Palm Coast on Front Page of USA Today (Today)

Palm Coast is included in the front page feature on today’s USA Today, just 4 weeks after being highlighted in a front-page Sunday Washington Post feature story.

Palm Coast, FL – July 1, 2011 – Only four weeks ago, Palm Coast was highlighted in the front-page lead story in the Sunday edition of the Washington Post. That story played on Palm Coast as poster child for the boom and bust cycle of the housing market. Palm Coast is featured again in today’s front-page lead story in USA Today; "For Blacks, a Return to Southern Roots." The story informs readers of the growing trend for African Americans to move out of cities in the Northeast and Midwest into cities in the South.
Palm Coast has been the target for many of those relocating, especially retired public employees from Northeast cities. Palm Coast’s African American population grew by 147% in the last decade. Two members of the five-seat city council are African Americans. Local residents interviewed for the article include Linda Sharpe Haywood, Mike Morton, Edmond Pinto Jr., Latanya and Renard Damon, James and Ruby Sims, as well as city mayor Jon Netts.
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  1. George Edward Chuddy
    George Edward Chuddy says:

    Palm Coast Inc. was NOT offered as….

    The article is incorrect; Palm Coast , Inc., was NOT offered as a huge Retirement Community. After all, there are, or should be, massive acres for ‘Proposed School Sites’ and for FOUR ‘Industrial Sites’ and for ‘Commercial Sites’…and also:

    See how Palm Coast, Inc. was offered in 1972:

    ‘…An Approach to a New City: Palm Coast…’,
    Dr. Norman Young and Dr. Stanley Dea.
    ( Reprinted from Environmental Affairs, Volume2, Number 1, Spring, 1972.)
    ITT Levitt Ad 6904A P-B102-292

    Page 128

    ‘…What follows is of necessity an all too brief discussioni of an approach to a new city…’

    ‘…Palm Coast will be neither a "sudden city’ nor an ‘instant’ one but will grow in accordance with a pre-planned program, no matter whether it flourishes twenty, thirty, or forty years from now. Palm Coast is a strip of land thirty miles long at its longest, ten miles wide at its widest, covering approximately 160 square miles. It is a fact that under the controls we will institute, despite its being larger in extent than Detroit or Philadelphia, it will have a density of say, Beverly Hills, California. But more on this later. Palm Coast has about six miles of ocean front, approximately twenty miles on the Intracoastal Waterway, and will have significant man made water areas. Again, these will be reviewed in the main body of the text…’

    Page 129

    Bio-Physical Environment and Pollution Control:
    ‘…Issues of environment and ecology have captured the interest of government, industry, and most importantly, the public. Mirroring this concern for environmental quality, Palm Coast has committed major efforts toward preserving or enhancing the balance of nature in the planning and development of a —->future city for 750,000 people<—– . The issue at hand can be simply stated: is it possible to have environment and development as complementary, parrallel objectives, or are they mutually antagonistic to each other?…’
    Page 130
    ( for the newer Palm Coasters: the build out population of 750,000 was restricted to a smaller amount of the total Gargantuan Acreage of 93,000 acres by the Federal Investigators and Federal Trade Commission so Palm Coast would not have sprawl. This occurred after the first ‘Palm Coast Predicament’ when the State of Florida Attorney General Doyle and his State Investigators came to Palm Coast.)

    Wishing everyone an enjoyable Fourth.

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