Polo Club West and Old Kings Developer Still Negotiating Terms; To Be Continued January 16th at 9am

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Palm Coast City Council held a business meeting on January 2nd, 2024. During this meeting the public showed up to voice their concerns and make their voices heard about the agenda items. Public comment lasted roughly an hour at the beginning of the meeting with many issues being brought to the councils attention.

During the discussion period following public comment, Pontieri made a motion to stop in-lot development for 90 days while they work on the codes, and then the continue the hold on building or not. Danko seconded the motion. Klufas stated his disagreement, that he feels stopping in-lot development is too extreme, and he wants to hear from staff. The city attorney stated he recommended that the motion be tabled until next business meeting, to formalize all of the necessities , allow staff to gather information, and allow for residents to continue to report their issues. The motion will be addressed at the next business meeting on January 16th, 2024.

City staff then heard for the third time about the development near Polo Club West  on Old Kings Road. Both legal representatives for the developer and the Polo Club West development where present and spoke on behalf of their clients. Both parties admitted that they have not come to complete agreement regarding the plot of land that lies in-between both developments. Public comment involved many people stating their desire to see this postponed in order to allow for both parties to continue to come to an agreement. Council approved the motion to move this issue to the January 16th business meeting at 9am. The following agenda item was the rezoning of the very same parcel. The council made the same motion to move the rezoning matter to the January 16th 9am business meeting.

The Council moved on to the third agenda item which was the rehearing for the Cascades development. That particular item was the cause for much debate, and tension in the city meeting, causing the meeting to run to the late hour of 11:30pm.  Read the full article on the Cascades development rehearing here.

The remainder of the agenda items were unable to be heard due to the late hour of the meeting. The council voted to move the remaining agenda items to the January 16th, 2024 meeting at 9am.

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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