Months of waiting are over. Demolition work will commence soon at the old Palm Harbor Shopping Center to make way for Island Walk. A demolition permit was issued Thursday.
Palm Coast, FL – November 1, 2014 – The City of Palm Coast issued a demolition permit for 250 Palm Coast Pkwy, the location of Palm Coast’s original shopping center to make room for Island Walk. The demolition contractor is Hawkins Construction Inc, of Tarpon Springs.
Palm Harbor Shopping Center will go through a phased reconstruction. The new shopping center will be named Island Walk at Palm Coast. When it is complete, a new Publix will be Island Walk’s front-facing anchor. Don’t worry though; the new Publix will be completed before the old one is closed for its own demolition.
A previous developer, while never taking ownership, had taken the Island Walk project through the land planning and entitlement phase, but was either unwilling or unable to finish the job. The property was purchased from Inland American by Branch Island Walk Associates LP, of Atlanta, in May 2014 for $12,375,000. The development order for the project was issued in early October.
With a new Chick fil A being constructed at the northwest corner of Palm Coast Pkwy at Boulder Rock Drive, the widening of Palm Coast Pkwy between Boulder Rock and Florida Park Drive and the soon to commence shopping center demolition and construction, drivers should plan ahead and stay alert for traffic alerts and lane closing announcements. Construction activity will likely last 18 months.