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CITY OF PALM COAST Population: Area: County: Government:

Approximately 62 square miles Flagler Council/Manager form of government with five elected council members, one of which is elected mayor, incorporated on December 31, 1999

Location:

Located in the eastern portion of Flagler County, in the heart of Northeast Florida, equidistant between the cities of Jacksonville and Orlando

Housing:

Mixture of single- and multi-family housing dwellings; average cost of new construction (2005): $191,800

Average Household Income:

$56,338 (2006 Estimate)

Median Household Income:

$45,175

Per Capita Income:

$22,674

Median Age: Business Environment:

Medical Services:

50.3 years (Flagler County) Industrial parks within the city currently house more than 30 mid- to large-size businesses with the largest corporation, Palm Coast Data, employing close to 1,000 people; Bachelor’s Degree or higher -19.5%; unemployment rate - 3.6% (Flagler County) A general hospital - Florida Hospital Flagler, one large nursing home, assorted assisted-living facilities, various medical and dental clinics, rehab services and professional services

Utilities:

Electric - Florida Power & Light; Telephone - BellSouth and various other local and long distance services available; cellular and fiber optic service providers; Cable - Bright House Networks; Central Potable Water, Central Sanitary Sewer, and Reuse Water provided by City of Palm Coast

Climate:

Subtropical; avg. rainfall: 52 inches; avg. temperature: 71°; winter mean temperature: 57°; summer mean temperature: 80°

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Schools: Transportation:

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72,949 (City of Palm Coast) as of March 31, 2007

466 acres of parkland; 7 developed parks and playgrounds; a community pool; organized sports and extensive recreation programs for all ages; 6 private golf courses within the City limits and 3 adjacent to City limits Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (contractual agreement) with Sheriff’s satellite office in City of Palm Coast; City Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services and First Responder support with Flagler County Emergency Medical Service and County Fire Department 5 public elementary schools, 2 public middle schools, 2 public high schools, 1 public alternative school, and 3 private schools Direct access to I-95, US Highway 1, and State Road 100; 39 minutes from Daytona Beach International Airport


WARM GREETINGS FROM

PALM COAST FLORIDA

THE MAYOR OF THE INNOVATIVE CITY OF

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Palm Coast Holdings Inc.

R Halfway between the historic enchantment of St. Augustine and the dynamic fervor of Daytona Beach, one of the nation’s fastest growing cities beckons your business. Palm Coast is now the largest city on Florida’s northeast coast between Jacksonville and Melbourne. Our population of 72,000 has multiplied 6-1/2 times over the past twenty years, both in growth and prosperity. People are drawn to the city for its scenic beauty, quality of life and accessible location. To meet the needs of a growing community, the City Council has created a Community Redevelopment Agency to transform the condition of a main city thoroughfare, SR 100, using the CRA’s tools provided to local governments through a specific Florida Statute. The Act outlines a comprehensive program that provides the legal framework and financing mechanisms within which local governments can undertake the unique and complex task of overcoming blight within a specific corridor. Palm Coast’s Master Redevelopment Plan is designed to address growth related to economic development, transportation, housing, public safety and community aesthetics in a brand new ‘Town Center’ concept to be developed along SR 100. The City’s objectives are to utilize the CRA to reflect Town Center as a major catalyst for commercial, cultural, retail and residential development in the area. A prime objective for Palm Coast is to devise a plan that will provide a recommended course of action for the City to position itself favorably in the competitive market of the regional economy. The significant growth rates in Flagler County and its largest city, Palm Coast have generated an expanding labor force, with strong residential development activity extending northward and southward from the core area. Palm Coast’s proactive measures have prepared the City to capture a lion’s share of the community’s anticipated growth. I hope you’ll agree that Palm Coast’s Town Center is an ideal choice to locate a business: the place where Business Moves.

