January 19, 2020 – At a Special Meeting January 14, Palm Coast City Council rushed to pass an ordinance placing a 120-day moratorium on the approval of any new dollar format stores. The issue was first raised only seven days earlier by Mayor Milissa Holland during her January 7th regular meeting comments on items not on the agenda. “We have a lot of Dollar Generals popping up in our city and frankly, I find it a little disconcerting,” said Holland.
January 4, 2020 – Arguably the most significant chapter in Flagler County real estate development ends as Lubert-Adler sells its remaining local assets, including the Hammock Beach Resort with its Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson signature golf courses. The complex deal included two undeveloped but well-positioned commercial properties and closed December 31. The total value of all recorded transactions is $18.26M. The buyer is Tampa-based KDG Capital, a private equity fund headed by Dr. Kiran Patel.
December 16, 2019 – My September drive around town commercial update was popular with well over three thousand views of the interactive map. Several readers have asked for an update, so here it is.
November 20, 2019 – Ken Belshe, senior sales director for SunBelt Land Management, is pleased to announce that Paytas Homes has broken ground on its model home in Marina Del Palma
October 16, 2019 – Another chapter in the history of Palm Coast Resort is about to be written. Atlanta-based Jacoby Development has submitted plans for two new developments in Palm Coast. One will involve the redevelopment of the Palm Coast Resort & Marina. The second involves construction of condominiums adjoining the Palm Harbor Golf Course.
October 16, 2019 – Vercetti Enterprises, a south Florida-based general contractor, has begun construction of a Popeyes Restaurant on SR 100 in Palm Coast.
October 10, 2019 – The single most asked questions I’ve heard over the 13-plus years of publishing GoToby.com is, “When are we going to get a Costco (or Sam’s Club or BJ’S)?” The answer is, “Not until we have greater residential and commercial density.”
September 24, 2019 -- A story that has been percolating under the covers for some time was broken first by FlaglerLive. The University of North Florida (UNF), City of Palm Coast, AdventHealth, Daytona State College, Flagler Schools, and Allete Properties have joined forces in a proposal to develop a UNF Medical Nexus in Palm Coast's Town Center.
September 18, 2019 – I case you haven’t been paying attention, there is a lot of commercial development going on in Palm Coast and Flagler County. I took a drive around town with my camera, so you won’t have to. Airport Commons, Central Landings, Dollar General, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Sherwin Williams, Texas Roadhouse and more.
September 09, 2019 – Flagler Health+, an extension of St Augustine-based Flagler Hospital, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a four-acre property at the south side of Matanzas Woods Parkway between Belle Terre Pkwy and Old Belle Terre Parkway in the City of Palm Coast.
September 7, 2019 — Commercial construction is on the rise in Palm Coast and Flagler County. The area's first Wawa (fuel, convenience store, food market, and coffee shop) store will be coming soon to the corner of SR 100 and Bulldog Drive. A building permit for the new store was issued August 28th with a contractor stated construction value of $888,000. Wawa paid a combined $137,114 for permitting and impact fees.
September 6, 2019 — Discovery World Furniture, previously known as “Project Columbus” by the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity, has chosen to consolidate its operations in Flagler County, bringing jobs and further strengthening the regional economy.
August 31, 2019 — Hurricane Dorian shifted further east Saturday improving (at least temporarily) the outlook for Flagler County. Evacuation plans are postponed until Monday. ICW bridges will not close until winds reach a sustained 45 mph.
August 21, 2019 – The City of Palm Coast yesterday issued building permits for another new apartment complex. The permits cover 11 separate buildings on the 27.1-acre site directly east of the Epic Movie Theatre on Central Avenue in Town Center.
August 1, 2019 – The City of Palm Coast is calling on Flagler Palm Coast High School students to help design the future of Town Center, the area that will be the City’s downtown. Students in the ‘i3 New Tech Academy’ will work in teams with community experts to learn about Town Center and its Innovation District to design concepts and spaces, experience unique field trips.