VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. —
A group of New Smyrna Beach residents is fighting a proposed low-income housing development near their neighborhood.
A Winter Park developer is planning to build Causeway Landings, an apartment complex along the North Causeway, next to the upscale Venesia neighborhood.
WFTV’s Steve Barrett talked to residents about why they’re against the project.
Delores Burkhard is one of the residents organizing the opposition to Causeway Landings. The proposed 239-unit complex would be for families making $20,000 to $40,000 a year.
“We don’t want that many rentals here. I don’t think there are that many renters in New Smyrna Beach. So units will sit empty, and it just isn’t what we were looking for as the gateway to New Smyrna,” said Burkhard.