NO ONE WOULD ARGUE WITH DA LAP DATED BEACH FRONT HOTEL IN DAYTONA BEACH WITH A SOREED REPUTATION NEED AS FACE LIFT.

DEVELOPERS WANT TO TURN IT INTO A FOUR STAR RESORT.

BUT THEY'RE DRIVING A HARD BARGAIN IN RETURN.

A CAR FREE BEACH FRONT.

CLAIRE MRETS IS LIVE.

THEY WANT TO ELIMINATE CARS FROM 600 FEET OF BEACH.

YEAH, RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE DESERT INN WHICH IS WHAT IT'S NOW CALLED SOON TO BE LIKELY A WESTIN.

IN RETURN THE DEVELOPERS WOULD CREATE A PARKING LOT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE A1A STRIP HERE.

ACROSS FROM THE PROPERTY.

AND A PEDESTRIAN ACCESS AS WELL FOR THE PUBLIC.

HOWEVER, FOLKS USED TO THE TRADITION OF BEACH DRIVING SAY THAT DOESN'T GO OVER WELL WITH THEM.

I LOVE DRIVING ON THE BEACH.

IT'S WONDERFUL.

IT IS.

CRYSTAL ROBERTS AND HER CREW CAME FROM OCALA TO ENJOY THE OCEAN FRONT AND IT'S THIS DRIVING BEACH SHE SOUGHT OUT.

IF LEADERS APPROVE A DEVELOPER'S REQUEST, THE SAND IN FRONT OF THE DESERT INN WILL BE OFF LIMITS TO CARS.

LIKE SEVERAL OTHER CARS IN FRONT OF BIG — ZONES IN FRONT OF BIG HOTELS WILL BE TRAFFIC FREE.

YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE ON THE BEACH AND THAT'S REALLY EXCITING, BEAUTIFUL WITH THE WINDOWS DOWN.

THE NEW OWNERS HAVE SPENT MILLIONS TO BUY THE RUNDOWN PROPERTY WHERE A PEDOPHILE WAS BUSTED IN 2011.

TRIP ADVISOR CALLED THE DESERT INN THEN ONE OF THE DIRTIEST HOTELS IN THE COUNTRY.

NOW DEVELOPERS SAY MILLIONS MORE WILL GO INTO CREATING THE WESTIN BRAND WITH LUXURY ROOMS AND CONVENTION SPACE SURE TO BOOST TOURISM.

AND VEHICLES DON'T FIT THAT PLAN.

BUT SOME THINK THE COUNTY IS CATERING TO BIG MONEY NOT LOCALS WHO WANT TO KEEP THEIR DRIVE ON BEACH.

THE BEACH IS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR THE PEOPLE NOT FOR HOTELS AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

AND YOU ARE TAKING AWAY, YOU KNOW, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE BEACH.

PART OF THE PROBLEM? LACK OF ALTERNATIVE PARKING SITES.

THE TRADITION OF DRIVING AND PARKING RIGHT HERE IS LONG STANDING.

BUT MOTHER OF THREE LIEU WANNA MUJ SAYS SHE'D PROBABLY HUNT DOWN A SPOT THAN SEE CARS DOWN HERE WHERE CHILDREN PLAY.

IT'S SAFER.

THAT'S WHAT A BEACH IS FOR.

FOR FAMILLES TO GET TOGETHER AND HAVE FUN AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ALL THE CARS.

SO I RATHER NOT HAVE CARS ON THE BEACH.

IT APPEARS THERE ARE CERTAINLY MIXED REVIEWS ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL.

HOWEVER TODAY AT COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING 6-ONE LEADERS VOTED IN FAVOR OF STAFF CREATING AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE VEHICLES IN FRONT OF THIS PROPERTY.

HOWEVER, THE COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS WOULD STILL HAVE TO VOTE ON THAT ORDINANCE.

THAT WOULD LIKELY HAPPEN NEXT MONTH.