Daytona Rising Progress Ahead Of Schedule; One Daytona Pushed Back Later Into ’16

While completion of Daytona Int'l Speedway’s Daytona Rising renovation project appears on schedule, ISC officials said that the initial phase of the One Daytona mixed-use development "has been pushed back to 'later 2016,'" according to Eileen Zaffiro-Kean of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL.

ISC Manager of Corporate Communications Gentry Baumline-Robinson said that the target completion date for One Daytona’s first phase was "delayed for a number of reasons." She said, “With any major development there’s always things that change."

Daytona Beach Commissioner Rob Gilliland said that more of the One Daytona site needs to be leased out before site work and construction will begin in earnest." Gilliland: “You need 65 to 70 percent of square footage pre-leased before you start vertical construction." Meanwhile, the steady progress on Daytona Rising "is impossible to miss."

The new gates are "starting to take shape and new seating areas are being created along the top of the frontstretch." Baumline-Robinson said the Daytona Rising "is actually a little ahead of schedule." Daytona Rising is "racing toward a deadline of Jan. 24, when fans arrive for the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona." Plenty of One Daytona work "is ongoing."

Only Bass Pro Shops and Cobb Theatres "have contracts with ISC to locate at One Daytona, but more tenants could be announced in coming months." Gilliland is "holding out hope that a new hotel and retail stores will be open" in One Daytona by February '16. He said that some building construction "could be started before site work is completed." Daytona Beach News Journal