1 Corporate Drive Suite 3A Palm Coast, FL 32137 TF: 800.220.2930 P: 386.446.6226 F: 386.445.2653 www.palmcoast.com

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BRINGING IT BACK

‘THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD’

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Town Center at Palm Coast is a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND), which is the term used to describe the planning and urban design of new developments that take their forms from the structure and layout of traditional American small towns dating from the early decades of the 20th century. The planning concepts and physical attributes of small towns, with their human walkable scale and lively mix of uses, are as inviting now as when they were originally developed. There are many elements that make up a TND including: • Compact, defined urban neighborhoods, comprising a compatible mix of uses and housing types. • A network of connected streets with sidewalks and street trees to facilitate convenient and safe movement throughout the neighborhoods for all modes of transportation. • Focus on the pedestrian over the automobile while retaining automobile conveniences. • Integration of parks and public spaces. • The location of important civic buildings as landmarks, creating a strong sense of place.

Town Centers are gaining popularity throughout the country and especially in Florida. The desire to create a place where people can live, work and play is the current trend in urban planning. It is Smart Growth at its finest. The desire for community identity, social activities, and local entertainment is strong. Area residents are ready to see their desire fulfilled by Town Center which will incorporate all the TND elements to make it the "heart" of Palm Coast, a place where people want to live or visit over and over again. g


CHANGE IS ON THE HORIZON…

… IN THE HEART OF PALM COAST In the midst of the rapid growth happening in northeast Florida is Palm Coast, a city with unlimited potential where landmark change is taking place. The population of this once little-known Floridian city continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, but its commercial growth has not kept pace with the influx of new residents. That is about the change! There is a huge buzz in town about a very exciting development – a new city center. Developers are already beginning construction in Town Center at Palm Coast – a place to live, work and play located north of State Road 100 between Belle Terre Parkway and Interstate 95, Town Center will give Palm Coast a genuine “down town.” It will be the HEART and face of the city. Town Center will combine the lifestyle, architecture and ambiance of Main Streets of old with the convenience of a well planned urban center. It will include the following mixture of land uses: residential dwelling units, including town homes, condominiums, apartments and independent and assisted living units; nursing home beds; office space; retail commercial space; institutional space, including several public facilities; lodging rooms; and a multiplex state of the art movie theater. Town Center is off to a fast start; it is anticipated that it will build out as the area continues to grow.

Palm Coast has seen a tremendous amount of residential development over the last several years. The US Census recognized it as the fastest growing city in the entire nation during 2004 and 2005. This rapid residential growth has naturally led to a demand for more commercial development. Town Center will be at the forefront of the area’s commercial growth. Palm Coast Holdings, developer of Town Center, recognized the opportunity to create a “down town” for Palm Coast several years ago when Dale Arrington, then City Planning and Zoning Director, told company officials that the new City of Palm Coast needs an appropriate site for a permanent City Hall. That site has been reserved in the heart of the HEART of town. Other sites are designated for an Arts and Entertainment Center and a community center or other public use. These public uses will transform Town Center into a genuine “down town” - the HEART of the city. Dave Lusby, Vice President of Marketing for Palm Coast Holdings says “If it’s good for Palm Coast, it’s good for Palm Coast Holdings and Town Center is certainly good for Palm Coast.” g


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THE BIRTH OF A DREAM A World Class Arts & Entertainment Center A newborn city...a rapidly growing population with scores of artists and performers needing quality venues for their work...a small group of citizens with a desire to provide for these needs...committed volunteers with the time, energy and organizational skills to begin such a venture. All these factors came together at the right time to launch the dream of building a world class Arts and Entertainment Center in the Town Center at Palm Coast, the new heart of the City of Palm Coast and Flagler County. Few could have anticipated the highs that have come with our successes or the tremendous support we are receiving from our community.

