Narconon rehab facility may land in Destin neighborhood - 2008-05-27
In 2007, the Rosses twice tried to buy houses in Miramar Beach as a 30- or 28-bed "educational center" for patients who have already completed a 30-day stay at the Destin facility. Some Miramar residents objected to having a rehab center in their neighborhood, while some were concerned about Narconon's ties to Scientology.
Ross said the Destin home they want to open would be much smaller, holding about six adults who have been in Narconon's program for at least two months.
Members of the City Council say they've heard from Destin residents who object to Narconon's operations. Gallander said that City Land Use Attorney Scott Shirley has reviewed the law, and concluded that Narconon has the right to open a "small community residential home" as the city's codes define it, in a single family neighborhood.