Daytona Beach Shores leaders want to revitalize part of city

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. —

Officials with the city of Daytona Beach Shores want to spend $2 million to overhaul one of its busiest corridors.

The plan is to revitalize properties and businesses on the west side of A1A. Officials said they want to aggressively clean up aging buildings and eyesores.

"That's what I would like to see more of -- all the buildings that are shut down, just cleaned up," resident Pat Skoog said.

The plan was discussed during a city visioning workshop on Friday. It involves purchasing and fixing up properties on the west side of A1A, not the beach side.

"We want to take the initiative to try and make our city far more attractive than it is currently," Daytona Beach Shores Mayor Harry Jennings said.

Residents said they would be happy to see the city fix up the area but many can't help but bring up the issue of the old Treasure Island resort on the east side of town.

"If they clean up the other ones that's OK, but Treasure Island needs to go first," Skoog said.

Officials said the city is still in discussions with the owners of the dilapidated hotel. Leaders said for now they want to focus on an area where they can get results.