THE VISION In 2001, members of local arts groups presented the need for cultural facilities to a consultant for the City of Palm Coast. In January 2004, after determining that the consultant’s preliminary report had not considered critical information about the growth and needs of the area, thirteen supporters of the arts applied to the State of Florida for recognition of a non profit foundation (the Foundation) with the goal to fund, build and operate a world class Arts and Entertainment Center in Palm Coast/Flagler County. Committees then worked on a presentation that was given to the Palm Coast City Council in early 2005 requesting a long term lease on acreage in the new Town Center at Palm Coast and recognition that the Foundation would have the opportunity to build and operate an arts and entertainment complex on this land. As directed by a unanimous vote of the City Council, the City Manager worked with the Foundation to develop an Agreement to Lease at a cost of one dollar per year for a term of forty years which was signed in April 2006. Recognizing that the City does not have the resources to build such a facility, the Foundation plans to carry out this plan without taxation! THE MISSION Believing that all Arts are an essential and a unique facet of life to which every citizen is entitled, the Foundation will strive to encourage and support excellence and vitality in all of the Arts; provide diverse opportunities for all residents and visitors to participate in the performing, visual, graphic and literary Arts by providing workshop facilities, training, rehearsal and performing venues and gallery space to local artists; develop a diverse and comprehensive schedule that will bring to Palm Coast/Flagler County outstanding artists and performing groups; and anticipate and plan for growth by providing venues that will meet the needs of a future city / county population in excess of 200,000 and area population in excess of one million.

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RESEARCH AND DESIGN A Turntable Divisible Auditorium (TDA) seating two thousand can be easily divided into three fully operational soundproof venues seating 1250, 375 and 375 respectively. The main stage will host a variety of performances ranging from traveling shows, big bands, ballet, opera and all other types of quality entertainment. Local performers and artists will also be featured throughout the entire year. The Foundation will provide office, storage and performing/ gallery space for major local arts groups. Two banquet rooms will allow the Center to host a variety of social activities including weddings and large parties. Plans call for the Center to be open every day of the year from early morning to late evening. A professional staff assisted by community volunteers will schedule and supervise in excess of six hundred events annually.

MEMBERSHIP The Foundation’s membership has grown from the original thirteen to more than fifteen hundred. The cost of a membership is twenty dollars annually. The greatest value of our large membership is its impact on potential donors who are assured we have the support of the community. When we project membership of over ten thousand prior to our opening in 2009, these benefactors are convinced that a world class Arts and Entertainment Center in the Town Center at Palm Coast can become the pulse of the new heart of the City, Flagler County and the northeast area of Florida.If these defining forces continue to come together, the Foundation will fulfill its motto: “Our efforts on behalf of artists and entertainers will enrich our todays and enhance our tomorrows.” g FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, PLEASE CONTACT: • Joseph Ganci, President, at (386) 446-2288 or email ganciarts@cfl.rr.com • Glenn Grube, Secretary, at (386) 437-9715 or email grube77@bellsouth.net. Or visit our website at www.pcffoundationarts-ent.org


Past, Present & Future

FlaglerCounty An interview with Michael Chiumento, Senior Managing Partner, Chiumento, Guntharp, P.A.

R Q. Mr. Chiumento, you are recognized as one of Flagler County’s pioneers. How long have you been in the county and what was it like when you moved here?

