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Palm Coast’s Ambitions for More Parks Soar, But Development Tax to Fund Them Declines

| December 11, 2013

Palm Coast’s park impact fees levied on new construction are about to decline by a few hundred dollars, though the city’s ambitious plans for new parks and recreational facilities over the next few decades are unchanged.

In Startling Confrontations, DeLorenzo Takes On Palm Coast’s Jim Landon–and Impact Fees

| October 30, 2012

Palm Coast City Council member Jason DeLorenzo on Tuesday questioned the veracity of City Manager Jim Landon’s numbers and his “backroom” style while making the case for a two-year moratorium for impact fees on new construction in the city in a rare, direct and sustained public challenge to the assuming city manager.

Flagler School Board Rejects Building-Tax Cut, a Blow to Builders and the Chamber

| October 2, 2012

Chamber President Doug Baxter had hoped Palm Coast would “fall in line” with a building-tax moratorium of its own if the county and the school board adopted one. The county did. The school board refused to go along Tuesday evening, calling the proposal irresponsible.

As Expected, Flagler County Suspends $1,707-a-Home Building Tax for 2 Years

| October 1, 2012

The county’s moratorium is relatively small, but Flagler’s chamber of commerce and its home builders association hope to get the school board to approve a moratorium next, then move to Palm Coast, where impact fees add up to $15,270.

As Flagler Governments Consider Impact Fee Cut, Evidence of Economic Benefit Is Slim

| September 30, 2012

Builders and developers want the Flagler school board and Flagler County to cut impact fees–the one-time tax on construction–saying it’ll help the economy grow. But plenty of evidence says it won’t, while Flagler residents still reel from low values and empty houses that more new houses won’t help.

Impact Fees: What They Are, Who Pays Them, How Much They Pay

| September 30, 2012

Whether you call them impact fees, taxes or hidden taxes, they’re a Florida and Flagler County reality. An explanation and definition of impact fees with a local rate schedule by city and county.

Palm Coast Maps Out Gentler, Kinder Impact Fees on Developers, But Questions Arise

| April 12, 2011

The one-time impact fees developers pay when they build something would be lower for residential construction. Builders would get discounts for paying up front, or get to pay them on an installment plan.

St. Johns Raises Impact Fees on Residential Construction, Decreases Them on Commercial

| March 7, 2011

St. John’s decision to raise impact fees on residential construction contrasts sharply with discussions in Flagler, where developers and some elected officials want a moratorium on fees. Flagler’s fees are considerably lower than St. John’s.

Impact Fee Challenges in Florida: Legislature Moving to Neutralize Local Governments

| February 23, 2011

Local governments are challenging a 2009 law they consider an unfunded mandate that shifts the burden of proof from developers to governments in impact fee challenges. In a boon for developers, lawmakers are rewriting the law to make it challenge-proof.

End of the Trail for New Palm Coast Parks As Money and Visionary Plans Dry Up

| December 14, 2010

Despite a deficit of park acreage in the city, Palm Coast doesn’t plan to build another park for several years. In a concession to homebuilders, nor doesn’t it plan to change the fees levied on new construction to ensure more robust park financing in future.

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