DAYTONA BEACH — A new permit application has been filed for construction of a controversial valet parking lane at the $192 million Protogroup hotel-condominium project, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
The new application was filed by the developer after Protogroup started work on that portion of the project in October in violation of an expired permit. The new permit request is under review, said Allison Colburn, FDOT spokeswoman.
“After Protogroup was notified of the permitting issue, all construction work within the right-of-way was halted,” Colburn said by email. “Discussions with the contractor are ongoing.”
The issue with the construction of the valet lane — a 50-foot-long westbound lane on the north side of eastbound Oakridge Boulevard at North Atlantic Avenue — is the latest in nearly a decade’s worth of controversies and delays tied to the twin-tower hotel-condominium project, the biggest, most expensive development project in Daytona Beach history.