Sabal Palms of Palm Coast: New Senior Living Facility Breaks Ground

Palm Coast is an underserved market for Adult Living Facilities. Four developers are moving plans forward locally. Protea Capital Partners with North Star Senior Living are first out of the chute.

Sabal Palms in Palm CoastPALM COAST, FL – September 8, 2016 – Protea Capital Partners with North Star Senior Living have begun the construction of Sabal Palms of Palm Coast, the city’s newest senior community. A Site Development permit has been issued and silt fence, tree barriers and a port-o-john are on site; always reliable harbingers of impending new construction.

The facility is being developed on 18 acres at the southern end of the recently completed Palm Harbor Pkwy extension to Matanzas Woods Pkwy (across from the entrance to Hammock Dunes’ Creek Course). The extension provides the Sabal Palms location with easy, direct access to Interstate 95 via the new interchange.


Sabal Palms will provide much-needed services for residents who require assistance with daily living and for those suffering from dementia. The 65,000 square foot Tuscan Style state-of-the-art development will consist of 82 rooms, housing 100 residents. There will be a full service kitchen as well as a country kitchen which will be used to serve residents in its Alzheimer unit.

The facility will also have a movie theatre, a hairdresser and spa as well as a fitness center with exercise and therapeutic equipment. Other amenities will include a bistro, a library, a club room, a bar as well as two multi-functional activity rooms that can be used for art, music, yoga, religious practice and lectures. In addition to the indoor amenities, Sabal Palms will also have a bocce ball court, an outdoor terrace suitable for dining and entertainment, a dog run, an outdoor fitness station and multiple walking trails.

Together with its best-in-class professional team of Irwin Partners Architects, Klang and Associates Interior Designers, The Alann Engineering Group, Beebe and Associates and Elkins Construction, all of whom have a long history in the design and construction of senior living facilities and Northstar Senior Living, widely regarded as one of the premier providers of senior living in the country, Protea Capital will deliver a luxurious residential experience together with exceptional levels of care at prices that residents of Palm Coast can afford.

“At Protea Capital, we are firm believers that the provision of quality residential care for the elderly is critical to maintaining the moral standards of our society,” says Greg Spiro, Principal of Protea Capital Partners. “Our philosophy is that senior living should not only be focused on attending to the physical needs of residents, but, as importantly, to their psychological, social and intellectual needs. Our company measures its success not only by the Wellness factor, but also by the Happiness factor.”

Three other senior community projects are in various stages of planning in Palm Coast, all wanting to participate in Palm Coast’s underserved market. The other projects are planned for Colbert Lane, Cypress Point Pkwy and Palm Coast Pkwy NW. The first one to market will have an advantage. With a site development permit in hand and a port-o-john on site, Protea is in first place for now.

The Site Development permit has a contractor stated value of $50,000. The application for the Commercial Construction permit with a stated value of $11,455,000 has been received by the city.

7 replies
  1. Carol Griner
    Carol Griner says:

    Senior Living

    After looking for 3 months in Palm Coast for a place for my brother, Veteran, Air Force.
    I was shocked at the prices, lack of communities available, and the lack of concern from the City for a reasonable place for the elderly at reasonable costs.
    I finally found a place in Ormond Beach.

    Palm Coast is so far behind in activities for kids, places for the elderly that are affordable, yet, spend millions on parks, tearing down trees for more strip centers, the list goes on.

    This city can’t even keep decent golf courses functioning.
    So.. By all means, build centers for the elderly that they can’t afford.
    Go figure.

  2. Patricia McClintock
    Patricia McClintock says:

    Senior Living

    Well said Carol we have talked about this before. Everyone wants a lot of money for Senior Living facilities. If we all that kind of money we could hire live in help. Thanks for the information Toby.

  3. George Edward Chuddy
    George Edward Chuddy says:

    We have donated……..We have Provided for…….

    @ Carol Griner and Patricia McClintock :

