The iconic Seaside Post Office was moved 30 feet closer to County Road 30A last year to make room for what was then described as a need for a larger stage area in the amphitheater.

However, reports are now that the move also was to accommodate the planned tower.

"These plans have been ongoing for 30 years," said Tom Stein, project supervisor.

While the plans may have been on the drawing board for 30 years, they have been in the working stage for only the past six months.

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