400 new homes are expected to come to the western side of Palm Coast following the recent Palm Coast City Council meeting. During the recent Feb 1. meeting, the proposed final plat development orders on both developments were approved.
The northernmost development would be called The Trails and would add 274 townhouse lots to 188 acres of land on the west side of Belle Terre Parkway. Just north of Belle Terre Elementary School and across from Palm Coast Fire Station No. 23.
The Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Regulation Board approved the subdivision master plan for The Trails in August 2020.
The City Council had approved the final plat with a 4-1 vote at the Feb 1 meeting, with Eddie Branquinho dissenting.
Clearing for the land has mostly been done, as lumber from the area was sold off to a paper mill. Construction for the infrastructure began last May and as of the meeting, was 80% done, according to city staff.
The Trails is expected to be a gated community.
The other development being voted on during the meeting was Whiteview Village. The development would add 121 single-family homes during its first phase across 97 acres. Whiteview Village will reside on the southwest corner of Pine Lakes Parkway and White Mill Drive. This is north of Whiteview Parkway.
A second phase is expected to bring in an additional 81-single family home. Like the Trails, Whiteview Village will be gated.
MPD for Whiteview was approved in September 2018. The city issued a development permit for the site in April 2021.
The final plat development order was approved with a 5-0 vote during the Feb 1 meeting.
February 2, 2022 at 9:55 pm
This city council is out of hand. They just keep approving more homes and apartments and do nothing for the residential properties that are already in place as to addressing the swale problem and not to mention what are all these people that buy these new places going to do for work. I’m not surprised though because of the mayor being in real estate. No wonder the council keeps agreeing to let people build more storage unit places. The roads are not capable of handle the traffic we have now let alone in three years. I guess the council just cares about the money they can collect from these new residents. My prediction is that within two years the home construction boom will tank and these developers will loose their arses. It’s the normal 10 – 15 year roller coaster ride of the housing market.
I guess it’s time to realize that the small quit place some of us moved here for 25 – 30 years ago are over and the council wants Palm Coast to be another city like Orlando or Jacksonville. The problem is they haven’t figured out yet how to balance the building market between housing and business. WAKE UP PEOPLE, THERE ARE NO CREDIBLE JOBS HERE TO ACCOMMODATE ALL THESE NEW PEOPLE MOVING HERE AND THIS IS NO LONGER A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY. Time to move.
February 4, 2022 at 6:37 am
Perfectly put. Don’t these people drive? It’s way beyond capacity now!! Palm Coast will be worse than Orlando or Jacksonville. Those cities are packed. But; the roads are more equipped to handle the number of cars. Much blame goes to the founding fathers of Palm Coast. They encouraged and predicted Palm Coast to grow to a Jacksonville population. Yet; they built no grid system of roads.