Owners of recreational vehicles will have a place to park and stay in the city now that a special exception has been granted to the property owners  of the former location of Daytona Brick and Stone, which currently offers RV and boat storage in South Daytona, Fla., according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

“My husband and I have been active campers for 38 years. I am excited about having a top-notch campground in our city,” Councilwoman Nancy Long said March 9 after council members voted unanimously to approve the exception.

The new ordinance allows recreational vehicle parks as a special exception in heavy commercial and light industrial zoning areas within the city. Proposed RV parks will have to meet minimum requirements for size, layout, utilities and buffering.

The site in question covers 9.87 acres, which exceeds the 8-acre minimum. The site is also on an arterial road, another requirement.

Plans for the proposed park shows 11 pull-through sites, which exceed the 10% minimum of the total spaces (89) required.

RV park spaces will be 31 by 51 feet, exceeding code, which is 30 by 50 feet. There also will be a 20-foot-wide landscaped buffer around the perimeter of the proposed park, which will be 30 feet from all public rights of way.

The park also will meet the code requirement that 50% of the spaces provide sewer hook-ups and a 100% of spaces will have potable water hook-ups.

Campers will be permitted to stay a maximum of 210 days within a 12-month period.