A story was posted in the Daytona newspaper's website a couple of hours ago that the Daytona Hard Rock hotel/condos have been canceled. The developer trying to make it happen said that all the beach driving lawsuits scared away financing. Others chimed in saying he was simply having problems getting financing. Who knows.
Something interesting somebody pointed out was that most artist renderings of the place (initially and for a while) included cars parked on the beach in front of the place. That, and that his requirement that driving be taken off the beach weren't mentioned when the project was announced remove any sympathy I might have for the guy. Beach driving should have been a public part of preliminary discussions.
In the story the developer says he might reconsider the project in a couple of years. Time will tell. Personally, I want to see beach driving remain forever.