UPDATE (12-18-18): The motion to name the new beach park at 3167 South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach Shores in honor of Edwin Peck Sr. passed unanimously during today’s meeting.
Earlier reporting below.
DeLand, FL – The man behind many of Volusia County’s big real estate projects over the past five decades may soon have his name attached to a different kind of land development.
One of the items on the agenda for today’s Volusia County Council meeting is naming a new beach park in Daytona Beach Shores after Edwin Peck Sr., the founder of Peck Realty, which has planned and built over 30 condo communities in the Daytona Beach area since the late 1960s, including Peck Plaza.
If the VCC approves the move, Peck’s name will adorn the park location on 3167 South Atlantic Avenue, which is on the east side of the road and just south of the Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church.
That lot is among many bought by the VCC over the past few years as part of a long-range plan to add more off-beach parking closer to the beach, one generated by concerns over the long-term viability of allowing vehicles on the beach from an environmental and economic perspective.
County Council members will also talk about naming two other beach parks along State Road A1A during today’s meeting. One is at the site of the former Argosy Hotel in Ormond By The Sea (1255 Ocean Shore Boulevard) and the other is in Daytona Beach at the former site of the Sun & Surf Motel (726 South Atlantic Avenue).
The old Argosy location is expected to be open to the public next month. Construction on the former Sun & Surf spot will begin early next year, per county officials.
The meeting starts at 10 o’clock today (December 18th?) inside the Volusia County Council chamber in DeLand.