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A. I moved to Flagler County and opened my law practice in February 1973. Back then, it was a rural, agrarian county. My first fee was a dozen eggs. The population was around 6,000. I was one of two attorneys and there was only one doctor, one traffic signal, one grammar school and one high school in the entire county. The development regulations consisted of an antiquated three page subdivision ordinance. The county did not have a zoning ordinance or building department and it did not issue building permits or inspect any construction work. Q. To what do you attribute the county’s tremendous growth over the past 35 years? A. From the early 1970’s to the mid-1990’s, the county’s growth was primarily the result of the marketing and development efforts of ITT Community Development Corporation (ITT/CDC). ITT/CDC invested hundreds of millions of dollars to plan, market and develop the infrastructure at Palm Coast and at Sea Colony, Matanzas Shores and Hammock Dunes on the beach. In addition to developing the infrastructure that was essential for growth, ITT/CDC built parks, golf courses, a hotel and marina, single-family homes and condominiums, office and industrial buildings and retail commercial space. In addition to being the dominant developer, ITT/CDC was the largest employer in the county for many years. It also was responsible for attracting other businesses to the area. By the time ITT/CDC sold its real estate holdings in the mid-1990s, what had been a rural, agrarian county 20 years before had become a rapidly growing community. Q. Did growth slow down after ITT/CDC ceased operating in the county? A. No, to the contrary, the area grew even faster after ITT/CDC discontinued operations. It was replaced by several other large developers that were able to

multiply what ITT/CDC had been doing for over 20 years. These second generation developers include: Palm Coast Holdings, the developer of Town Center at Palm Coast, Palm Coast Park and numerous smaller projects; LandMar, the developer of Grand Haven, Grand Landings, Grand Reserve and Grand Woods - LandMar also took over ownership and management of four local golf courses which are part of what LandMar calls its Grand Club; The Ginn Company, which is developing the Club at Hammock Beach, including two new golf course communities known as The Conservatory and The Gardens; and Lowe Enterprises, the developer of Ocean Hammocks and a new golf course community known as Continued on Page 12


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Sawmill Creek - Lowe also acts as sales representative for several local builders. Numerous smaller developers and builders also contributed to the accelerating growth. Q. Will Flagler County continue to be one of the fastest growing counties in the country? A. Absolutely! Palm Coast is bisected by I-95 so it is hard to miss by the many “baby boomers” who will continue to move to Florida. Also, unlike during the ITT/CDD days, today there are a wide variety of available housing products that are being marketed by numerous developers and builders. Those marketing efforts were recently augmented by the inaugural Ginn Champions Tour Golf Tournament which provided three days of positive national television exposure for Palm Coast and Flagler County. Everyone who stops to look will be attracted by the three-season climate, proximity to ocean beaches, natural beauty and lack of congestion compared to other populated areas in Florida. Those who look more closely will find that Palm Coast offers a variety of recreational opportunities, numerous parks, the Florida Agricultural Museum, countless clubs and organizations, educational opportunities for all age groups and a new state of the art hospital. Soon they will also find the “heart of the City” at Town Center where they can shop, play and live - and work, if they are not already retired. Town Center will complete the package by filling a need for convenient shopping and providing a state of the art entertainment center for the community.

Q. What factors do you think will contribute most of the future growth of the county? A. As I said, convenient shopping, a state of the art movie theater, a variety of new restaurants and a genuine downtown will soon fill the only void that remains at Palm Coast and in Flagler County. In my opinion, that will be a major factor influencing future growth. In addition, there are a dozen or more well planned new residential and mixed-use developments in the county that will provide a variety of housing opportunities - from affordable to high-end - for years to come. Obviously, no assessment of future growth in Florida can fail to mention the baby boomers. Many will find their way to Palm Coast. Also, local government, in cooperation with local business leaders, has made a major commitment to attracting businesses to Flagler County. New business means jobs, families, and a more balanced population and economic base which will help sustain growth and prevent the area from becoming just another retirement community. Q. Is it true that you are building a project at Town Center? A. Yes, I am building a mixed-use project that will include office space, retail space, a restaurant and possibly a bank. Our law firm is looking forward to relocating to Town Center some time next year. g


THE CLUB AT GINN HAMMOCK BEACH YACHT HARBOR VILLAGE AT HAMMOCK BEACH THE CONSERVATORY AT GINN HAMMOCK BEACH OCEAN HAMMOCK RESORT GINN AVIATION THE GARDENS

