Moonraker subdivision moving forward

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A new Panama City Beach subdivision is coming along after a recent approval from the Panama City Beach City Council.

The City Council voted to approve the plat for the Moonraker subdivision at the intersection of Hutchison Boulevard and Alf Coleman Road Thursday night.

The plat shows the layout of the roads in the neighborhood as well as how the lots will be set up.

While approval of a plat is sometimes seen as a formality, it's still a vital step in construction.

Mel Leonard, the director of building and planning for Panama City Beach said, "Well, that finalizes all the work they've already started and also shows what it'll look like when it's finished. There's also a bond that's put up so if they end up not fulfilling their obligations to for the plat, then the city can go in and make those improvements without having to use taxpayers' money."

The bond for the plat was also approved by the council Thursday for $50,000.