Council has questions on funds for On...

Council has questions on funds for One Daytona A request for Volusia...

There are 15 comments on the Daytona Beach News-Journal Online story from Mar 3, 2014, titled Council has questions on funds for One Daytona A request for Volusia.... In it, Daytona Beach News-Journal Online reports that:

A request for Volusia County to kick in $20 million in public funding for One Daytona, a destination complex planned with shops, restaurants and hotels across from Daytona International Speedway, will get its first public airing Thursday in what is expected to be a lively discussion.

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Dragonfly Hummingbird

Oviedo, FL

#1 Mar 4, 2014
Humpf! Now here's what I suspect will happen at the Council meeting: Smoke and mirrors followed by a $20 million dollar donation to the France family. Now we read that they need a parking garage all of sudden. They didn't figure that the fake 10,000 employees would need a Disney sized parking lot? Parking is for the ISC project, not the One Daytona. Did anyone see a parking garage at the track? "While the developers have met individually with some council members, the discussion on Thursday will be the first public presentation to the county, said Dinneen." Sunshine law, my butt has more sunshine.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#2 Mar 5, 2014
Brian Leary the managing director of Jacoby Development has admitted that there are no contractual agreements from anyone aside from Bass Pro & Cobb Theaters. According to a Bernier interview [3-3-14] Bass Pro Shops and the state of Tennessee have written a large check to secure that end of the bargain. Amount was not mentioned. Existing companies inside the Volusia Mall are not being asked to become a part of the project. Leary's interests remain with encouraging outside investors to come in. Leary has also claimed that the $20 million intended for infrastructure is a matter on misinformation on the part of the News Journal. Leary's intentions would be to have One Daytona as more of a walking district and work specifically done on the major corridor will not be extensive Leary also claims that while the project is involved with the France family he is relying on outside investors and neglected to be specific about how involved the France Family really is at this point. Between race track renovations and One Daytona the money just keeps crossing the street or so it seems. Leary is optimistic without making a commitment. The proposed project for the Hard Rock is expected to impact One Daytona which according to reports involves Rolex 24 investments and a percentage of unoccupied condos based on a promise that has not been encouraging. The Halifax Lawsuit will also effect the federal tax- and the France family with investments in France Tower [=Halifax Hospital] It's a shell game. The France family is beginning to show a disadvantage from all angles.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#3 Mar 5, 2014
Maryam Ghyabi is becoming more of a suspect with these ideas. Not getting involved with one Daytona- keeping a distance between herself and the finance records with the proposed hiring of Precourt. The conflict of interest that Precourt didn't take the job with the Toll Authority in Orlando because he was labeled as a rat by Orlando officials. It's an open ended question.. After all of the influence that the France family has allegedly had why is Maryam Ghyabi not involved or mentioned when infrastructure is an issue. Why go into a hiding act unless it means trying to gain the rights to a property that the France Family isn't entitled too?
Dragonfly Hummingbird

Oviedo, FL

#4 Mar 6, 2014
What is called "public infrastrucĀ­ture" is puzzling. Is the land not private?She says it will cost $53 million. We are already finding dwindling numbers of everything except the tax handouts. The acres for future building is 110. What? How are you going to cram everything into the remaining 71 acres? That's a small mall. Volusia Mall might become a wasteland. Who is going to stop a business from moving to One Daytona? The OneDaytona.com website has different numbers in it's press release (which routes to DIS). It says the following: Upon completion of the first phase, ONE DAYTONA is expected to employ more than 3,100 workers in its businesses and an additional 1,200 permanent jobs will be induced because of the project. In total, these jobs are expected to produce annual wages in excess of $120 million and have a total annual economic impact of $369 million. How does anyone come up with these numbers? Fuzzy math based on bull.
Dragonfly Hummingbird

Oviedo, FL

#5 Mar 6, 2014
My prediction was correct. Volusia Council gave up $20 million of your tax dollars to the Frances. Only Doug Daniels voted no. "House of Cards" has nothing on this group.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#6 Mar 6, 2014
The final proposal goes before the county council on April third>
Dragonfly Hummingbird

Oviedo, FL

#7 Mar 7, 2014
I predict the same vote for April 3rd. Who is going to collect the money on the public infrastructure garages that the taxpayers are going to buy? We have no county money for a homeless village, but we have money for the garages. Maybe they can use the garages as homeless shelters at night, since it really only for the occasional track crowd.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#8 Mar 8, 2014
The Florida Department of Transportation requested $20 million from the state in January [2014] The money was to be used for large sidewalks walking paths and eventually 2 overhead walking bridges around the speedway. It has to be approved by the state legislature.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#9 Mar 19, 2014
Dragonfly Hummingbird wrote:
What is called "public infrastrucĀ­ture" is puzzling. Is the land not private?She says it will cost $53 million. We are already finding dwindling numbers of everything except the tax handouts. The acres for future building is 110. What? How are you going to cram everything into the remaining 71 acres? That's a small mall. Volusia Mall might become a wasteland. Who is going to stop a business from moving to One Daytona? The OneDaytona.com website has different numbers in it's press release (which routes to DIS). It says the following: Upon completion of the first phase, ONE DAYTONA is expected to employ more than 3,100 workers in its businesses and an additional 1,200 permanent jobs will be induced because of the project. In total, these jobs are expected to produce annual wages in excess of $120 million and have a total annual economic impact of $369 million. How does anyone come up with these numbers? Fuzzy math based on bull.
The Volusia Mall is owned by C.B.L. the same group that owns the Pavilion. It's going to get an interior renovation [the last renovation was 20 years ago.] It also includes an upgrade to the entrance and it will also include bringing in new business according to the report. The renovations will be finished in November!
Dragonfly Hummingbird

Oviedo, FL

#10 Mar 20, 2014
This still will have the 3 Dillards? Not one giant one?
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#11 Mar 20, 2014
The passing of a senate bill still has to be approved in the forth and final step in what will amount to $2 Million a year in sales tax. It could receive a full vote as early as next week, or possibly a week or more later. The vote has not been brought up before the committee yet. House speaker Will Weatherford mentioned in February that he will not set aside tax dollars for sports arenas. A small number of supporters attended the meeting and didn't speak. Dorothy Hukill's proposed bill requires $250M in private investment before being considered by the senate. This is information on a bill that has received a green flag for approval? It sounds more like every article the News journal writes!
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#12 Mar 23, 2014
Dragonfly Hummingbird wrote:
This still will have the 3 Dillards? Not one giant one?
There isn't any contractual agreement for one Daytona. There isn't any reason to believe that it would mean business for the Volusia Mall. The city commission will make sure of that.
Cashier

Oviedo, FL

#13 Apr 1, 2014
Volusia Mall is sinking money into a renovation without public tax dollars. I wonder how that makes the ISC feel. Like cheap ass bastards? The NJ's article in today's paper made me want to vomit. They are taking tax dollars away, promising low paying jobs without any guarantee that anything will be done. Thirty years from now people who are in office now will be long gone and the new office holders will say, "Where did the 14,000 jobs go?" The numbers provided in the print edition do not make sense. Immediate jobs are far fewer. They have 30 years to put off getting to that number. By then, who will remember all the money lost?
Dragonfly Hummingbird

Oviedo, FL

#14 Apr 2, 2014
Again the NJ decides to editorialize how wonderful it is to give away tax dollars to the ISC. When is this paper going to stop it? My tax dollars should not be used to build an empire.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#15 May 2, 2014
International Speedway Corp. has reached a settlement with 9 of the 14 who were injured last year.

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