    August 1976
    Mr. and Mrs. George E. Chuddy
    28 Lake Drive
    Darien,Connecticut 006820
    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Chuddy:
    Because you have made a commitment in Palm Coast by establishing your home here, we believe you should be aware of an agreement that we recently reached with the Federal Trade Commission.
    ITT Community Development Corporation ( ICDC) has signed a Consent Agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning the future development of Palm Coast. Signing the agreement does not constitute an admission that any law has been violated, as the agreement itself states. We feel the agreement is important in order to attain our primary goal — the development of Palm Coast as a balanced, well-rounded community.
    An important part of the Consent Agreement calls for the execution of plans, within six years, which we believe, in the long run, will be good for Palm Coast. In brief, among other things , we have agreed to the following:
    1. A shopping center with at least 400,000 square feet of floor space will be provided.We are already in contact with prospective developers of individual stores, including a supermarket.
    2. With appropriate governmental agreement, a traffic interchange on Interstate Highway 95 will be constructed to serve Palm Coast according to plans we submitted to the Florida Department of Transportation in August 1972. ICDC will pay for the interchange as originally designed.
    3. An office and research park area will be developed with appropriate roads and utilities to serve it and landscaping to make it an attractive part of Palm Coast. Planning for this already is under way.
    4. A multi-purpose office building, with at least 5,000 square feet of floor space, will be constructed for tenants in the office and research park. This structure, also, is under planning.
    5. We will move the headquarters of ICDC to Palm Coast. We plan to be substantial employer contributing much to the economy of Palm Coast and Flagler County.
    The agreement also provides for us to restrict our development efforts to 42,000 acres for a period of 15 years ( with possible extension for another five years). This will allow appropriate construction in areas set aside for commercial establishments, light industry, recreation, preservation and conservation and other residential uses. Moreover, during this 15- or 20-year period, sales will be limited to 48,000 registered lots of which over 36,000 already have been sold.
    The aforementioned are some of the most important points contained in the Consent Agreement as it affect you and the balanced development of Palm Coast. You will also be interested in knowing of additional projects that we believe further enhance the community.. Here are some examples:
    ————>We have donated two acres of land, adjoining the future Emergency Services Building site, to the Palm Coast branch of the YMCA to be used as the location of a Community Activities Center. <---------- We will bear the cost of constructing this facility for all community residents and for sharing in operational expenses during its first three years -- a gift totaling more than $400,000. ------------->We have provided as a gift a site of 57 acres to the Flagler County School Board for a junior-senior high school. <-----------The first class of proud seniors was graduated from Flagler-Palm Coast High School last spring. --------------->We have designated a number of sites for recreation, parks, preservation and conservation, and other public areas. One site, in Section 1-A, now is being developed and a paved bicycle path has been constructed. Another bike path, starting near the Yacht Club, is in use. We are working with the Palm Coast Civic Association so that Palm Coast residents can form a legal entity to which we can donate a one-acre site and an Emergency Services Building to house fire and security forces, an ambulance, and facilities for community activities. A preliminary blueprint for the structure has been approved by a committee from the Community.<-------------- As you know, we donated a $36,000 pumper fire truck to the Palm Coast Volunteer Fire Department , which will be stationed in the Emergency Services Building.. Palm Coast's first church building, St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, we dedicated on the morning of July 4. Catholic and Baptist church organizations have purchased sites for their proposed churches. And Temple Beth Shalom is considering building a Synagogue. We at ICDC are very pleased, as we know citizens of Palm Coast are, to witness this growth and progress in the vitally important religious life of our community. Palm Coast's first financial institution, a branch of the Security First Federal Savings and Loan Association, recently opened for business. We believe others will follow with the growth of the community. These and many other facilitates will be needed to serve Palm Coast's growing population. And it is growing. During the last nine months, construction of over 200 homes began. We now have over 1,000 people living and enjoying the good life at Palm Coast. In closing, let me assure you that the ITT Community Development Corporation believes very strongly in the future of Palm Coast and that we are determined that it will grow and progress in a balanced and healthy manner. Sincerely yours, Alan Smolen President.

  4. Stella
    Stella says:

    Great people already in place

    I met with the three ladies in the office and they were such a help and informative. This is such a difficult time for us, and Karen the ED was so companionate, and she shared her own experience with us, and it had really touched our family. Sandy was very informative and caring as well.
    Our family has chose to move forward with this community, simply do to the way it was represented.

  5. Gail Liston
    Gail Liston says:

    Hairdresser seeking work

    I have been a hairdresser for 47 years and had my own salon in Palm Coast for 15 years I have worked in a Health and Rehab place for a little over a year so I am interested what your facility might offer , if someone could contact me I would greatly appreciate that seeing I haven’t found a number that I could call. I also have residents that I do that are very interested in learning more about your facility

    Thank you,
    Gail Liston

  6. kimberly s klink
    kimberly s klink says:


    I have been here for one year. I am originally from Ohio and I have been a Director of Nursing for over 15 years for both skilled and assisted living. My last position was at a non-profit 250 bed CRC as the Director for the campus which included a 60 bed memory care, 100 bed assisted living; 75 independent living and 15 patio homes.
    I am interested in volunteering in any aspect. I enjoy activity’s and I find I m missing the interaction with residents.
    I am very interested in seeing the facility and again I am only looking at volunteering several hours a week in any capacity.
    Thank you for your time.

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