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 Development is picking up again in Palm Coast, and one local landowner is making moves to satisfy the growing demand for dirt.
Major construction projects require truckloads of fill and Florida Landmark Communities in Palm Coast plans to dig a “borrow pit” to provide that material.
On Tuesday, Palm Coast City Council members voted 5-0 to adjust the zoning in a 276-acre area near the Flagler County Airport.
The adjustment increases the area designated for “high-intensity” industry from 5 acres to 52 acres.
Changing the designation gives Florida Landmark the green light to dig the 14-acre pit. Once all the dirt is removed, the pit will fill with water and become a lake, according to the city.
Florida Landmark executive Clint Smith said developers have had no choice but to purchase dirt from outside the area and the accompanying transportation costs have burdened developers.
”(The dirt) will be used for our projects and for other construction,” Smith said.
Specifically, the 276 acres, which was annexed to the city in February, is about a mile south of State Road 100 and a short distance west of Seminole Woods Boulevard.
Additionally, a 100-foot-wide canal running east to west will serve as a buffer between the industrial section of the 276-acre property to the north and the residential area to the south, said Jose Papa, a Palm Coast senior planner.
Papa told council members in March the city has not received any complaints from neighbors about the upcoming borrow pit.


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