DeBary plans its SunRail district in Central Florida

March 1, 2016

An editorial opinion from The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Across Central Florida, SunRail stations have sparked an estimated $3 billion (and counting) in new development, including apartments, offices, shopping and connections to other forms of transit.Website Insert Passenger Trains Very Well copy

But DeBary — the current northern terminal of the commuter-rail line — seems to have been left out. There are a few automotive businesses and a convenience store nearby, which were there before the rail stop was constructed, along with some houses and a mobile home park. But more than 80 percent of the land in the identified “transit oriented development” district around the station is vacant, leaving plenty of room for development to occur.

But the question is: When will it come, and what will it look like?

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