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Palm Coast, a growing city in the eastern portion of Flagler County and minutes from the Atlantic coast, is growing faster than any other area in the state, yet it retains a pristine, “old Florida” feel. It is here where Bobby Ginn, President and CEO of Ginn Resorts, envisioned several luxury lifestyle communities, centered around master-planned amenities and connected by the water. Using decades of experience and visionary thinking, Bobby Ginn is able to see beyond what is - to what could be. “When I first came to Palm Coast, I was awestruck by the beauty of the area,” said Bobby Ginn. “The city is very careful with its development. It doesn’t want to lose its charm. That’s one reason why it and its people have been such great neighbors to us.” Ginn Resorts’ Current Palm Coast Projects:

THE CLUB AT GINN HAMMOCK BEACH The Club at Ginn Hammock Beach is a luxury condominium complex, centered around an 11-story tower situated on one of the last major tracts of undeveloped oceanfront on Florida’s east coast.

YACHT HARBOR VILLAGE AT GINN HAMMOCK BEACH Yacht Harbor Village at Ginn Hammock Beach is a Mediterranean-themed, 76-acre enclave of 205 single-family homesites and 88 condominiums, all overlooking a marina or the Intracoastal Waterway.

THE CONSERVATORY AT GINN HAMMOCK BEACH The Conservatory at Ginn Hammock Beach, a 565-acre private community will feature 340 custom homesites, Spanish Renaissance-style architecture and a grand glass-enclosed Clubhouse that will serve as the community centerpiece and private social venue.

OCEAN HAMMOCK RESORT Ocean Hammock Resort, acquired in late 2006 by Ginn Resorts, includes the AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning The Lodge and the Ocean Hammock Golf Club, a renowned Jack Nicklaus-design Signature course.

GINN AVIATION In order to move company leaders to and from individual properties for important meetings and events, or to look at developing projects, Ginn Aviation maintains a fleet of aircraft at the Palm Coast Airport. Ginn Resorts built a new hangar in 2006, which is large enough to accommodate the expanding fleet and personnel at the airport. One of the largest corporate fleets in Florida, practically every plane is in the air seven days a week making four to five trips a day. g

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THE LANDING AT PALM COAST

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Developer’s Realty Corporation of West Hartford, CT. and Weingarten Realty Investors of Houston, TX. have entered into a joint venture to develop the Palm Coast Landing at Town Center located at the northeast corner of Belle Terre Parkway and State Road 100. This project will be at the gateway of the Town Center in Palm Coast. The vision of this project is to create a quality regional Lifestyle center. The project will blend aesthetically and architecturally with the area. A retail experience that will give the people of the community an opportunity to enjoy first run movies, excellent eating establishments and all the other complimentary retailers that will enhance the shopping experience. The project consists of a 435,000 square foot regional Lifestyle Center anchored by Super Target. National retailers include Ross Stores, TJ Maxx, Michael’s Arts & Crafts, Pet Smart, health fitness center as well as banks and casual dining restaurants.

A companion project in the Urban Core of Town Center includes Epic Theatre’s multi-screen stadium seating theater. The movie theater will anchor approximately 200,000 square feet of complimentary retail, restaurants, and specialty shops, all within walking distance of most of Town Center’s planned residential projects. Joseph Baranowski, President and CEO of Developer’s Realty, said “We are excited to work with Weingarten Realty Investors on this project. We wanted to make sure that we brought in a joint venture partner that builds quality centers and has the same culture, family values and experience as Developer’s Realty.” Michael E. Lynch of The Lynch Companies of North Florida, Inc., consultant to Developer’s Realty was instrumental in finding the location and bringing both entities together. Michael stated “The reception has been very strong from the retailers on a local and a national level”. The types of retailers and the quality of restaurants will bring the goods and services that the residents of Palm Coast have been asking for.” “The City of Palm Coast is a wonderful community and we look forward to bringing them a quality center” said Terry Marks, Regional Development Director of Weingarten Realty Investors. The anticipated ground breaking will be mid 2007 and opening mid 2008. g



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