City to Consider Annexing 5,216 Acres along Old Brick Road

Jacksonville Beach land developer plans Development of Regional Impact (DRI) supporting 5,000 homes and 1,150,000 SF of retail, office, and industrial space.

Palm Coast, Florida – March 27, 2009 – Jacksonville Beach developer Paul Fletcher will petition the City of Palm Coast to annex 5,216 acres of land at the headwaters of Pellicer Creek at Flagler County’s north end. The property is owned by Wilson Green LLC (a Fletcher entity) and abuts the southern boundary of St. Johns County. As a land developer, Fletcher plans to apply for a mixed-use Development of Regional Impact (DRI) for the property, gaining entitlements for vertical construction. His company plans to then sell parcels to other developers who will build out the community.
The development, known as Old Brick Township is bounded on the south by another large parcel of land recently annexed by Palm Coast which is being developed by Cousins Properties, Inc as another mixed-use DRI. The east side of Old Brick Township is bounded by land owned by Rayonier. Rayonier is committed to make their property a part of Palm Coast within the next two years.
This project was presented to Flagler County in late 2007 at a pre-application meeting. The pre-application document presented at that time seems to correspond closely with the current annexation petition and is attached (click here) for your reference. The document describes a phased development, envisioning a 2009 commencement date for phase one. The current schedule hopes to accomplish entitlement (DRI approval) by 2011 with vertical construction to follow. The original plan projects a 14-year development timeframe.
The Conceptual Master Plan is comprised of five pedestrian oriented villages. Each village core will be surrounded by settlements interlaced and bounded by undeveloped lands. Green development will be a key element. The industrial park (phases two and three) will have 1,000,000 SF of job generating space.
The annexation documents will be discussed at Tuesday’s City Council Workshop. Annexation will require a first reading and public hearing at the April 7 City Council meeting and a second reading on April 21.
4 replies
  1. Lindsay
    Lindsay says:


    Amazing lets just keep building on undeveloped land and not allow exsisting lot owners with vested rights to build. What will be the impact on storm water for that?

  2. Don White
    Don White says:

    Water is cash cow

    The City of Palm Coast will be most pleased to provide water!! Water is a very profitable "cash cow" for any government agency able to provide it. Where it ultimately comes from and what it ultimately costs the taxpayers will be the real questions to ask.

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