Cardinal Avenue off-beach parking in Ormond open for use

Photo for Headline Surfer / There is a new off-beach parking lot in Ormond Beach that offers free parking with 124 parking spaces located on the west side of 650 S. Atlantic Ave.  

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- The Cardinal Avenue off-beach parking lot at 650 S. Atlantic Ave. in Ormond Beach is open for use. 

"The facility features 124 parking spaces; restrooms are available across the signaled intersection at the beach ramp," Kate Sark, a community Information specialist for Volusia County told Headline Surfer.

"In addition to public parking, a designated space is reserved for ambulances to charge their equipment during standby." 

Kate Sark / Headline Surfer"The facility features 124 parking spaces; restrooms are available across the signaled intersection at the beach ramp," Kate Sark, a community Information specialist for Volusia County told Headline Surfer.

"In addition to public parking, a designated space is reserved for ambulances to charge their equipment during standby." 

An operations facility on-site is nearing completion, Sark said, adding the facility will be used to store maintenance and operational items for the Beach Safety and Coastal Divisions, and will act as a satellite office for Coastal maintenance staff. 

Overnight parking between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. is not permitted.

The county bought the property four years ago series of land purchases to provide more off-beach parking along the coastline, from Ormond-by-the-Sea to New Smyrna Beach.

This new lot in Ormond had been home to a run-down bar called "The Other Place" and a gas station. Both were razed at a cost of $1.7 million, including improvements made to the converted lot. The renovation work, including paving and parking lines was completed just a few weeks ago.

A crosswalk was installed between the lot on the west side of the roadway and the beach approach on the east side.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.