Memorial Day Weekend Tour of Flagler County Commercial Construction Projects

FPL, Lighthouse Marina, Aldi, Starbucks (2), IHOP, Tuscan Garden, Wind Chant Country Manor, Sabal Palms, Market Street, National Guard, SunTrust

PALM COAST, FL – May 29, 2017 – It’s been a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend, great weather for checking on the progress of Flagler County’s commercial construction projects. I started out from my home office in Tidelands and headed north on Palm Harbor Pkwy. You can zoom and pan the following interactive map.


SABAL PALMS – Are Adult Living Facilities (ALFs) the new golf course? Well along, this $11.455M facility will open in the fall as the first of four new ALFs currently in the permitting or construction stage in Palm Coast. Palm Coast collected permitting and impact fees totaling $155,719 at the time this building permit was issued.

Sabal Palms Senior Living Facility


WIND CHANT COUNTRY MANOR – Another ALF, this one on the west side of Route 1 south of Palm Coast Pkwy. The developer has applied to St Johns River Water Management District for approval of its stormwater management plans.

Wind Chant Country Manor - Palm Coast location


FLORIDA NATIONA GUARD – Construction is underway on this long-awaited $18.5M, 83,000 square foot Readiness Center on Airport Road off Belle Terre south of the Flagler County Executive Airport.


STARBUCKS (SHOPPES AT PALM COAST) – This new Starbucks is under construction at the corner of Belle Terre and SR 100. I hear that a Taco Bell is next for Shoppes at Palm Coast.

Starbucks - Shoppes at Palm Coast


ALDI GROCERY STORE – The new Aldi store is nearing completion. The company website predicts a July 13th opening.  Palm Coast collected permitting and impact fees totaling $182,207 for this $1.2M structure.

Aldi - Shoppes at Palm Coast


FP&L RESPONSE CENTER –  Palm Coast collected permitting and impact fees totaling $121,745 for this 25,436 square foot $5.5M hurricane-proof building 

FP&L Response Center - Palm Coast


SUNTRUST BANK – SunTrust is building a new branch location on one of the Beach Village out parcels in front of Publix. A new 7-Eleven has opened on another out parcel of Beach Village.

SunTrust location in Beach Village


LIGHTHOUSE MARINA – When completed, this mixed-use development at the site of the former Lehigh Cement plant (intersection of Colbert Lane and Roberts Road) will include both wet slips and dry-stack boat storage, a hotel, condominiums and single-family residences as well as commercial space for restaurants and shops. The excavation of the marina basin is underway.

Lighthouse Marina construction


TUSCAN GARDEN – Site development work is evident at this ALF on Colbert Lane. The building permits have been issued for a two-story memory care facility and a 4-story assisted living facility which will include a one-story amenity center. The contractor declared value for building construction totals  $17.8M.  Palm Coast collected permitting and impact fees totaling $256.5K.

Tuscan Garcen


IHOP – Site development has been permitted for an IHOP restaurant in Island Walk to be located between the new Chase Bank and the Mattress One store.


STARBUCKS (ISLAND WALk) – Construction is well under way in the new Island Walk Starbucks. The new store, which replaces a previously demolished Starbucks, will feature drive-through service.

Starbucks - Island Walk


MARKET STREET MEMORY CARE – Site development work on Palm Coast’s fourth new ALS is largely complete. A $7.57 building permit for a 64-unit memory care facility has been issued. Palm Coast collected permitting and impact fees totaling $104,859.

Market Street Memory Care site


7 replies
  1. Steve G.
    Steve G. says:

    Lets wait and see

    The ALF’s cannot take care of the people we have right now. They treat the nurses like slaves (50-60 patients per nurse +), and the CNA’s are always hiding to avoid work. The patients please pay through their noses to get substandard care and crappy food. I sure hope the new one’s are better. Better yet the state needs more random inspections. My Mpm was a patient and always had her cloths and personal items always stolen. I was supporting Bunnell with new cloths.

  2. Buck Troesch
    Buck Troesch says:

    Information very much appreciated

    Steve & Bruce

    Thanks for this much needed and informative post. Perhaps someday our county and city officials follow your lead and keep us informed.

  3. Toby
    Toby says:

    Reply to Lorraine

    The owner of the parcel on the southwest corner of Matanzas Woods Pkwy and Belle Terre has had conversations with gas station retailers but nothing has been finalized as far as I know.

  4. Dave Maasen
    Dave Maasen says:


    With all these construction proposals, particularly impacting Roberts Road and Colbert Lane (2 lanes only) where are the plans to widen these roads to allow for the influx of people and vehicles. These current road systems DO NOT support these additions

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