A developer plans to build a 195-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel at an oceanfront site in Daytona Beach.
Orlando-based Avista Properties would build the 10-story, 273,000-square-foot hotel with a rooftop pool along the ocean near the Daytona Beach Pier.
The Courtyard by Marriott hotel development, which would cost $40 million, is pending a purchase of city-owned land by Avista and a rezoning of the site.
Avista would acquire two adjacent city-owned lots and build the hotel on the lots and on a nearby parcel the Orlando-based developer already owns.
That would give Avista a two-acre development site at the northeast corner of Harvey Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Daytona Beach.
City commissioners could vote on a proposed rezoning of the site in March or April.
Glenn Storch, a Daytona Beach attorney representing Avista, told the News-Journal newspaper that the developer could close on a purchase of the city-owned lots in summer, break ground for the hotel in late 2018 and open it by the summer of 2020. [Daytona Beach News-Journal] — Mike Seemuth