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Islamorada Village Reviews La Jolla Resort Redevelopment

Requests for redevelopment and expansion of a longstanding resort are set to go before the Village Council on Thursday, Feb. 16. La Jolla Resort, represented by Island Construction Management owner Don Horton, will go before the governing board a second time with requests to redevelop and possibly expand on its Upper Matecumbe Key property through future land use map and zoning amendments.

The council previously approved map and zoning changes with the stipulation that no transfer of development rights would be allowed to be moved to the [ La Jolla Resort ] property. Therefore, if approved a second time without changes by the council, no expansion or increase in intensity or density would be allowed. As the request reads in regard to the expansion, it could push the 20-room resort to 27 units, which was what was approved by the village’s Local Planning Agency, or to a maximum of 34 units.

Some neighboring residents spoke at the initial meeting for these requests in October. While most were fine with the redevelopment of the property, they opposed the expansion. The resort, at 82216 Overseas Highway, dates back to the 1950s. It has been on the market for quite some time and is currently listed at $10.9 million by Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty.

Other agenda items at the Feb. 16 meeting include:

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