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Palm Coast Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 1 month ago

216-unit apartment complex planned near Rymfire Elementary

The complex of two- and three-bedroom homes will be developed over three phases.
by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor

A vacant plot of land near Rymfire Elementary School may become the Palm Coast R-Section's first major apartment complex. 

The proposed 216-unit Brite Homes complex, called Red Mill Pointe, would sit on 35.5 acres on the east side of Red Mill Drive between U.S. 1 and Rymfire Drive.

The land is already zoned for multifamily development, and the Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Regulation Board at a Dec. 15 meeting voted 6-0 to recommend that the Palm Coast City Council approve the proposed apartment complex's master site plan. 

The two-story units would be either two-bedroom or three-bedroom, with the two-bedroom units ranging from 1,400 to 1,500 square feet and the three-bedroom units ranging from 1,750 to 2,000 square feet.

The larger, three-bedroom units will be on the buildings' end caps, with the two-bedroom units in the interior.

The project will be developed over three phases, city Senior Planner Bill Hoover told planning board members at the meeting. 

It will be surrounded by canals on three sides, and has wetland areas that will buffer existing homes.

"The wetlands on the east side really provide an outstanding buffer to the single-family homes further to the east," Hoover said. "... If you're a neighbor you probably don't want any development, but if you're going to get one and it's multifamily, this site plan layout is really good."

All homes will have garages, and 30 of them will have two-car garages, he added. The community will also have an amenity center, an outdoor pool and a playground.

The developer will add a parallel water line that will help improve water pressure for neighboring property owners as well as for the new development, Hoover said.

"That's one of the few times that a development's going to actually provide a good benefit for neighboring properties that already exist," Hoover said. 

The developer's master site plan will need to be approved by the Palm Coast City Council before construction begins, Hoover said.



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