Public hearing scheduled for land use change for Holt Fire

HOLT, Fla., Oct. 16, 2020—Holt Fire District is moving forward with plans to build a new fire station at Holt park.

The Fire District owns the 2.98 acres and rents the property to the county for the park.

The park was designed with a future fire station in mind, so no changes to the park are anticipated, with the possible exception of adjusting the walking trail to accommodate new station facilities.

Holt Fire filed an application with the Okaloosa County Department of Growth Management to change the Future Land Use Map designation of the property from rural residential to institutional, one of the first steps toward building the new station.

Property owners within a 300-foot radius of the property were notified of the change request via registered mail from the Fire District, per county requirements as part of the change request.

Public hearings to consider the requested action will be held Nov. 12 at 5:01 p.m. during the county planning commission meeting held at the Okaloosa County Conference Center located at 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy. in Fort Walton Beach.

A second hearing by Okaloosa County’s Board of County Commissioners for approval of the change is scheduled for Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. at the Shalimar county administrative complex.

For more information, contact the Department of Growth Management at 850-651-7180 or 850-689-5080, or Fire Commissioner Jim Connors at 850-305-2855.

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