City's refusal of $30K in tax relief has no impact on Krystal project


A demolition crew razes a former gas station on the site of a Krystal hamburger restaurant planned for south Ferdon Boulevard opposite Dunkin' Donuts.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 07:53 PM.

CRESTVIEW — With differences resolved between the city and the state Department of Transportation, site work has begun on a south Ferdon Boulevard fast-food restaurant.

At a May 15 Crestview City Council meeting, Krystal representative Bob Ziegenfuss hinted that unless the city provided $30,000 in tax relief, the 2385 S. Ferdon Blvd. project would be "in jeopardy."

Council members took no action on the request.

However, Public Works Director Wayne Steele said Krystal and the DOT, which had mandated unexpected improvements to the State Road 85 median, met last week "and they're moving forward."

Demolition of a former gas station on the site opposite Dunkin' Donuts is underway.

"In this project, they are going to demolish that old building and all the concrete pavement," city engineer Fred Cook said. "It's a complete redo of the whole site."

The former gas station's gasoline tanks were excavated and removed several years ago, Cook said.

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