Plans to rebuild the Seagate Yacht Club are drawing positive response from coastal residents south of Atlantic Avenue. The owners of the nearby Seagate Hotel and Spa want to build 10 luxury townhouses and a three-story clubhouse at the existing 44-slip marina on MacFarlane Drive.

The clubhouse got scrutiny at a March 17 meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board, where the developer agreed to a neighborhood request to close the clubhouse at 10 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends. No music on the rooftop sunbathing terrace will be another restriction.

But the developer submitted favorable comments from 200 neighbors who say the new yacht club with its distinctive contemporary design will benefit their neighborhood. City commissioners must approve a conditional-use request for the clubhouse. The design goes to the Site Plan Review and Appearance Board for approval.

Dockage for luxury yachts is important for Seagate’s effort to create a full-service resort destination, said E. Anthony Wilson, chairman of the Seagate Hospitality Group. 

In addition to the 162-room hotel at 1000 E. Atlantic Ave., the company operates the Seagate Beach Club at 401 S. Ocean Blvd.

Seagate bought the Hamlet Golf and Country Club for $7 million in 2012 so golf and tennis could be included in its full-service resort.

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